STILL LIFE 245 – LITTLE KING STREET

 

 


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Tag on the wall of a bar.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 223mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Little King Street, central Bristol; 19 July 2016.
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STILL LIFE 244 – JACKDAW 2 (MONO)

 

 


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Jackdaw on a roof at Church Farm.

An earlier image in this series is here: 1 .

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, using the Classic Chrome film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Architectural preset; Stanton Drew, near Bristol; 6 July 2018.
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STILL LIFE 243 – WHITE VAN WITH STICKERS AND GRIME

 

 


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White van with stickers and grime?  Has FATman finally lost it?  And, if this is the case, how can he have lost what he’s never found in the first place?

Ah, an uncertain world, a world of questions >>> but this image does exactly what it says on the tin – its a grimy van (that’s the trouble with white), with two stickers.

And its been rotated, to give a it a different look, to push it a little towards some sort of graphic design.  And, also, its almost black and white, apart from the stickers.

The black/dark areas at upper right and lower left balance each other to some extent, and the bodywork of the van introduces vertical elements ranging from black to almost pure white, which contrast with the curved elements at upper right.  Finally, the stickers provide small, unique, focal points of bright colour.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 111mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom; rotated; Little King Street, central Bristol; 19 July 2018.
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STILL LIFE 242 – JACKDAW

 

 


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Jackdaw on a roof at Church Farm, Stanton Drew.

The smallest of our crows, and attractively busy, bustling, talkative and, often, approachable.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Church Farm, Stanton Drew, near Bristol; 6 July 2018.
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STILL LIFE 241 – FLIGHT OF METAL STAIRS

 

 

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Looking at a flight of metal stairs, at eye level.

This may appear a little abstract so, to explain, each step has a yellow front lip; and the treads on the surfaces of the steps can also be seen.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 212mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; jpeg produced in-camera from a raw file, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; beside Temple Meads railway station, Bristol; 19 July 2018.
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STILL LIFE 240 – HIGH STREET

 

 


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Walking into the city centre, walking across Bristol Bridge and then up High Street’s slight incline.

And each weekday this bicycle – colourful, and characterful too, certainly –  is leaning on this black and white, granite façade.

The yellow sign denotes the size and proximity of a fire hydrant, and some thoughtful soul has placed a red sticker on it, thankfully off-centre.

And, finally, at the top, in contrast to all this colour, the city’s pervasive and eternal grime.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 174mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Provia/Standard film simulation; High Street, central Bristol; 2 Feb 2018.
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STILL LIFE 239 – PARKED CAR (MONO)

 

 


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Parked car, pavement and arches, looked at differently. And now, to me at least, becoming more an assemblage of shapes and textures than recognisable entities.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film preset; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Film Noir 1 preset, and using a light selenium tone; rotated; beside Temple Meads railway station, central Bristol; 19 July 2018.
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STILL LIFE 238 – BOLLARDS (MONO + COLOUR)

 

 


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Roadside bollards.

There is another image like this here .

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Film Noir 1 preset, adding a strong selenium tone, and selectively restoring colour; Corn Street, central Bristol; 19 July 2018.

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STILL LIFE 237 – MAN ON A BRIDGE

 

 


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Reflection of a man pulling a wheeled bag across a bridge.  The body of the bridge is black, and the paler structures through which the man is walking are the bridge’s guard rails.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 123mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; rotated; Bristol harbourside; 20 Jan 2017.
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STILL LIFE 236 – FENCE POST (MONO)

 

 


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Beside the road, on the way into the village of Stanton Drew.

The camera was tilted, to bring the post (further) away from the vertical.  The post has a slit through which light can be seen, and it not a pure silhouette: some of its rough, corroded surface texture is just visible.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 105mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Strong Infrared High Contrast preset; Capture NX2; Stanton Drew, near Bristol; 6 July 2018.
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