Having made my first Cambridge-based Colour & Form montage last week, it spurred me on to make another one, of my alma mater, St. John’s College.
If you’re a Johnian, try to guess which part of college each photograph is of.
I took part in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk, which saw 7,500 photographers in 230 locations around the world go out together and take photos of their home cities. As I’ve lived in Cambridge for a long time, and photographed many of the buildings and scenes, I decided to start on a project that has been long overdue – creating a “Colour & Form” montage of my home town. I’ve already created several of these from other places I’ve visited, notably France, Costa Rica, Barcelona, South Africa and Italy. I managed to put together this rather nice one from a 2 hour walk through town. I now have plenty of ideas for creating a dozen more “Colour & Form” montages for Cambridge, so I’d better get cracking!
Here are few of my other favourite photos from the walk:
Railings on Senate House
Old wooden door in Senate House Passage
Detail above the Gate of Honour, Caius College
Gate to Senate House
Water Lily in Clare Gardens
Bicycle in archway, Clare College
Old wooden doorway, Old Schools
Over the course of the dress rehearsal and one of the mid-week performances, I’d taken a few thousand photographs of the CUCDW Dance Show. As I knew several dancers in the show and wanted to show my appreciation, I put together a montage of all the pieces, and gave them prints at the aftershow party. Fortunately the 24 pieces fit perfectly into the design that I use for my “Colour & Form” collection, but it was still a rush to choose the best photos and put it all together before the print-shop closed on Sunday afternoon…
Taken from the wonderful vantage point of the Jesus College Boat House – the reflections in the Cam and the stunning compositions make these some of the best firework photographs I’ve taken. Also very helpful was a friend’s tip about setting the camera to bulb mode, so that shutter speeds could be easily adapted as the fireworks varied.
Two more Colour & Form collages, from a long weekend in the south of France. I was staying near Cannes for my grandmother’s 80th birthday, and visited a couple of pretty villages and drove along the stunning red coastal cliffs (calanques) of Esterel. The second photo shows various fruit, vegetables, and seafood on sale in La Bocca’s market in Cannes.
Two more Colour & Form collages, showing the brilliant designs and architecture of Antoni Gaudi, and La Boqueria, the covered market off Las Ramblas.
A recent work-holiday to Barcelona, my third visit to the city, provided me with an opportunity to photograph Antoni Gaudi’s wondrous architecture, and many of the photographs lend themselves to my Colour & Form project.
My travels to Costa Rica provided me with plenty of natural photographic subject matter, which I have collected into two more prints for my Colour & Form series. This second shows a variety of colours and textures seen within Costa Rica.
My travels to Costa Rica provided me with plenty of natural photographic subject matter, which I have collected into two more prints for my Colour & Form series. The first shows a variety of foliage within the rainforest.