Public seating at the Memorial to the Merchant Navy Association, beside the Floating Harbour on Welsh Back, central Bristol;  5 Aug 2016.

This is a memorial to the Merchant Navy seamen who have sailed from Bristol.  The actual memorial is set on the quay beside the waters of Bristol’s Floating Harbour, where it is partially surrounded by curving rows of metal seating.

Here, I’m looking at this seating from the rear, looking through the vertical backrests onto the horizontal parts of the seats, which are catching the light.  One of the seats’ horizontal bars has been bent.  The unfocused backdrop, towards the top of the image, shows the light hitting the rough pavement around the seat.

The black uprights dissect the highlights into white diamonds, which occupy a band across the centre of the image, roughly from upper left to lower right.  Above this band, the uprights rise on to blend in more with the darker and more diffuse backdrop.

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X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2.


This is a new category on this blog – Archive Still Life studies.  The Still Life definition will certainly be followed loosely – e.g. some studies may only have been made “still” by the split second opening of the camera’s shutter – and my objective will be to use as many different types / genres of subject matter as possible.  Some images will be Minimalist and, in general, I try to make simpler images, rather than cramming them with visual content.

Some new Still Life studies will (hopefully!) continue to appear.

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