Maritime monochromes

by Helen Hooker February. 18, 2010 4328 views

My Mum and I visited Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth today for a spot of retail therapy. The weather was pretty grim so I just took my little compact camera along on the off-chance of finding something to shoot. After lunch I saw a view of the Spinnaker Tower which I??d never noticed before ?? looking up through the canopy around the base of the tower. The bollards I??ve included here have featured on my blog before ?? I like the contrast between their stark black and white paintwork and the texture of the paving and wood beneath them. I spotted the final shot as we crossed the bridge over the canal ?? the bolts in the wooden planks remind me of the dot-to-dot puzzles I used to do as a child. As the weather was so dreary, and all of these views were largely monochrome in any case, I thought I??d make this a black and white set to bring out the lines and textures.

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Yumi Sakurai 7 years, 7 months ago

Very nice flaming. Cool!

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Thebronzebow 7 years, 7 months ago

Excellent shots with strong graphics and tones!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 7 months ago

great set!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pete 7 years, 7 months ago

always enjoy reading why you took the photos
have a great weekend

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Heather 7 years, 7 months ago

Well done! I am fascinated by the technical nature of the first shot, but my favorite is number 2. I like that you see "connect the dots" or "dot to dot puzzles in the last.

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Marsha 7 years, 7 months ago

Great finds and captures for a B/W set, Helen!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 7 years, 7 months ago

good job!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynda 7 years, 7 months ago

A lovely stark and dramatic set.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 7 years, 7 months ago

Nice set , I used to love dot-to -dot.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Riyaz 7 years, 7 months ago

Fab shots! Love No 1!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 7 months ago

These are fabulous. Love the lines, patterns and textures.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Swatton 7 years, 7 months ago

Nice mix of straight lines and curves in #1 - and you are right, b/w is ideal

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