Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bridge 27

Bank holiday Monday saw us walking around the Shropshire Union Canal. Well, a very small portion of it near the Grindley Brook Staircase Lock, anyway. One of the bridges on that stretch of the canal (bridge 27, if you hadn't guessed, which is actually more of a tunnel) has an unusual architecture in that the brickwork is built into a spiral along the length of the tunnel rather than a more traditional cylinder. The effect of the light hitting the bricks gives the whole thing a wormhole-like appearance, like a swirling vortex to another realm. All very Whovian.

Portal
Looking under the bridge
Bridge 27
The effect of the swirling brickwork inside

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Patterns in Nature

A study of patterns and interesting things in nature around Stainborough, near Barnsley. All pictures taken in monochrome rather than converting. See the full gallery.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Favours

Favours by craigand
Favours, a photo by craigand on Flickr.

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A nice little selection of wedding favours

Balls

Balls by craigand
Balls, a photo by craigand on Flickr.
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A selection of watery balls used in a table centre at a wedding. They are very brittle and explode easily, but are also bouncy. Weird. They are all transparent. The varying shades and colours are purely from reflected background detail.