I love a linky. I love the idea of joining blog posts together and really bringing the “community” into blogging. I was, therefore, quite excited when I heard last week that Charly from Podcast was starting a new linky this week because I knew it was one that I would like to join in with. Not sure I will be able to do it every week but certainly will as and when I can!
The idea is simple: What’s the Story? “one picture and you tell the story behind it”. No theme. New or old picture, you just post it and tell your readers a bit about it.
And my first picture is the one above. Which might be one of my favourite pictures I have ever taken! It was taken at MOSI in Manchester this weekend after listening to John who runs the Photo Walk Through website and is, himself, a very knowledable photographer and teacher of the subject.
He told us about the rule of thirds, looking for natural lights, lines to lead the eye, diagonals, vanishing points and curves and then asked us to take a picture during the day and tweet it. A winner would be piked at the end of the day.
As John ran through his favourites at the end of the day this picture popped up. The structure had featured a lot in photographs as it was very striking and in fact was central to the building space. John liked that I had taken the picture from a different angle. Through a window with a Venetian blind. Repetitive lines also featured on John’s list of things that work well in photos.
I was rather proud of John’s comments. Having taken it on my phone and not with my expensive camera. He also said he “couldnt really fault it”.
That’ll do for me!
PS the winning photograph was definitely the winner, same structure but from underneath, in black and white. A truly stunning pic.
Now if any canvas printing companies are watching and need a review I might just get this one done for posterity!
What do you think?