Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Wood in all its forms, sizes and shapes is a remarkably versatile material often used to trim, decorate elaborate and support the architectural form.

I've seen many examples of timber outlasting stone. On some of the timber framed buildings of Lavenham the wooden frame is often seen settling into the decaying stone foundations.

Medieval timber framed buildings are the precursor to our modern office blocks where the structure is supported by a frame and the infil to the frame is non-structural. It is held together by tension rather than compression.

I find wood quite difficult to photograph as it is often dark and set against a lighter background, so I up the stops on the camera and give it a little more exposure than the meter suggests.

Check out my WOOD SET on flickr - you'll not be disappointed!

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