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 **** doing?!” – as I slowly circled what had attracted my eye.

The first post in this series on chairs, which contains context and an image, can be found hereSubsequent posts are here: 2 3

Technique: Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (35mm equivalent); 200 ISO; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.


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.

10 Responses to STILL LIFE 156 – LOOKING AT CHAIRS 4

  1. Meanderer says:

    Ooh, that’s a lovely bit of lichen there (said inside my head with a strange cockney accent for some reason 🙂 ). Love the composition, Adrian.


  2. splendid textures, tones, and lines. moves towards that appearance of an abstract painting, which is a kind of photo I really enjoy (when the photo hasn’t been overly manipulated digitally).


  3. Wonderful patina and detail.


  4. paula graham says:

    Interesting shot…Yea.


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