STILL LIFE 162 – LOOKING AT CHAIRS 6 (MONO)

 

 


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Seating in a bus shelter – the narrow and tilted seats, with intervening arm rests, that are designed to make it impossible for homeless people to sleep on them.

The first post in this series on chairs, which contains context and an image, can be found here.  Subsequent posts are here: 2 3 4 5

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Technique: Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (35mm equivalent); 200 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2, using the Silhouette preset; Bristol; 24 Apr 2013.

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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.

16 Responses to STILL LIFE 162 – LOOKING AT CHAIRS 6 (MONO)

  1. Meanderer says:

    Good luck with the jacket. I tend to layer up: thermals, fleece, and a thin but good waterproof on the top.

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    Another well thought out study – so graphic!

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  3. paula graham says:

    Yes, artistic, love the colour palette and well seen and processed. I now know you do not only have a ‘thing’ about cars but chairs as well. Hmmm, that tells you something, not sure what!!! xx

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  4. The image has left the chair… 🙂

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  5. Meanderer says:

    Very striking, Adrian. Your processing emphasises the discomfort one of these seats would bring to the unsuspecting. Here in Wales, local councils seem to be very generous with seating provided: lots of it and not too uncomfortable.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      And you always know the unsuspecting, they have a sort of ashen look …

      Glad to hear about Welsh seating, but hereabouts things are more Spartan; there are times when I feel that some of the humanity has gone out of Life.

      And this morning, in fashionable Bath no less, I took my first, determined steps towards a waterproof camera >>>>> and “worst of weathers” photography. Now for a really solid waterproof – I do have a heavyweight Barbour jacket but even the cows complain about the smell of that, so I’m looking for thick, tough, no-nonsense (and preferably no-dayglow!) plastic. Send snorkel soonest!

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      • Meanderer says:

        I mentioned to my other half that you were looking for a suitable jacket and that I had mentioned the layering method (he has an interest in outdoor all-weather clothing and the new high-tech stuff). He found this article from an outerwear manufacturer concerning tech clothing for a photographer. It looks quite interesting. Hope it’s of use!

        http://www.paramo.co.uk/en-gb/adhoc/DigitalSLR_Photo_Supp_8pp_lo.pdf

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          M, please thank your other half very much for this, but I don’t think I’m going for the high tech side of things, I think I’m thinking about good old tough, heavy duty plastic – although I won’t be certain until I go and (horror or horrors!) look around the shops. But the link was surreal in that, although I don’t know any of the photographers personally, I do know of many of them photographically – and Wendy Noton, the partner of David Noton, whose photos and writings have really taught me a lot, was talking about using a G11 PowerShot camera like mine – what a small world!!! Thank you again. 🙂

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