BRISTOL 179 – HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

 

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!

LOL! I’ve been looking back the FATman archives for a Christmas photo for this post, and really cannot find a single one!  I think I just don’t do Christmas photos.  And so to something from brighter, warmer days:

Driving on the eastern reaches of Queen’s Sedge Moor, heading for the little hamlet of Barrow; and, suddenly, the road overshadowed by a giant – an oak I think – backlit from the east.

And so to standing back as far as the narrow lane permitted, looking up through a very wide angle lens; and to overexposing the scene – avoiding a pure silhouette – to retain some colour in the tree’s leaves and some detail in its trunk, while letting the rising sun’s glare burn out much of the backdrop.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to further enlarge it – recommended.

Technique: X-T2 with 10-24 Fujinon lens at 15mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Queen’s Sedge Moor, on the Somerset Levels south of Wells; 24 May 2019.

AND SOMETHING ELSE …

In this post, a little while back, I talked about the fact that, due to child poverty, large numbers of children in the UK – which is one of the world’s richer countries, after all – are routinely experiencing hunger.  Quite simply, this is a national disgrace, and I am ashamed of my country’s government for allowing such circumstances to routinely occur. Today of all days, it seems right to repeat this message, and I would be grateful if those who have not seen it would look at this post.  Adrian

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BRISTOL 178 – STREET SCENE 18

 

 


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Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window.

Technique: TG-5 at 40mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 07 profile; south Bristol; 28 Jan 2020.
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BRISTOL 177 – STREET SCENE 17: AT THE CORNER OF A BLOCK

 

 


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The corner of a block, flanked by security shutters.

Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – highly recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 03 profile; Bedminster, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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BRISTOL 176 – STREET SCENE 16

 

 


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The Apple Tree, a little pub on the backstreets of Bedminster, in Bristol’s southern suburbs.  Its a cider house, wonderfully decorated with apples and, quite simply, I’m not sure I have the courage to pop in there for a drink – even though I live not too far away, I think I might well be regarded as an outsider.

But I have to say that I like what I see.  I spent 12 years in the Third World, in Kenya, and although I returned to the UK to live 31 years ago, those dozen years have to some extent altered my outlook on Life, for which I am grateful.  I am of course back at home here, only 20 miles or so from where I was born, and that’s a wonderful feeling, but since returning I have never really identified with or fitted in with many of the things that seem to motivate and excite modern UK society >>> LOL! rampant Materialism being a prime example!

And so back to this pub, and its simply being what it is and not caring what others think – at a time when a lot of the pub industry is dominated by big business, and fairly sterile and anaemic pub chains, that are mass produced and that offer exactly the same welcome wherever you are in the country.

In a nutshell, I suppose, I admire The Apple Tree because, in an age dominated by hype, brands and the media, it is totally real and genuine.
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Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto each image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended, especially for the lower photo..

Technique: TG-5; Lightroom; Bedminster, south Bristol.

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BRISTOL 175 – STREET SCENE 15

 

 


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Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – certainly recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 57mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 01 profile; Bedminster, south Bristol; 29 Jan 2019.
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BRISTOL 174 – STREET SCENE 14

 

 


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Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 03 profile; Bedminster, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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BRISTOL 173 – STREET SCENE 13

 

 


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Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 01 profile; Bedminster, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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BRISTOL 172 – STREET SCENE 12

 

 


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Gaily coloured houses and many parked cars in the steep, narrow streets of fashionable, middle class Totterdown.

Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; Totterdown, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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BRISTOL 171 – STREET SCENE 11

 

 


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Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a much larger version in a separate window – definitely recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 38mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Modern 01 profile; Bedminster, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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BRISTOL 170 – STREET SCENE 10

 

 


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City centre bus stop, innocent enough, but the Devil (or then again, The FATman) lurks in the detail … that dark silhouette in front of the distant patch of blue.  You’re right … its not safe to go out in the dark …

Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window.

Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 70mm; 12,800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Pop profile; central Bristol; 29 Nov 2019.
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