I'm always telling people to keep a camera on them and photograph anything that takes their fancy. Edit ruthlessly ensuring only your best work goes on show but never destroy any pictures, even the duff ones. You never know, it doesn't always have to be in focus! Anyway, despite giving this advice (?) I do not always follow it. Of course, every time I leave the house without a camera something comes up the really makes me regret it. I know I could use my smart phone but it's the phone that's smart, not me.
So lately I have begun to take my own advice and recently took my camera to a meeting in Birmingham city centre. After the meeting, on leaving the building I was confronted with the scene in the photograph below. The sun was reflecting off the glass of the building opposite the Hall of Memory and banded one of the four bronze statues by Albert Toft, this one represents the Women's Services. The Hall of Memory commemorates those people from Birmingham who fell or were injured during the 1st World War and was opened in 1925.
I have photographed this building many times and this picture reminds me how different things are every time you photograph them. A different light, angle, shade of colour, other changes you may not notice until you look more closely at the enlarged image.
So carry your camera whenever you can and do go back to often photographed places and shoot it again, deliberately looking for something different in the picture.
For more info go to www.hallofmemory.co.uk