Increasingly as a photographer I find myself drawn to the little things. Even the most ordinary of sights, the places we pass every day, can seem more interesting if we focus on the details. And when travelling somewhere new, picking out those details can add colour and texture to a record of our travels.
For Tina’s Lens Artists challenge this week I am posting a series of galleries, each on a different theme and with a selection of my favourite images taken in the past year. Some have featured in previous posts, many have not.
My chosen themes reflect some of my favourite subjects for photography:
I found details this year both close to home and on my travels in the UK (Shropshire, Liverpool, Yorkshire, Wiltshire) and Europe (Paris and Seville). They include both natural and man-made subjects.
My featured photo is of an Egyptian Goose in Bushey Park, west London, and was taken in March. The remaining images, below, are all in chronological order.
Swan feathers, Boston Manor Park, west London
Tree root in Cardingmill Valley, Shropshire, June 2021
Spotted in a window in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, June 2021
Pelican in St James’ Park, London, July 2021
Doors in Liverpool and in Masham, Yorkshire, August 2021
Street art in Montmartre, Paris, September 2021
In the Sacré Coeur, Paris, September 2021
Carving of a bagpipe player on a 15th century tomb in Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, September 2021
Art installation, Kew Gardens, west London, October 2021
Lichen on a log, Kew Gardens, west London, October 2021
In St Peter’s church, Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, November 2021
Fallen bougainvillea flower, gardens of the Real Alcazar, Seville, November 2021
I’ll be rounding off with a final set of favourites, a miscellaneous selection, probably tomorrow!