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‘We are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually.’ Beaumont Newhall
I pass through my garden gate several times each day. In fact, we’ve been passing acquaintances for many years! But this morning I did something I had not done before. I felt it was time I got to know my gate better and so I stopped and, I suppose, really looked at the gate for the first time. Despite its age it is in excellent shape with attractive curves, even though its joints are rusty and its skin needs more than a touch of conditioner. Clearly I have been neglectful and have not given the gate the tlc it deserves.
Nevertheless, to celebrate the occasion I took a series of photographs and will be sharing them with you today and tomorrow.
As moths are attracted to a lamp in the evening, so photographers are often attracted to lichen. Why, then, another lichen photo? Simply because I like it – and I offer no apology! I am fascinated by the shapes, the colours, the mosaic-like natural patterning, the textures etc. It is just a very pleasing subject.