BRISTOL 101 – CANDLESTICKS IN A FLOATING RESTAURANT
August 6, 2016 5 Comments
A second early morning foray into Bristol city centre, on another day that promised a lot of sunshine. The 0608 bus got me down there earlier than more sensible souls, the sun kept promising to rise above a low cloud bank, and I went walkabout, looking at anything and everything – while hoping for blazing, low angle, early morning sunlight. Years ago I read that our legs are amongst our most useful photographic tools – always keep moving, keep looking with an aware, open and receptive mind, keep altering viewpoint – this simple plan of action has very often worked for me.
So later I found myself meandering along the side of the Floating Harbour, heading up towards Bristol Bridge. To my right was the water, with three floating restaurants that were broadside on to the now blazing sun.
I drew abreast the middle boat, The Three Brothers Burgers restaurant, and the sun was pouring into its dining room, throwing two large candlesticks into sharp silhouette. The atmosphere in that dining room looked dusty and hazy, the whole place reminded me of a painting, and the camera caught the feel of the place exactly.
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X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon at 168mm (equiv); 800 ISO.