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Synchronous things seen from beside the canal

I thought I’d lump these two photos together in today’s post. There are two reasons for this.

Firstly, both shots were made while I walked along the towpath beside the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, heading back towards Victoria Quays, so there is a connection there.

Secondly, there is (to my eye at least) a visual connection in the shape of the piece of sky in the railway bridge picture, and the chimney in the second shot. It almost feels like, if you were to overlay them that they might somehow intersect and fit together. Obviously it wouldn’t be a perfect fit, but compositions definitely have a synchronicity about them, a kind of positive / negative relationship.

Railway bridge

Olympus XA-3 & Kodak Tri-X. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 8mins 20°.

Taken on 27 March 2022

2 thoughts on “Synchronous things seen from beside the canal

  1. If nothing else, this illustrates you have a preferred geometry in your photography and your compositions reflect that. I think this is true for all of us whether we’re consciously aware of it or not.

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    1. You could be right there. It’s be interesting to go through my archive and see if there are sets of images that fit a similar compositional theme in terms of shape and structure.


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