BRISTOL 96 – AUTUMN WALKER (MONO)
October 24, 2015 18 Comments
Well, what is here? A park bench, silhouetted, that has been styled to defeat both vandalism and rough sleepers. It has signally failed in the former, its right hand end having been broken off – I suppose by someone jumping up and down on it.
And then a walker, an anonymous someone going somewhere; though not to this bench, as I can testify.
And the first fallen leaves of autumn scattered on the ground.
What is least apparent of all is the wall glimpsed behind those striding legs, which is a part the gaunt skeleton of St Peter’s Church, burnt out by incendiary bombs in 1940 and now preserved as a memorial to the city’s WWII civilian dead.
I have been going through something of an uninspired patch with my photography, things just haven’t been flowing as freely as usual. I’d gone down to town to hear a lecture on, of all things, the institutionalised treatment of inebriated women in days gone by. But it was a lovely sunny morning and the little camera was in my pocket, so I opted instead for a quartet of favourite pastimes, namely strolling, looking and taking photos, and then buying some Belgian beer of great quality – compared to a lecture, all things far more uplifting for the soul!
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Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (equivalent); 100 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Architectural preset and adding a slightly blue tone.