Another timeless monochrome from India and from long ago, so scanned from film.
It was taken in a tiny village called Aihole in Karnataka State which is blessed with the remains of dozens of temples from the sixth and seventh centuries.
This bike repair shed serves a rural community, and perhaps doesn’t get as much passing trade as the liquor store just up the street, but the condition of the roads must cause quite a few punctures and bent wheels.
From the look of the sky, maybe those guys will be needed in a few hours.
Otherwise, I find this scene somewhat surreal.
That’s a mighty dinky little lookout. I fancy one of those next to the barbie….
Best Baguettes in Adelaide so they say.
A market hall, though I think in the district of Glenelm because we visited a fairground there in the evening. Nice city is Adelaide.
This cat certainly has a mean look in its eye, which is strange as cats usually take a liking to me. I do like cats. Boiled with rice preferably.
Joking…… Just joking…
After the shock of celebrating my birthday yesterday with a picture in technicolor, here we are back to another truly exciting and memorable monochrome.
Perhaps the title for this one should be ‘Peanuts for Peanuts’.
A street scene captured in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It’s sometimes difficult to read peoples reactions to having their picture taken.
Is it suspicion, fear, annoyance? Does he think that he’s been caught out?
I’m pretty sure that I would feel all of those and more….
Do we have the right to intrude? Should we reserve the right for people to see only our good side, or should we use our camera to catalogue and record even the negative and less than ideal conditions? I almost decided to delete this picture.
But life can be dour…..
A street portrait taken in Glasgow.
I like how working in monochrome encourages a more formal and studied approach to picture making. Balancing the tones and cropping to enhance the formal elements of placement and division is a very satisfying activity. The unruly diagonals always add a touch of tension, don’t you think?
The pace of life has slowed and the evenings have a chill about them so it’s time to light the fire and prepare the supper.
An atmospheric wintertime view in my home town.
A surreal scene on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Varanasi back lanes twist and turn and on this occasion I’m not sure who was more surprised as I came around a corner, to a welcome on the wall, and a girl hurriedly stepping aside.