I find myself drawn back to Greenwich more times than I can count, and see new angles and pictures each time I go. Even familiar haunts, like the University or the market, can be cast in new light, depending on the time of day and the time of year.
A few years ago, I happened to be walking in Greenwich Park in December, with my camera. I was struck how the sun was playing with the bare trees, and casting long winter shadows.
I couldn’t resist taking photos. This time, however, I took colour photos rather than black and white, even with the long shadows. The reason? The clear, blue sky and the green grass contrasted nicely with each other, and with the shadows. To saturate the images even more, I used FujiFilm Velvia 50 with a polarizer filter.
There are a few photos I am very happy with. One of them was stairs leading up a hill. The shadows are more subtle than the other photos, but still there, and the trees in the background give a hint of nature.
The photo hints at something, leaving much to the imagination. The stairs imply some effort, and a certain amount of mobility, to climb. They could have led anywhere, or nowhere.
The journey could be short, or infinite. Where would the stairs take me? Does it matter? I wonder what I would find along the way …
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