Monthly Archives: March 2008

Dead leaf – Photo by Rob Laynton

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 came back with that I liked … Continue reading

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Portrait of a child, drawing – Photo by Rob Laynton

Portrait of a child drawing. On a recent family get-together, one of our grandchildren became totally absorbed by the drawing and crayoning book that she had been given. The warm afternoon sun streamed through the window and caught her as … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 1 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Valle Crucis Monastery, near Llangollen in Wales. This is a typical architecture style of shot for me, making use of doorways and windows as elements and shapes composed in the frame. The sun was fairly well to the side on … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 2 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Valle Crucis, 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, is considered to be the best preserved of the … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 3 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Valle Crucis Monastery, 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 texture of the stonework. I liked this complementary … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 4 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Valle Crucis Monastery near Llangollen in Wales. 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 to the windowed wall … Continue reading

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Stile and sky – A look at minimalism – Photo by Rob Laynton

Stile and sky near near Rode Heath, South Cheshire. A minimalist shot taken with a red filter to enhance contrast. Many of my photographs are what might be called ‘Minimalist’ – a term coined in the mid 20th century to … Continue reading

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