AP monthly competition – February 2013

The theme for this months AP forum competition is ‘The City Up Close’ and I am having difficulty choosing so I thought I would put them up in a gallery to get used to the different images and make my mind up at the end of the month, and if I take others during the month I can add them to this post.

Skinningrove

I was in Skinningrove for a course today and took the opportunity to take some photographs as it was quite misty making the area look quite sinister and I just don’t get to Skinningrove that often as it’s off the beaten track (unless of course you’re on the Cleveland Way).

There is an old quay used for loading ships with ironstone from the works above the village and this has become quite derelict and has some great textures and lines.

Some of the shots had a very post-apocalyptic feel, or flavours of the Eastern Bloc before the fall of the Soviet Union, this wasn’t helped by the lack of people around. The only people I saw were fishing but they were all dressing in combat clothing so giving strength to the feeling of a bleak post-apocalyptic landscape.