Monthly Archives: January 2009

Lyme Park – Photo by Rob Laynton

A stark image at Lyme Park in Cheshire. The important elements in the composition here are the tree, the tower, the figure and the rock. Positioning the horizon low in the frame gives a feeling of space and expanse. It … Continue reading

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Trees – Photo by Rob Laynton

A stark black and white shot taken at Lyme Park, in Cheshire, England. For some reason that year, I got into black and white photography – something I have not done much of in over forty years of taking pics. … Continue reading

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Posts on frozen lake – Photo by Rob Laynton

Another fairly minimalist shot taken spontaneously. I would have liked to have taken a lower vantage point but then I could not avoid the houses on the other side of the lake.

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Donkeys at the seaside – Photo by Rob Laynton

I love the emptiness and the slight bleakness of this shot, which sums up the coastal resort of Blackpool in Lancashire on a cold, windy autumn day. This was taken while out for a walk on the beach and little … Continue reading

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Cyclist – Photo by Rob Laynton

I find that when I go out with my camera, a certain amount of spontaneity is required. I don’t usually go out to take a particular, planned image, but rather to walk with my camera, having a more open, receptive … Continue reading

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Poppies – Photo by Rob Laynton

This photo art image is one of a series of  pictures that I have done. Originally, this was a more formal composition involving a fuller view including the china vase in which the poppies are standing. However, a more minimalist … Continue reading

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Statues – Photomontage by Rob Laynton

I love these old gravestones in local cemeteries; they have a beauty an sometimes an eroticism all of their own. Alas many of them are falling into disrepair or have been vandalized, so over the last few years I have … Continue reading

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