STILL LIFE 40 – DRAIN, WITH KERB, DASHED WHITE LINE AND SKID MARKS (MONO)
June 19, 2016 6 Comments
Street scene in downtown Thatcham: shapes, textures and (mainly) curving lines.
Color Efex Pro 4 has been used to give the end result the look of black and white infrared film.
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D700 with 24-120 Nikkor at 24mm; 400 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.
POSTSCRIPT: to me, someone who admittedly doesn’t get out much, the curving lines are streaming out across the image from sources along its left margin. The kerb has just missed the drain, and arrows on through the picture’s lower right corner. The skid marks are spraying out upwards, towards the image’s upper margin. But the white line is more accurately set, and we have caught the moment in which it first impacts on the drain’s periphery. And if all this imagined dynamism – seen through a child’s eyes maybe – is real, then this isn’t a still life at all and I have, as the phrase so happily puts it, shot myself in the foot …