Something completely different for today’s post. Those of you who follow this blog, or are regular visitors, will know that I am always on the look-out for unusual images that can easily be missed. Today’s images are of wood – used simply as panelling. It was when I was processing the first image (of old wood) that the idea of counter-balancing it with an image taken three weeks ago (of new wood) came to mind.
This first image is of part of the end wall of a simple log cabin in the woods on the Ashridge Estate. I presume this was once a gamekeeper’s cottage. The old bleached timbers, partially shed of bark and in places yellowed with age appealed to me as a study in textures. I included a small triangle of the roof timber at the far top right just to hold the image in.
As I processed this, my mind flipped back to a morning we spent in Grizedale Forest in the Lake District three weeks ago. We stopped off for coffee and cake at the Visitor Centre, and while I waited in the courtyard I searched for an image and found some new wood panelling beside a doorway. The grain in the wood was rich and characterful and there was a small section of contrasting colour and some metal work that aided the composition.
I will be interested to hear what you make of these: do feel free to comment.