I discovered an eclectic collection of city benches this last weekend.
It happened when I went for a walk over the weekend to a local library to drop off some overdue books. I took my camera with me and returned with both the library books (there was a problem with the drop-off option) and an album of photographs from the walk.
The benches are mostly in a park along a busy road although the most interesting one was outside the library building itself.
The paint on some of the wooden benches looked somewhat faded and weathered. The resulting look appeals to me.
This next one is particularly striking, for some reason.
Some benches seem to have a voice that hints at an unspoken story, like this one:
I enjoy walking around my city with my camera. It’s proving to be a great way to explore the city and its nuances. You can view my complete album from that solo photowalk on Flickr.
Lately, tall buildings fascinate me and I have been photographing them more. I make a point of going out during my lunchtime to walk around and take a breather from the office. I usually wind up walking around Moshe Schnitzer Square in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.
There are a number of tall buildings in the area and I love how the light reflects off the buildings onto each other and the area around them at different times of the day.
Lately I seem to be taking more photos of these buildings on sunny days. The colours of the reflections can be mesmerising, particularly because these buildings often have glassy facades.
I also love trying to capture different perspectives of the buildings themselves, even though I am somewhat limited from my ground level vantage point. The Square also hosts quite a variety of building styles in close proximity and the contrasts can be pretty interesting too.
I turned my camera to another set of buildings I hadn’t paid much attention to previously. For some reason, they just really stood out to me against the cold, winter sky.