Peter Bargh

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December 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 337 – Passage of light

Another passage of light from the sun. This time through one window onto a kitchen cupboard. The light is so contrasty at this time of the year.

November 25th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 329 – a shaft of light

I woke up this morning to see sunlight finding its way though a window, and then out through a door onto another door. One of the good things about winter is that the sun is low and the bright sunlight always slips through the cracks. A simple shot on the iPhone / Hipstamatic showing where it landed.

The pattern from the reflection of the door handle hasn’t picked up which is a shame as that added extra sparkle

As I went to rephotograph it the sun had changed position and the moment was gone

November 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 307 – honesty pod

This honesty seed pod is looking a little worse for wear and I’m surprised it’s not split and scattered its seeds yet. Photographed in summer they are a lush green – backlighting still works now and creates an interesting glowing effect.

Taken with the K20D and 16-45mm zoom. A low autumn sunlight just out of view has helped introduce flare which I feel adds to the balance.

October 14th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 287 – Shadows

Today was another remarkably warm day, and as the sun was low in the sky shadows were interesting. This is my rusty metal resting near a brick wall, and a garden chair causing the shadows. I split the elements in such a way that it now looks like two photos but it is just one.

August 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 215 – before the flood

Sun breaking through the clouds today…an hour or so later we had flash floods and my garage was 2in deep in water. I cleared a garage roof downfall pipe a few weeks ago as a result it’s working and sending water to the drain, which I hadn’t realised until today was also blocked so I need to get a man who can out. In the mean time I have a lot of soggy boxes.

July 23rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 204 – shadowman

A self portrait of sorts. I was in a room and noticed a reflection from a mirror hitting the wall and creating a rainbow shaped letter H. I took a few pics of that and spotted that the actual window light was also strong and part of my shadow was in the frame so I repositioned myself and balanced the shot creating this result.

February 8th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 39 – shadowplay

A glorious day today, low winter sun streaming through the windows and through some internal patterned door glass. This lead to shadows and light shaped on the wall.

I took a few photos and then started playing around with the shapes, by adjusting the angle of the door so the light rays lengthened. I also noticed that a shadow of the camera was appearing just below the pattern, so I moved it to a lower position and held my hand spanned out in front to make a more interesting shadow. Light was also catching the lens of my reading glasses and threw even more light and shade to the wall.

This is the result of a carefully positioned head, door and hand. My Photo365 project is making me go off in experimental directions that I left behind many years ago and I’m thoroughly enjoying the revitalised abstract creativity. I hope you do too.