We probably all experience mild bouts of synaesthesia in our day to day lives: associating numbers, letters, words even, with colours seems neither trippy or in anyway unusual when we find our our minds in that zone. If I said I do it all the time I'd be lying; that said, I know that both the number three and word March shout green to me so, here we go again - our third themed photo session of the year. For 2023 back issues you can see what we were doing in January here, and February right here. O.K., let's see what we've got...
I've probably spending more time than is good for me lately in local churchyards. For a start I often eat my lunch in them; if the benches aren't covered in guano that is. Recently I've noticed some of the tombstones have been stuck in the ground so long that the moss has all but taken over; good luck with your etchings and finding out who's lying beneath. Here are four random shots.
If you follow me on Twitter you'll probably have seen that I like to play around with filters. A couple of weekends ago I shared a number of photographs I've taken recently at two of my favourite power stations. (Yes, I really can rank power stations; to be honest I can rank anything if I've got a pen and paper in front of me.) Anyway, back to Power Station Saturday (nothing says literal quite like literal, I find) - here are two garishly green filtered shots of Battersea and Ratcliffe-on-Soar I posted from that particular collection.
And last, but not least, from me anyway, is a street sign situated but a stone's throw from the River Trent in Nottingham and one I saw on my travels last weekend. I think it fits this month's theme, don't you?
|Green Street, NG2|
I really like throwing these things open. Being a lover of photography I'm keen to see other people's photographs and get an insight into what they're all about through their images. I've been following Swiss Adam both on Twitter and in the blogosphere for a long, long time and am always blown away by the juxtaposition between his writing, his choice of music and his, often, stark photography.
It's fantastic how one theme can lead to such a variety of interpretations. Like the lateral thinking that goes on too like with your Green Street shot.ReplyDelete
Hmm..., an ornamental garden I thought - has C acquired a drone. But no, a doormat of all things - you can tell she is an artist!
I had a few other photos for this theme but stuck with the one. I too had gravestones and my lime green kitchen wall/white tiles. Great minds an' all that.
Thank you, Alyson. And there you have it - two words I use a lot around here: *thank you*. To you and everyone who takes the time to drop by and humour a blogger who, by now, is fast approaching his sell by date.Delete
Lovely stuff John. C's shot had me thinking she must have had a drone too. I too love a power station also.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Adam. I've a feeling when we hook up we may touch upon power stations!Delete
Ah, all great photos and the variety is brilliant! Your gravestones and SA's winching gear shot are so appealing, love to see things changing/decaying. I'm intrigued by Alyson's puzzling reflection, I guess there must be some subtle curves and angles at play but I like to think there's actually a parallel universe behind the glass... and the more I look the more green I see. I could also look at CC's image for ages, very compelling and inviting all sorts of questions!ReplyDelete
Look forward to next month.
They really are great - think this series is just going to get better and better.Delete
As for my reflection I went back the next day and worked it out - angles as you say - I was at around 10-15degrees and in the other direction the Town House was at 10-15 degrees up on the High Street. Found it really puzzling at the time though and yes, felt like a parallel universe kind of thing going on.
I think I need to know more about CC's building. Lots of small windows with green bunting outside. A squash club for Irish people? Maybe best again not to ask and just let the imagine run riot.
Thanks for hosting this John - love all the photos.
Thank you, both. If, like me, you reach for your phone/camera more than is probably good for you, then, yes, we'll have a great time with this feature. And, here's the thing, if *you* want to set the theme/agenda for a particular month then please let me know and your wish is my command...Delete
I shall write something more interesting next time!ReplyDelete
Alyson - I think the building is a hall belonging to one of the three churches on the main road parallel to ours.There - that is more interesting!ReplyDelete
Wow, three churches on one road, and a church hall with lots of little windows - that is interesting!Delete
I have a feeling CC will be the one to watch during this feature. He tells us no more than we need to know, yet backs it up with a killer photo...Delete
The power station shots were the things of nightmare.ReplyDelete
I'll try to play along next month if my brain allows.
That would be wonderful, Rol. It's very rare I throw something 'out there' (not since the heady days of Swedey McSwedeface have I asked the massive for a dig out with something.) See the show notes for April's theme. JDelete
Where are the show notes, then?Delete
I'm confused already.
See the P.S. at the foot of my piece:)Delete