"How many different ways can you photograph a public bench? Well...at least three...and I may just have one or two more tucked away.
I've been very surprised just how popular my two previous shots in this series have been. However, it significantly compensates for the amount of Photoshop pain I've gone through to produce each finished result. :-)
This is a public bench in my home town of Kilsyth, where the design theme has been to reflect the shape of the Garrell Burn (burn is a Scots word for a stream) which flows therough the town.
As with my previous shots...I love the curve of the bench...but it lacked contrast against the grey pavement...hence...seriously painful amounts of Photoshop. :-)"
"Whether or not the National Monument was designed to stand as it currently is (apparently barely even started) or not, has long been a matter of debate.
Some say it was a lack of funds that caused the builders to abandon construction, leading to the common title "Edinburgh's Disgrace". Others say this apparently incomplete structure was deliberately intended to be built this way.
Regardless, this National Monument to the Napoleonic Dead stands atop Calton Hill in Edinburgh. Based on the Acropolis, in Athens, its greek columns make it unmistakeable on the City skyline.
Designed by the architects CR Cockerell, and his young assistant William Playfair."
And of course the quirky....