We live near a little airfield, so had a stroll around there last night and took these.
This is the M40 on a Sunday evening. Normally, you'd expect to see more than one or two vehicles. In fact, whenever we've been away for the weekend and are coming back down here, it's normally static for about two miles at this point (just before JCT4).
But as I'm trying to not use archive shots, I saw this and thought (hoped) that no one else would submit anything similar.
At the back of our house are some large trees. I *think* what happens is that the birds see the reflection of those in our bedroom window and think they're flying into open sky. Every now and again, we hear a thud and get one of these imprints.
Though I'm surprised we had one this week as our windows are minging.
I thought of these almost as soon as I saw the brief.
If you're not familiar, these are the original 'Magic Markers' as used to create visuals and storyboards by advertisers for years.
They were replaced by non-toxic versions with plastic bodies, but these original versions had glass bodies and you could take out the felt from the inside, combine it with a bulldog clip and use it to cover huge areas of paper very quickly.
To many people my age in the advertising industry, these bring back a huge amount oif nostalgia for when the business was a lot more fun.
I also wondered about the combination of 'colour' and technique 'B&W' and wanted to try and meet that challenge by creating a black and white image where it was possible to know what each colour was. And these lend themselves to that as they all have the colour stamped on them.
Hence putting forward the final image as my entry.