One from the archives, and a memory of the time we lived in Oz.
Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in the Wingecarribee Shire. It has a population of around 11,500.
In a past era, Bowral served as a rural retreat for the elite gentry of Sydney, resulting in the establishment of many historic estates and manor houses in the district. Today, Bowral is universally associated with the cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, who is commemorated by the International Cricket Hall of Fame (formerly the Bradman Museum) International Cricket Hall of Fame and other monuments at the Bradman Oval.
So while I'm a big cricket fan, which is why we went to Bowral in the first place, this photograph is nothing to do with cricket, the Don, or even particularly Bowral. Instead, it's part of an old road roller, painted up and used as a climbing frame in a kids' playground. After all, our two were only 8 and 4 when this was taken, and after having dragged them round a cricket museum, they needed some entertainment.
But the visit might have worked. My son is now more fanatical about cricket than me!
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SnapRJW (31119) 2013-01-10 1:57
Hello Will and a belated Happy New Year to you! This type of shot always looks deceptively simple but the balance of colour and composition is critical to success. You have ticked the boxes with this one. Simple, strong, good colour, texture and I like the harsh shadows which add to the modelling of the subject. Thanks for passing by my gallery. I appreciate it! Warm regards Rosemary
Royaldevon (29563) 2013-01-10 2:57
Good Morning Will,
Whilst you could't interest me with cricket, this close, wonderfully composed, sharp and colourful photograph certainly grabs my attention. I feel I could reach out and touch it!
Have a great day,
timecapturer (48706) 2013-01-10 3:31
like this! Simple everyday elements can make such fascinating and artistic images. This is a fine example with superb sharp detail, wonderful shapes and striking colours. Observational imagery at its finest!
Regards - Brian.
CLODO (30256) 2013-01-10 4:39
Good play with the bold colors, as the Brasilian flag!
allbje (72) 2013-01-10 8:27
In photography as in life - keep it simple! You captured these remarkable colors on the road roller very well. This could be printed and hung on your wall as a work of art.
marabu61 (8385) 2013-01-10 11:51
This is an amazing minimalistic shot with great colors and shapes that work all together beautifully. Real well spotted and perfectly executed.
have a good time
lousat (76870) 2013-01-10 14:14
Hi Will,beautiful composition looking for the minimalistic details,i like the simphony of these colors and the perfect exposure,very original and very well done.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (139200) 2013-01-11 3:44
One out of the old box, but wonderful detailed.
I Belgium see we no cricket, I know nothing of these sport, alone on BBC sometimes.
Very clear taken with lovely details.
You chose a very well angle, with excellent light management.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (43490) 2013-01-11 7:07
You have great hawk eyes and sense of smell Will !! I love this. An extremely strong eye puller, effective play of lines, shapes and bold stinging colors to greatest impact, even a blind person will be able to sense this. This too makes an excellent graphical effect with nice crop, crystal clear, incredible details and razor sharp image. Seeing this close individually is absolutely awe inspiring, a truly hidden beauty. Marvellous catch and you must be happy with the result as much as i do, Gem of a shot and so competently executed, My compliments :))
lpi (4857) 2013-01-14 9:09
excellent cliché coloré avec de beaux détails!
Joli travail et bon travail!
annjackman (19603) 2013-01-14 9:50
I enjoy close-up selections of this type of equipment. The bold colours and shapes have given a very fine abstract picture. I like the way that the light has caught the textures.
Best wishes, Ann