Cold Steel or Molten Metal?

The water flowing down over the huge stainless steel monolith in Cardiff Bay looks in close up like it could be the steel itself , solidified after a melt down. These images make the patterns of water look like solid metal, but I have done nothing with the colour – it is purely the effect of clear water flowing over cold steel. Any light or colour is a reflection of the grey sky. I guess if the weather had been warmer, the colour may have been warmer too.

Click the lower image to enlarge and see the patterns in more detail. Just to confirm, these are colour images!

These images can also bee seen on Leanne Cole’s Photography blog along with lots more “Monochrome Madness”.

water flow detail

Cardiff Bay Architecture-8Click the image to enlarge.

 

Patterns in Water – Slo-Mo Flow

The patterns in the water flowing down the steel monolith structure in Cardiff Bay look like they could be parts of an abstract jigsaw. The slow exposure shot below was not an easy one to get as I didn’t have a tripod with me. I did my best though and like the combination of textures and the patterns that show up as a result of the (apparently) faster flowing water.

water flow patterns

slo mo flow

Urban Flow – Water on Steel

The architecture of art or the art of architecture? Which is it? Water flows on the steel monolith structure in Cardiff Bay. The people living in the apartments behind must have a different view to most of us to wake up to in the morning!

flowing water on steel

water flow on steel

Metal Monolith

It’s a while since I was in Cardiff bay when the water is flowing down this shiny steel structure in Cardiff Bay. It is the metal monolith under which Torchwood had it’s headquarters.

It was a pretty grey day but I was pleased to have my camera with me – the patterns the water makes can be mesmerising. More of those to come shortly and some extra shots from my iPhone can be seen on Instagram – these can also be seen in the sidebar of the StillWalks blog.

Monolith of water

monolith of water

 

 

Swan on the Thames

Have you ever felt intimidated by swans? I don’t know what I did to deserve the look this one gave me – maybe it just didn’t like being photographed. I suppose I would get the same look from people if I pointed my camera straight at them.

In the second image I think it has resigned itself to the activity and decided to pose more pleasantly rather than stare fiercely.

Swan

Swan

pigeon feeding