OUTER SUBURBS 71 – EARLY MORNING GUTTER WITH LAMP POST, FROST, MOSS AND BANANA SKIN

 

 


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Walking – and looking down – in the early morning.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 53a 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film preset; Color Efex Pro 4; south Bristol; 31 Jan 2019.
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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.

19 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 71 – EARLY MORNING GUTTER WITH LAMP POST, FROST, MOSS AND BANANA SKIN

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Ooo, I think the framing, exposure and processing really make this sing and bring it to the next level, as it were. The way everything is flattened, the way the banana peel appears flat but not flat, and seems anti-gravitational, the angle of the pole – super! I like “Early Morning Gutter….” very much. And, it all generated a terrific conversation above: icing on the cake.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, anti-gravitational for the banana skin, I think that says it well, Lynn. I always very much value your views, and the more so with an image like this one – I’m enthralled by your analysis of this, thank you. A 🙂

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  2. Meanderer says:

    Love the composition, the wonderful colours, and …….. the way that banana skin is shaped – and the detail: perfect!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well, thank you very much, M! It was the attitude of the banana skin that first caught my eye and then, looking at the TG-5’s screen, there seemed to be so much else there too – I hope you looked at this image magnified – the blog image is quite small, and I’ve taken to advising readers re enlarging certain (not all) shots, using red text. To me, the banana looks either spread-eagled, as if its just crashed out of the sky, or it has a long tail and its flapping its wings to get airborn. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      • Meanderer says:

        Yes – I did enlarge the image to get the greatest impact. The banana skin – although we ‘know’ it’s a banana skin – also looks like an otherworldly banana skin. It’s pinkish colour and detail suggest there’s something else going on …….. maybe it did crash out of the sky; all the way from Venus or Mars 🙂

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Yes, you’re absolutely right about the otherworldliness of the banana skin >>> now there’s an opinion I can’t say I’ve made before 🙂 >>> it was that that caught my eye, it just looked odd, and made me look twice. And maybe Ziggy did play guitar, and maybe there is life on Mars … 🙂 🙂 🙂 …

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          • Meanderer says:

            There’s a title of a book in there – or a new WordPress blog 🙂

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            • Adrian Lewis says:

              Just off to jam good with Weird and Gilly … and down some Duvel too … yes, with “With just the beer light to guide us,” … they’re playing my song!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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              • Meanderer says:

                Did (do) you have the album? Did you used to try and make sense of the lyrics? 🙂 I spent hours at it 😀

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                • Adrian Lewis says:

                  Yes I have the album, but I can’t remember if I had it in the 1970s, and then there was my African interlude when I lost track of so many things, mostly for the better I do think.

                  I bought the CD some years back, and I’ve never tried to understand the lyrics but I have – vastly! – gloried in them! I mean, to the extent of finding them inspirational, especially in terms of my imagination, almost like an “upper” drug really.

                  Sometimes I sit at this keyboard and simply know that I’m unable to create images or words, I know there’s no point trying. Other times, happily, the opposite applies. And sometimes, I’m sitting here dancing and singing, moving to various beats, using Lightroom at breakneck speed, and it all just flows – and that’s quite a high! And no booze involved either!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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                  • Meanderer says:

                    Bowie was an important part of my younger years. I can never forget hearing Starman the first time and thinking how different, special, edgy. I remember hiding my liking of him from my middle of the road friends who were horrified at the look and sound of him; they preferred The Osmonds and David Cassidy. Bowie was my secret 🙂

                    Later on, I used to bunk off school with a friend (don’t tell my teachers) and we used to try and understand and analyse the lyrics of his albums. Years later I discovered that he himself didn’t write with meaning; he used to cut up random words and put them together! They all made sense to me 🙂

                    But, yes – the creative flow comes and goes. When I read some of my earlier posts here, I wonder who it is. I was pretty conversational at the beginning. I struggle to write very much at all these days.

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                    • Adrian Lewis says:

                      The Osmonds?? David Cassidy???? How did those American safari clients put it when I took them right into the Heart Of Nature In The Raw? “Gee, Adrian, I think I’m gonna barf!”, which was right up there with the carnage we were witnessing really, and with the “pop artists” you mention …… really ….

                      But edgy is a good word, and having such a secret far, far better than good.

                      Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t worry too much about the writing. Maybe it’ll start, maybe it won’t – maybe re-adopting a conversational approach will help. But the images are the thing, getting out there with a camera and capturing your take on the world – whatever it is – is the thing, and its very good to see you at Tenby >>> getting new stuff.

                      And don’t push at it, don’t strain at it, relax, go with the flow. I find that carrying the little TG-5 camera helps – its small and light, I really forget its in my pocket – but when needed it does the business. Take care, my friend A 🙂

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  3. I like the composition. Interesting mix of colours and textures too.

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  4. paula graham says:

    Ha, ha…great, the banana skin makes the picture ‘sing’

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  5. I’m enjoying your ‘Still Life with Trash’-series a lot! 🙂

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