Covid Creativity: 5Jul2020

By Lynne Ayers

In preparation for a book I want to produce I have been going through my photographs looking at not what they are but what they might become. I’m looking for strong lines and contrasts and varying shapes, considering what to leave in and what to take out, what to distort and what to enhance with a desire to produce images that are seen for strength of composition over subject matter.

DSCN2701 and Away from the Madding Crowd shows my selection of which elements to keep.

Far From the Madding Crowd

Moving Day is part of a series of enhancing the mundane from ho-hum to something interesting through cropping and colour.

Moving Day

A Day in the City is part of an urban series imparting the essence of city life.

A Day in the City

Sunrise is an exercise in distortion.


Up? Or Down?  and Call Home were composed for their lines and blocks of colour.

Up? Or Down?
Call Home

Passages is an example of close cropping and enhanced colour.


Collectif members, send an image (or a few) of very recent work to with up to 100 words describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling & how creativity helps. We’d like an informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt.


  1. Hi Lynne, What a useful exercise to do. Looking back over work and analyzing formal elements. Stunning images and I particularly like Up or Down and Passages Looking forward to the book



  2. I love them all, especially A Day in the City and Up? or Down?. Call Home and passages are really beautiful too.


  3. WOW! You sure know how to manipulate a photograph! I love them all, but Call Home is my personal favourite. Next would be Moving Day. They both bring so many memories to mind. Oh, to have huge empty walls and an unlimited budget!!! Beautiful, beautiful work, Lynne!


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