Statues and Sculptures/8

Statue of General Barclay de Tolley  – 1761-1818 by the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia.    Please click on image for a better view. General Barclay de Tolley was a Russian Field Marshal and Minister of War during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. A descendant of the Scottish Clan Barclay with roots in Towie, Aberdeenshire, De Tolley grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia.  He entered the Imperial … Continue reading Statues and Sculptures/8

Odd Couple/33 – Two Girls

This is series on couples – street photography capturing two people –  which for lack of anything more imaginative I have named the Odd Couple series, when in fact they may, or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer.  Please click on image for a better view. Taken in Ottawa, Ontario.    For my solo series click here. Cee’s black and white challenge: open … Continue reading Odd Couple/33 – Two Girls

Black and White – Towers

Paula’s Black and White Sunday is Towering.   Please click on images for a better view. The Hassan Tower in Rabat, Morocco was intended, in 1195, to be the largest minaret in the world along with a mosque, also intended to be the world’s largest. But the Sultan  died and construction stopped. The tower reached 44 m (140 ft) only half of its intended height. The rest of the mosque was also left … Continue reading Black and White – Towers

Photo Editing: Manipulation

Do I like to manipulate my photographs?  Yes.  I think of each photograph as art. I like to take the image and process it to say what I would like it to say.  This was an urban shot and I wanted to emphasize that, choosing to make it grittier and black and white. I have included the original image  below. Please click on image for a better … Continue reading Photo Editing: Manipulation

Ninety Years Ago (almost)

I’ve been going through things lately and came across a book of old photographs – Petit Édifices – Deuxième Série – Normandie by Augustin Bernard;  copyright by Auguste Vincent et Cie, Paris 1927.  This is a sample – please click on any image for a larger view. Plate 2 – Logis du Grand Turc, Rue Sanit-Romain, Rouen Plate 4 – Maison, Rue Des Arpents, Rouen … Continue reading Ninety Years Ago (almost)

Odd Couple/25 – Friends in Conversation

This is series on couples – street photography capturing two people –  which for lack of anything more imaginative I have named the Odd Couple series, when in fact they may, or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer. For my solo series click here Please click on image for a larger view   Paula’s black and white Sunday: Surreptitious photography Continue reading Odd Couple/25 – Friends in Conversation