Photo101: The eclipse through a glass window

I was struggling to see the eclipse from my back room on Friday morning – but managed to snap a few photos using my camera phone. I joined neighbours out the front and we were lucky enough to have the lend of some proper eclipse glasses and had quite a show. But it was only when I looked back at my photos that I realised I HAD managed to get a picture of the eclipsed sun – reflected on something in the glass. It’s a rubbish photo but it’s got a little special centre!

eclipse

Architecture – look around you and what do you see? Photo101

Another of my attempts at taking some snaps – this time the theme is Architecture – with a tip to try out using black and white or monochrome. I live in a beautiful town full of gorgeous Georgian houses, so this shouldn’t have been as hard as it was. But a) Georgian houses are beautiful but do not necessarily make dramatic pictures; b) the light is what I think is technically known as very “flat” today and c) I have injured my back so finding it hard to walk very far or for long.

However I valiantly stepped out with my camera and ignoring the curious looks from students at the local University campus just over the road, snapped away. I’m not massively proud of my efforts but thought they looked better once I had turned them black or white. I’ll keep this one in mind though next time we go somewhere with any really dramatic architecture! In the meantime, ladies and gentlemen, I give you – my photographs!

The duck house

The duck house

The house behind the trees

The house behind the trees

Spooky post

Spooky post

Detail from the local church

Detail from the local church

Spooky house

Spooky house