Window Cleaning

I was walking through the vast space that connects the two interior shopping malls at our local shopping centre when I spotted today’s image.


This is window cleaning on a grand scale using a Cherry Picker (aerial lift platform).  This was very obviously a silhouette requiring little processing. The challenge was to get a good profile of the cleaner and also a reasonable composition. So I patiently waited, checking my watch as my wife was shopping and I was window watching. Patience was rewarded. This was the best shot of about a dozen. And I made my deadline for meeting up, somewhat breathlessly.

About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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17 Responses to Window Cleaning

  1. oneowner says:

    Worth the wait.


  2. Len says:

    Great silhouette with cool lines and patterns Andy. Quite a good eye.


  3. Yup, definitely worth being slightly breathless at the meetup!


  4. I like the repeating patterns here, Andy. Nice find.


  5. Waiting paid off! Nice shot!


  6. Excellent Andy. Worth waiting for.


  7. seekraz says:

    Nice capture, Andy…I did some of that sitting and waiting the other day, too….alongside a stream, trying to be very still so as not to disturb the ducks and geese that were floating by…my posterior got a little cold from the rock I was sitting on, but I did manage to get some nice photos, too…. I’d say our patience is rewarded occasionally…. 😉


    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Scott. Increasingly I am of the opinion that serious photography is a solitary pursuit. I’m reminded of a quote by Mark Twain: ‘Golf is a good walk spoiled’. Photography can have the same effect on a good walk!


      • seekraz says:

        You’re welcome, Andy, and I think you’re right…and it’s like being a writer, too…you end up spending your time alone so you can focus and think and create and see those bigger worlds. And yes, Mr Twain…I’ve found that I have to leave my camera at work when I take my lunchtime walks…or I don’t get very far…and if I do, I always get back late…. 🙂


  8. theaterwiz says:

    Love the compo and the lines in this one, well done


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