OUTER SUBURBS 122 – PARKED CAR 2 (MONO)

 

 


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Parked car with pavement, kerb and puddle.

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 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 500 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Monotone profile; south Bristol; 7 Feb 2019.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, 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.

6 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 122 – PARKED CAR 2 (MONO)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    The angle works beautifully here, along with the grittiness of the high-contrast black and white. This is one of those ordinary sights we see so many times – a puddle on the street, the texture of the surfaces – that we don’t usually register it. But your eyes don’t rest. 😉

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      My friend, I’m very happy to hear your thoughts. Particularly when I’m carrying a camera, I do keep my eyes open for potential pictures but, quite separate from this conscious effort, some visual things just come up and smack me between the eyes – as here.

      These “visual strikes” come out of nowhere, without any conscious effort, and they have been happening to me all my life. For decades I pointed my camera at things that looked good, and it was only in 2003 that I decided to take a camera down into Bristol city centre, to see if I could capture any of these “visual strikes” on film. A

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Visual strikes – an interesting phrase for those times. I’d say the same thing happens to me, but I’d use a different descriptive (not sure what it would be). And I’d guess other people experience this phenomenon but might have yet another way of describing it. Then there are people who go out determined to find a particular thing or scene to photograph. But some of us prefer serendipity, and have learned how to loosen the binds of consciousness enough so we recognize the flash when it happens, but we don’t stumble over our own two feet. 😉
        It was a minor eureka moment to decide to bring the camera downtown, I’m glad you followed your intuition.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Yes, I’m sure I’m not unique in having these “strikes”, and equally sure its an inherited, genetic thing. I think going out determined to find this or that image, or indeed any image, is hard work and, for me anyway, not the way forward.

          I’m like you, serendipity – and loosen up, yes, trying our best to stay receptive to our surroundings.

          Love the eureka moment idea: and yes, I think you’re right. Certainly photography have never been the same since then – and the advent of digital has been another massive and very positive game changer. A

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  2. More about directions than about the car, for me. 🙂

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