STILL LIFE 251 – SAFETY RIBBON

 

 

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Construction work was being done in a Bristol park, and a thin wire security fence had been erected around the site to keep it secure from the public.  While sturdy, the wires of the fence were also thin, so that poorly sighted people, drunks, etc might be injured walking into them.  And so a bright warning ribbon was strung out along the fence, to make it more visible.

Most of the ground behind the fence was in shadow but, on this first day of December, there were still some golden brown autumn leaves on the ground, and these caught the light a little.  I could have removed these in post-processing but I didn’t, because I think they add something, if only a little, to the overall effect.  The thin dark lines that cross the ribbon are the wires of the fence.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 400 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Astia/Soft profile; image rotated and flipped; central Bristol; 1 Dec 2017.

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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.

12 Responses to STILL LIFE 251 – SAFETY RIBBON

  1. Glad you didn’t get rid of the orange leaves, Adrian. They add mystery, and I like how they fall into two indented areas.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, definitely, two indented areas – but quite fortuitously!!! 🙂 They’re ships with lights at night, sailing into harbours along a coastline with red and white cliffs … 🙂

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  2. Arati says:

    I like the twinkling of the leaves. They add a sense of depth to the image, I’m glad you left them in.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    Oh, this is delightful! It has just the lighthearted feeling that I want to see more of these days. 🙂 At the same time, the image has a serious side, if that makes any sense at all. Are you getting out for walks still?

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Very glad this lifts your spirits, Lynn. The serious side – a little bit of brightness in a lot of darkness? – or the brightness caged in by the fence’s thin dark wires???

      I’ve got a lot of pain in my right leg, but I’ve just restarted going out early (0640 today) for 80-90 minute walks around here. We’re allowed one exercise period/day. I see very few other pedestrians, and the great majority of those practice social distancing. Have taken a few pics, but can’t really get into it, and in any case the earlier sunrises make for poorer quality light. How about you, are you getting any exercise? 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        The serious side is the fact that the ribbon is behind that grid – it makes it more interesting than if it was flying free. It shows the photographer’s mind at work, which I always enjoy. 😉
        I suppose the leg pain isn’t something that’s easily remedied or you would have done it. I had knee trouble a few years back and after a series of shots (Hyaluronic Acid) I got tremendous relief. But your situation isn’t just a joint problem and I’m really it slowed you down.
        Still, 80-90 minutes sounds pretty good and I hope you can keep that up most days, if not every day.
        They’re not rationing outdoor time here yet and though a favorite, large park is now closed, a number of others are still open and everyone is keeping a safe distance away. So currently I can get out as much as I like.
        You’ve made many memorable interior shots – maybe that inspiration will return. There must be thigs inside that can be arranged and rearranged…

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Boris is talking of further lockdown measures; there have been truly astonishing cases here of crowds flouting the lockdown measures; I wouldn’t be surprised if our one period of exercise outdoors per day is taken away. 😦

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  4. Excellent photo!

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  5. Today seems to be the day for abstracts among the photographers that I follow. This is great!

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