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Sunday, January 11, 2009


Lucy Corrander - Donkey Ride Ticket Office Roof - Winter
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Hermes said...

Same sky as here today, though at least its milder. I love the yellow roof point (can't remember the proper name for them). Works so well.

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

There is a melancholy to seaside towns out of season.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the use of just the primary colours and white - very effective.

Gordon Mason said...

So geometrical. I also get the image of a hood with two eye cutouts (but then I am a bit crazy!!)

Lucy Corrander said...

Hi Hermes.

No frost by the time we woke up this morning - but I always feel colder in warm damp weather than in crisp and dry.

I don't know if you know Weymouth, but this hut is the ticket office for the summer donkey rides - so it needs to be cheerful (!) but its cheerfullness also seems a bit jaded and sad at this time of year.


Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Karen - I agree, seaside towns can be very bleak in the winter.

On the other hand, in the summer, the beach where I took this photo is so jam-packed with holiday makers, you don't smell the sea when you get off the bus - you smell suncream . . . and if you want to walk along the sand, it's sometimes hard to find a place to put your feet. So there is a pleasure in its winter emptiness too.


Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Weaver of Grass.

In the summer, there are lots of huts on Weymouth beach, all of them painted in these colours.

This is usually the only one left standing during the winter - though there is another as well this year - closed and on its own.

When the foundations for the rest are recovered from the sand in the spring - we will know Easter is on its way.


Lucy Corrander said...

Gordon - your comment is disconcerting.

Yesterday, Weaver of Grass asked what inspired me to take particular pictures.

I replied then but I have been thinking about it more over night.

This morning, I decided the key was 'angularity'. A little later, I started wondering if 'geometry' might be better because I like curves too.

But I decided 'angularity' was best because 'geometric' is often assumed to mean regular and reflecting shapes rather than the relation between lines and angles - something I think is key to many of these pictures.

I turned on my computer to add a p.s to my reply to Weaver of Grass - and here you are - talking about donkey ticket roofs being geometrical.

Which is interesting because my photos aren't usually this symetrical!


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