The Window in the Wall is one of the things that attracted me to this house – although it wasn’t the decider, it gives me joy every day. I have, possibly, hundreds of photographs of it in different guises, but the shot I took the other day is my favourite so far, and seems an appropriate contribution to Marianne’s CBBH October Challenge – Windows.
As to this month’s introductions, I’d like to recommend two urban photographers to you this time – one from the gritty streets of New York, the other mainly from Europe. That’s all I’ll tell you about them – go and see their work for yourselves. I hope you enjoy their blogs as much as I do.
Now, I couldn’t leave you with just one window, so here’s a little gallery of my ‘monkey windows’ – the windows from which I spy on and shoot my friends from the Hanuman Troupe. Since this activity is so completely tied up with two of the other themes for this week: Happy and Animals., I’m also posting a shot from each window. (Click on the first image to activate the gallery slider so you can see my friends up close … )
Great view from my desk, but least successful ‘shooting’ window, probably because they’re on the move, having leapt from the roof onto a dipping frond of what I call the ‘landing tree’
Examining a new coconut flower spike – I later saw him try opening it, with hands and teeth.
Still waiting to capture a row of tails hanging down from the roof – seems this window is too close for comfort, and they can hear the shutter.
My primary “monkey-shooting” window – just far enough away from their custard apple tree playground to give them a sense of security, IF I keep very still.
Even if they hide, if I stand as still as a stone, in the shadows, I can usually get off several decent shots before they dematerialise.
Taken from my bedroom window
Taken from my morning spot, on the balcony outside my bedroom