BRISTOL 98 – PARKED CAR REFLECTING RED (MONO + COLOUR)
March 6, 2016 14 Comments
Parked car reflecting red shop, Park Street, central Bristol; 30 Sept 2015.
A blue car parked on Bristol’s Park Street, with the reflection of a red shop front in its chrome door handles.
Minimalist I suppose, with little detail in focus; and a world of fantasy quite divorced from reality. For a start, the car was a deeper blue, and its side had reflections of the pavement’s rectangular paving stones – but this is restored (and hence not always entirely accurate) colour – the image has been taken into black and white and then had some of its colours restored.
Another crop of this might include just the nearer door catch, and a larger version of the red reflection. But I like the feeling of depth and perspective that inclusion of the second door handle brings – this is not just an image of a door handle, this is a view – for as well as seeing the nearer handle, we are looking on past it into “the distance”, where the second, out of focus handle visually repeats the first.
How things change! My previous post was of a dark and sombre landscape, and now your eyes are gladdened – or more probably >>> assaulted!!! – by this. As stated on my “ABOUT” page, I’m interested in images generally, and thus do not want to be constrained within a single genre.
Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window.
D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 270mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Overexposed RV+1 preset and selectively restoring colour.