For the last couple of weeks – and my last couple of blog posts – I’ve been concentrating on shooting details, photographing the colours, textures and patterns that have caught my eye around the city. As well as looking for different subject matter, I’ve also been wandering in areas that I haven’t been to much lately, and using a lens, my 50mm, that I haven’t used for ages. It’s good sometimes to make yourself shoot in a different way, to break out of your usual habits. Having said that, I still couldn’t resist making a few portraits, which is what this post is all about. The last picture in this set is, I suppose, a portrait, but one that I probably wouldn’t have taken if I hadn’t been thinking about details.