This is a photo I took in a small town just outside Halifax in Yorkshire.
I really liked the opposing angles formed by the stairs, the railings and their shadows, and the road. I could hear the van coming so I waited to get it in shot to finish the image.
This is one of those photos that I could just 'see' working in B&W before I'd even pressed the shutter button :-)
I'm heavily influenced with his kind of composition by the photography of the famous Alexander Rodchenko
I've decided to enter the 'Cool Photoblogs' annual competition again this year. I'd really appreciate a vote from any of you who like my blog and who feel up to going through the registration process that is required in order to be able to vote: 2009 Photoblog Awards
Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog
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24 mm (35mm equiv.)