Monthly Archives: March 2008

Dead leaf

Dead leaf, originally uploaded by foto-art. Dead leaf at St.Paul’s church, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. I find it interesting that having spent a whole day in Burton on Trent with the aim of taking some photos, the only one I … Continue reading

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Portrait of a child drawing

Drawing, originally uploaded by foto-art. Portrait of a child drawing. I have often said on this blog that I do not take portraits and this of course is the exception to the rule. On a recent family get-together, one of … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 1

Valle Crucis Abbey 1, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Monastery, near Llangollen in Wales. This is a typical architecture type of shot for me, making use of doorways and windows as elements and shapes composed in the frame. The … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 2

Valle Crucus Abbey 2, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Monastery, near Llangollen in North Wales. This is the Latin name for ‘Vale of the Cross’ and the Monastery, founded in 1200/1201 by Madoc ap Gruffydd for the Cistercian order, … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 3 Texture and shape

Valle Crucis Abbey 3, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Abbey, near Llangollen, North Wales. When I arrived here the light was virtually side-on to the Monastery, so I was able to get a shot like this which highlights the … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Abbey 4 – Light and shade

Valle Crucis Abbey 4, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Monastery. I quite like this composition. The bases of the pillars and the wall on the extreme left, lead the eye to the doorway, and from there, the eye wanders … Continue reading

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Stile and sky – A look at minimalism

Stile and sky, originally uploaded by foto-art. Stile and sky near near Rode Heath, South Cheshire. Another minimalist shot. This was taken with a red filter to enhance contrast. Many of my photographs are what might be called ‘Minimalist’. This … Continue reading

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