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7 June 2022

You just never know what you're going to see when you go out for a walk. Sometimes we'd rather not burden ourselves by lugging along a camera but we always know we'll regret it if we don't so we usually burden ourselves.

Walls. Nikon D300 with 18-200mm Nikkor at 52mm (78mm equivalent), f8, 1/1000 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

It's a way of making sure, you could say, that we don't put up walls between our camera and our world. Take the thing with you.

So there we were on a short urban hike yesterday which yielded a grand total of two images, one of which was this one.

The three ports in the wall facing the sidewalk are what drew us to the scene. Their shadows, specifically.

But as we stood there, taking the camera out of its shoulder bag and removing the lens cap and twisting the hood on, we took in the other shapes standing out against the very blue sky.

And we liked that even better.

It struck us as almost a theatrical set, with the chimney disguised as a tower and the main building posing as a castle with the three ports serving as the castle walls protecting the villagers inside.

We liked the color a lot, so that's what we're featuring. But we couldn't help converting it to monochrome, lightening the walls a good bit.

We'd have never seen it if we hadn't brought along the camera and turned our head this way and that looking for a picture as we took our walk.

No regrets.

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