STILL LIFE 20 – PUBLIC SEAT IN BURNHAM (MONO)

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Public seat in Burnham
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Public seat on the sea front in Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset;  11 Sept 2014.

This was a picture of a public seat, with sunlight shining upon it’s rear.  I’ve rotated it clockwise 90 degrees and given it a high contrast look, so that the highlights blaze out, the shadows are deep, and its character – the look of what it is – is rather obscured.

The wooden planks that form the seat’s backrest have been partly lightened, and the faint bluish tone added to the image shows here.  The bright spots below this bluish area are the large bolts that secure the backrest to the seat’s metal frame – the curving armrest of this frame, shining brightly in the sunshine, is seen below these bolts.  The sharp sliver of textured pale greyness towards the top left of the shot is sunlight shining on the ground behind the seat.

There are other abstract images of seats, in very different styles, here and here.

D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 250 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Contrast Harsh preset, and adding a slight blue tone; rotated and flipped.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

4 Responses to STILL LIFE 20 – PUBLIC SEAT IN BURNHAM (MONO)

  1. paula graham says:

    Super photo, makes you have a good look. Love the way you created the feel of the photo.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, the basic processing obscures reality somewhat, and then the rotation adds to that – and to me the rotation assembles the various shapes and tones into something coherent that is not a seat. Thank you for your good words. A

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  2. Sonali Dalal says:

    It is difficult to think of it as a seat :). But whatever it is, i love the processing.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Sonali, thank you very much indeed! Tilting your head to the right will help make the seat more apparent – but my aim here was to make the seat less apparent, so that the image becomes more an abstract assemblage of shapes and tones. Adrian

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