Picture of Black Rocks taken Christmas Day 2011. It’s also a self-portrait. If you look closely you can just make out my silhouette near bottom centre right.
And this is Black Rocks in June 2019.
Guess I need to do a spring and autumn version too.
From the end of my drive I can see Black Rocks. I’m often struck by how my neighbours at Botany Bay, as it is called, are dwarfed by the rocks and by the trees behind them. This is the moon and stars above Black Rocks and Botany Bay.
The treeline below Black Rocks often looks spectacular and lends itself to Black and White photography (my default).
Another neighbour’s house against the trees in winter.
And this is Pine Clouds itself looking suitably gloomy though colour photos of the house do exist!
The house I live in is called Pine Clouds. There are pine trees in the garden and the position of the house is such that it looks across and down into a valley. As a result the surrounding area is sometimes shrouded in mist and often gives the impression we’re floating above the clouds.
From my front terrace I can see across the valley to Middleton.
Often I get great results which fit in with my interest in minimalism in photography just by pointing and shooting.
Below the Middleton skyline is Dene Quarry. This was taken before the permanent crushing facility was removed.
And this was the day the remaining machinery and crushing tower was blown up.
As Middleton is West of the house we also get spectacular sunsets. I haven’t done anything to the two photographs above. The shots are exactly as taken in the camera.
Here the sunset is reflected in the glass top of a table on the terrace of the house.
And here’s a portion of sky in homage to Mark Rothko. Maybe I should make it an NFT!