Sunday, 25 March 2012
Light and shadow
(Hover mouse over image for the black and white version)
Because I'm me, when I download a day's worth of photos from one of my photographic explorations, I generally have a couple of attempts at more 'arty' shots, alongside the plethora of general record and landscape pictures. I try to keep my eyes open for patterns and textures. This is Thornton Viaduct again. I noticed in the strong, low sunlight that there were good patterns of light and shadow. Then I couldn't decide if it looked best in black and white or if I preferred the colour. See what you think.
This is the final day of the Thornton Challenge photographic experiment in which Alan Burnett and I agreed to explore the same village at different times and from our own perspective and then share what we each 'saw'. For Alan's eye view, please go to his blog NEWS FROM NOWHERE.
I've had a lot of fun exploring Thornton, taking photos, writing the posts and, of course, seeing what Alan came up with too. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. I think it proves the original hypothesis. (See here). Certainly in this series I think you can read, 'between the lines', quite a lot about the photographers as well as about Thornton. I approached it like some kind of enthusiastic tour guide, picking out the highlights, bombarding you with historical titbits and determined to make you overlook the fact that your hotel is right next to a building site. Alan, on the other hand, approached the assignment like a seasoned reporter, homing in on the underlying essence of the place and, with a journalist's flair for words, neatly summing up a world of truth in each pithy phrase. Perhaps you need both of us really, to get a balanced picture. The good news is that both of us will continue, in our own blogs, to explore our lovely home county of Yorkshire and we hope you'll continue on the journey with us. Thanks Alan, and thanks to everyone who read and commented, for sharing this with us. I've made some new friends and that's lovely. Maybe we should do it again sometime?