Saturday, 19 March 2016

Saturday photos #57 - note to self

This week's photos turn out to be a useful reminder to me.  I decided to stop my car on my routine run through the next village over and take some photos.  It's a very pretty place, and old, but when I got back and started editing what I had, I found there was way, way too much of this sort of stuff:


I love old brickwork, the way it weathers (though I recall that's not so great when you're living in it), and the contrast between the bricks and other surfaces - the wood, or tiles, or slates.  But too many brick pictures in one photo collage and what do you get?  Brick mush.  I should have looked better at other things: maybe more doors and windows, and that would have given me a better choice of colours and textures.  But it's a good lesson, so I am sharing my less than satisfactory collage anyway. 


7 comments:

  1. I too love old brick and stone with weathered wood -- don't apologize! You are not the only one ...

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  2. Architecture is full of inspiration. Great photos.

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  3. Top right photo in your collage is just glorious - the weathered blue/grey painted woodwork against the bricks, but I love those old tiles!

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  4. I love pictures of brick work and old walls. The colour combinations make good inspiration for colours for quilts as well.

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  5. Beautiful. Texture, nostalgia and social history too

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  6. Same here! Love old bricks and stones along with wood. Moss and lichen on them is even better. It's a very beautiful collage, full of texture and warmth. There are days, after I come back home, I too see a definite theme in my photos :)

    -Soma

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  7. It doesn't look unsuccessful to me at all. Love the one with the bricks, the window and the roof. And of course the church windows. My collection of tree branches is one that mushes together, but I haven't posted that.

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