Please Let Me In

A simple enough photo featuring shapes, symmetry and a colour standout on a seemingly black-and-white scene. Think of a wee person in a hat as you look at the hydrant. There are a lot of hard, straight, constricting edges in the fence, and in the lines and cracks on the road. But the curved cracks around the hydrant almost look like a welcoming road through the gap in the fence.

Three Hydrants

To inspire me I have a set of challenges I set myself. The first was ‘three of a kind’. Here’s my answer!

I have been looking at these hydrants for a few days, and I finally found the weather conditions I wanted to make them interesting. Light sleet condensed on the metal housing to bring out extra colours. I like the wordplay they are marked as sprinklers, and covered in sprinkles!

This is actually a self portrait. Look at the sprinkler on the left. See fingers reflected on the right? As if the sprinkler is a large camera lens? This is me! I will post a future shot using this effect to give a better reflection.