ND – Dark, Cold, Blue
I really like…
…Strong lines with strong colours. You can make a very striking image with the two as some people have shown.
I wish I could get a shot like that!
On a recent wander around Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and Digbeth areas I came across a number of contenders for “strong lines / strong colour”.
Fire Station Doors at Lancaster Circus
The West Midlands Fire Brigade Headquarters at Lancaster Circus is a huge triangular building with, unsurprisingly, large red doors around it. Actually, they’ve faded somewhat, so are more pink than red now, but that helps the contrast with the weird red glass!
Yellow Girder against White Bricks in Digbeth
A short walk from Digbeth High Street can be found an old derelict building, steel framed, no roof, used as a car park. The vertical girders that support, well, not much anymore, are a strong yellow colour, with rust slowly creeping through, claiming it’s right.
Green and Rusty Metal Gate
Part of a collection of metal roller doors and gates in various colours that I found during my walk. I like the way the Green and Rust contrast in a decaying way, yet are held by the parallel symmetry of the lines.
Blue Metal Gate
A similar subject to the previous one, in a different colour and state of decay.
Have regular but colourful fun,