Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack has given me the perfect opportunity to post a few night shots from my recent Barcelona trip. As someone who now lives in the countryside, where the only light is that from the moon, it opened up new photographic challenges.
I’m not a wearer of masks, but couldn’t help being attracted to these beautiful carnival masks in Venice. I quite fancy the blue one below and regret not buying it or maybe the bird mask. Pop over to Ailsa to unmask more interpretations.
The Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris) is one of the most common birds in Britain and is more colourful than you think. The plumage is shiny black, glossed purple or green, and spangled with white, particularly strongly so in winter.
I don’t really take photographs of people unless I am a long way away, it feels intrusive to me, though I do admire other photographers’ street photography. Faces are so fascinating.
I needed to be more to the right to get this face full-on, but then the tree got in the way!
The Rocks area in Sydney is a very interesting area to explore on foot. There are a lot of little cobblestone streets and alleyways in The Rocks and a lot of references to the past era around, in information panels, plaques and art. Each helps explain the site’s history and evoke the past. At the opposite end of The Nurse’s Walk to Suez Canal, the route ends at Globe Street, where you’ll find some amazing street art by contemporary artist Vhils on the stairs up to Harrington Street. He has painted a portrait of Sydney environmental activist, Jack Mundey, who worked to preserve some of Sydney’s built environments too, like Victoria St, Potts Point and other areas in the inner city.