Public seating at the Memorial to the Merchant Navy Association, beside the Floating Harbour on Welsh Back, central Bristol;  5 Aug 2016.

This is a memorial to the Merchant Navy seamen who have sailed from Bristol.  The actual memorial (see photo on the link) is set on the quay beside the waters of Bristol’s Floating Harbour, where it is partially surrounded by curving rows of metal seating.

Here, I’m looking at this seating from the rear, looking through the vertical backrests onto the horizontal parts of the seats, which are catching the light.  One of the seats’ horizontal bars has been bent.  The unfocused backdrop, towards the top of the image, shows the light hitting the rough pavement around the seat.

The black uprights dissect the highlights into white diamonds, which occupy a band across the centre of the image, roughly from upper left to lower right.  Above this band, the uprights rise on to blend in more with the darker and more diffuse backdrop.

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X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2.

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.


  1. paula graham says:

    A clever bit of seeing and processing..Striking result.


  2. Very geometric picture


  3. Sallyann says:

    You’ve got me on this one. 😊
    Of course, the lines and geometric patterns are a winner for me everytime, but if I’m in the right place… Welsh Back? The Duke? Distant hazy memories of the odd Friday evening filled with jazz. 😊


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, that’s the place, jazz at The Duke – this is just on down from The Duke, at the waterfront – where there are the various floating bars and restaurants that have figured in my photos recently. Glad you like this >>> and when you’re next “in town” we must meet for as coffee and chat! 😀 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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