In the morning I made some mediocre pictures of bicycles, quite spiritless, but there’s always the afternoon, right?
Well, shortly before noon it began to rain and it stubbornly kept to that all day, even when I went home. In the meantime I had looked at my bicycle images, had decided that they were probably even less than mediocre, and so I felt the need to pull something out of my non-existent hat.
Of all routes possible, I decided to do the umbrella trick again: Basically you use a wide-angle lens and include your umbrella in the frame. In this particular image I used the verticals of two trees, one fountain, the umbrella handle and a woman passing by, and the result, cropped to a square, quite satisfies me.
Hobsonesque? I think so. It may have something of that certain quality that Mark’s compositions always have (and always here means really … well … always), that quality that I admire endlessly and that I can’t possibly describe. I admit I’m neither ashamed to plagiarize, nor to pay homage 🙂