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Lagan Weir

These two shots were taken from an almost identical location one year apart during return visits to my home town of Belfast in Northern Ireland. I like the similarities – lone man crossing bridge shot from below – but I’m also struck by how different they are and how small changes can change the look of a picture.

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Bad Photo – Boring Photo

What’s the difference between a bad photo and a boring photo? I was wondering about this as I trawled through pictures from ten years ago and found some that I had kept despite repeated culling over the years. I concluded that ‘boring’ is a quality that a picture can have that makes it something more than merely bad. Bad pictures, on the other hand, don’t even rise to the height of being boring. Below is what I consider one of my best boring photos. This is an exit from an underground car park at the Allianz arena in the suburbs of Munich.

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