I chose Tuesday as a day to record the changing conditions outside the kitchen window from sunrise to sunset, for Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge in which she invites us to observe a single view throughout the day. As the day wore on, I wondered why I’d bothered. It was a dull, somewhat gloomy day. Just grey and rather cold, nearly all day. But when I downloaded the pictures and looked at them, I discovered far more had been going on than I had realised. You take a look too.
A favourite? Maybe 8.00 in the evening. The weather’s picked up and the light has softened as the evening draws in. And finally, I’ll show you some of the lilac that features in every shot.
Look out of that window. Who wants to go out unless they have to? Instead, I’m inside and cosy, seeing if I can find photos that fit Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge for February, Patterns.
I decided to go with the built environment. I looked not for deliberately created architectural motifs, or applied ornamentation, but for reflections, distortion, or for other elements that weren’t intended as the main event. Except in one case, where reflection and baffling the eye was definitely the main story. Which one was that do you think?
Sightseeing in Granada by looking at, rather than through a window.
The new entrance to the V&A, London.
Glimpses of El Escorial, Seville, from the balustrades by its water features.
Garden at the Gasholder development, Kings Cross, London.