Life is about finding solutions and compromises to day-to-day issues. Shopping for example. Men aren’t much good at patiently waiting while their wives shop, and wives certainly don’t like their husbands fidgeting around while they shop.
When we go to the shopping centre in the town about 20 mins drive away, we have a routine. We part company. My wife says: ‘off you go, amuse yourself for an hour and meet me by the Lifts back up to the car park’. And off I go, camera in hand to see what images I can find. It works.
Last week, the weather being mild, I decided to walk round the outside of the shopping centre. Something I hadn’t done before. I came across today’s image just as the sun went behind a cloud. The image disappeared – shadows and highlights lost. I hung around for about ten minutes patiently waiting, trying not to look too much like a man with nowhere to go, and then the sun re-appeared. And the image returned.
It’s the lines and shapes and form that attracts me to this. It looks OK in colour but in Black and White the tonal range can be tweaked a little more. A little extra contrast makes such a difference sometimes.