WALES 4 – NEW QUAY 1

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New Quay
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Looking up White Street, in the narrow lanes behind New Quay harbour; 23 Sept 2014.

I’m getting a little fanciful with Color Efex Pro 4 here, but then why not?  I mean, photography is not all about faithful reproduction of things and, contrary to the old adage, the camera always lies – and especially so in these Digital Days. 

And I saw this as something of a fanciful scene.  It had its fair share of visual impedimenta to be sure, which have been excluded by the use of a long telephoto, and precise cropping.

But the simple fact is that, as I looked up this lane, I could all too easily imagine Dylan Thomas , a New Quay resident during WWII, sprawled drunkenly with fag in mouth, adorning that fine seat.  His favourite pub is just up the road; his wife’s favourite pub is just down the road; they could well have passed by here.

D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.
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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.

9 Responses to WALES 4 – NEW QUAY 1

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    i love this composition!

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  2. Now that sure is purdy! I like what you did, bud. I assume that means a cigarette in his mouth. WHOLE other connotation here!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hi, how are you getting on, ATP? Haven’t heard a lot from you – and I’ve got one of “Spanish Inquisition” posts that as usual I’ll enjoy answering. We’re fine. An absolutely wonderful anniversary lunch yesterday at a country pub out in the Chew Valley, followed up, back home, with vintage port and a box of chocs!

      Purdy’s good, bud, tho insert an “e” after the “d” and you’ve got a famous Brit make of shotgun – very, very up market, doesn’t one know!

      Yes, that means cigarette alright; nothing I’ve read talks of Dylan as anything but hetero – voraciously so in fact, and also very much into fags and booze. Ah, the simple, earthly delights …

      I’m glad you like the picture – thank you! ATP xxx

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      • Have had family around and I hate to be rude by playing on the phone/iPad/computer so I get backed up. (Me? Not being rude? HA!)
        I’m so glad you enjoyed your anniversary. Best to E. xxx ATP ❤️🌹

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Oh don’t worry about getting “backed up”, of course you can’t be messing about with electronic gadgets when you have family / friends round, that’s bad manners and really an unthinkable thing to do. We have a joke here, from the earlier days of TV I think: a family is watching TV, and their greeting for visiting friends is “Come in, sit down and shut up”! 🙂

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  3. Meanderer says:

    I love the softness of this image and the lovely pastel colours. It’s as if you have taken a glimpse of a moment in the past when life wasn’t so harsh and hurried, and one could be congratulated for taking a little time out to sit and talk with one’s neighbours. These days we often don’t know who our neighbours are – let alone spend a few minutes with them 😉

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      You know, M, I know exactly what you mean. I can’t recall if I had such things clearly in mind when taking and making this image but yes, this looks back to another, less harsh and hurried time – albeit Dylan was here during (but far removed from the perils of) WWII. Society certainly doesn’t talk as much to its neighbours now, although we’re lucky in having three families nearby who have been here many years – and we all get on well with each other. But our young neighbours on one side, while being friendly during our “brief encounters”(!), are virtually complete unknowns to us. Thanks for your thoughts – we think similarly! A 🙂

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