Tag Archives: Solarization


Strolling around with a camera, on the look-out for the next image to capture, I enjoy the challenge of attempting something different. These are often experimental ideas. The results commonly end up being deleted back home, but there is sometimes … Continue reading

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Light Streams

In the course of the last week or two I’ve been pruning the archive. It’s a necessary task as hard disk space gets swallowed up. Images that no longer hold appeal or have been duplicated (or bettered) can be binned, … Continue reading

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On the stairs

Solarizing a B&W image in Photoshop is very simple and is always unpredictable. What surprised me on this occasions was the way the process handled an elliptical cloud that hung over these steps – it was the cloud that had … Continue reading

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We are finally departing. The packing up is complete, the house lies empty – a mere shell of its former self, the windows like soulless eyes. New owners will now create, craft and shape a new home. We wish them … Continue reading

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The Bar

The Bar is at the heart of a hotel. It’s where people gather for a drink and a chat. A bar that is inviting visually will win more custom than a bar that is uninspiring. This is the bar of … Continue reading

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At the end of the passageway_2

This follows on from my previous post. I was on my way from Charing Cross to Southbank via Hungerford Bridge. About a minute’s walk after taking the images in Passing By, you reach a long narrow closed-in passageway. A bit … Continue reading

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Solarized Roof

Milton Keynes is home to one of the longest indoor ski slopes in the UK. This image shows part of the Xscape’s roof inside which is the SnoZone. Today’s image started off life as a rather unremarkable picture taken on … Continue reading

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At the end of the Passageway

The image today is a type of image that has been shot so many times before, that it has become hackneyed; and your immediate reaction may be: ‘Oh No, not another…’ But faced with a classic passageway and a figure … Continue reading

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Balcony and Chair

I spotted this on a walkabout in the Theatre district of MK a few days ago. This is a building I’ve walked past on many occasions, but perhaps I hadn’t looked up at it from this direction before. There are … Continue reading

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The Stadium

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again: B&W is a much more tolerant medium than colour. It allows us to exaggerate contrast, to distort the tonal range, create mood, and at the extremes produce images that, I recall … Continue reading

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