ARCHIVE 188 – ON THE MAIN STREET OF PENZANCE (MONO + COLOUR)

 

 

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Telephone boxes in Penzance, Cornwall; 27 Apr 2012.

These two telephone boxes stand beside the road in Penzance’s main street but, because the pavement is raised, it is possible to photograph them straight on, rather than having to look up at them.  They are in poor condition and badly in need of attention – but this semi-dereliction makes for a strong photographic subject.

I’ve taken them into mono and restored some of their characteristic colour, and also increased structure to help emphasise their grimy, peeling surfaces.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; converted to mono with selective colour restoration and other manipulation in Silver Efex Pro 2.

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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.

10 Responses to ARCHIVE 188 – ON THE MAIN STREET OF PENZANCE (MONO + COLOUR)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Really, it looks like a gravestone! 😉

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  2. Sallyann says:

    I do love the old red boxes, you’ve definitely caught character in these two. 🙂

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  3. paula graham says:

    I love your portrayal of this truly British phenomenon , the phonebox, now virtually obsolete.

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  4. I love the funky worn out look. Character, as they say. Whoever ‘they’ are. ATP XXX

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