A return to my first love in photography – that is, the world of apparently strange common-place or beguiling objects and settings. A world of small scale surrealism in the urban or rural landscape, denatured – man made or natural objects. This bit of dilapidated fence on a footpath in Prestbury, Cheshire, immediately attracted my attention, it seemed oddly misplaced and whimsical and was lit in a rather fetching way.
Interestingly (though now I rarely publish my EXIF data) this shot was taken with a 40 year old Nikon 35mm f2.8 AI lens. It is a lens that I have owned for more than 35 years and shot a lot of film with it in the past, on my Nikon FG20. I love the sharpness but also the surprisingly shallow DOF at f2.8.