ARCHIVE 238 – DECAYING SEAT, AND AN ASSIGNMENT BY MALIN ELLISDOTTER HELLESO
July 1, 2016 4 Comments
UPDATE: this is an image that I submitted to an assignment on the theme of Decay set by my good friend Malin Ellisdotter Helleso. This assignment received an excellent response from many photographers in a range of styles – you can find these images here – highly recommended, both for the images themselves and the photographers’ blogs.
The original text for my own post is as follows:
Decaying public seating in central Bristol; 14 June 2013.
I focused on the rotting wood and let the rest look after itself – a benefit of cameras with smaller sensors is that they increase depth of focus. The out of focus metal armrest lower right brings both depth and a graceful curve to the composition. The rear leg of the seat introduces more curves, and the pavement is a neutral, segmented backdrop.
The dull, overcast day, with it paucity of shadows, was right for this kind of photo.
And I received the usual puzzled stares – “What’s that daft old fart doing?!” – as I slowly circled what had attracted my eye.
Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (35mm equivalent); 200 ISO; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.