Revisiting Pompei’s boatyard during the last week or so, as I wanted to get some pictures of the boatworks sign with the big Mamiya 7. You just don’t see this level of idiosyncratic artwork - in this case, jig-sawed marine-ply letters painted differentially and screwed onto the steel gate of the workshop - all that often any more.
I had fun there again but it occurred to me that there surely must be a limit to the number of times one could revisit the same location and still feel inspired and come away with original pictures. It would certainly be easy to just fall into the trap of repetition.
The same is not as true with people photographs - in other words, it would ostensibly take longer to reach that point where you feel any further visits would pretty soon become repetitious - but it probably is true just the same.
Anyway the colours in this picture are nice. I’ve found I’ve been consciously trying to demarcate between seeing a good picture in colour and a good picture in black and white. This is most certainly not a picture that would work all that well in b&w.
This will probably be my last post for the year (OK now try to hold it together) and I’d like to observe with considerable pride that the number of followers of this humble little piece of social media has exploded in 2014 with a 50% increase for the year - yes, that’s right, up from four to six! So give yourselves a big pat on the back my respected patrons - you discerning half dozen - you are champions!
And have yourselves a Merry little Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
And, yes - we’ll be back in 2015!