On Being Addicted To Shapes And Shadows…

Hard Standing“My names Rob, I’m 36 years old and I’m addicted to shapes and shadows.”
Few! I feel much better now that I’ve got that off my chest. The problem is, I don’t think there’s a way to treat this affliction. If I’ve got a free day, I have to stop myself looking out of the window , otherwise if there’s just a hint of direct Sunlight my camera bag is on my shoulder and I’m out of the door before my Wife even knows what’s happening.

I skulk around Industrial Parks, Historical Land Marks, Old Buildings and Slipways. I cannot pass by a subject where I see a shape, or even better a shape with a shadow, without taking a photo.

Public Pontoon, Priddys Hard

I didn’t mention reflections. Oh yes, I have to shoot those too. If I’m taking my Son to school, and there’s not a breath of wind in the air, I gotta go. I gotta find those scenes!

Wooden Hut On Pier. 10 of 365.

Low Sun on a bright day. That’s the best time to shoot shadows. They’re everywhere, sharply defined and changing the very nature of my landscape. Normal buildings suddenly aquire character, and boring shapes are given extra dimension.

I Smell Black Powder...

So I’ve bared my Soul, my addiction to Shadows and Shapes. What’s yours?

Cheers, Rob.

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