The title has been chosen with care. It is not a chair, it is the chair. It is the chair to which my wife believes me to be too deeply attached! It is here that I sit and think, reflect, read, ponder, cogitate, write, create pictures, and generally wrestle with the ills of mankind. This sanctuary of enlightenment is surrounded by a world of oblivion and outer darkness. A less kind interpretation is that this is my bolt hole – a place of escapism!
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Where to crop and where to place the focal point are decisions crucial to the effectiveness of every photograph, and I readily confess that I am often disappointed with my own previous choices.
In the case of the Weeping Buddha, below, I have chosen to place the figure towards the lower left corner. Freed from background clutter and noise, I hope the space behind enhances the atmosphere of meditation, quiet and solitude.
Interestingly, if the figure is transferred to the lower right corner he seems to be facing the world rather than isolating himself – praying for a wider community.
Yesterday’s ‘Evening’ photo was taken in the Shetland Isles, the most northern part of the UK – so far north that in an atlas they usually appear in an inset box to indicate that they are further north than the scale of the page will allow. Below are three more pictures from the Isles. They capture an idyllic calm of water, rocks and sky.