ARCHIVE 533 – WINDOW, ABERAERON

 

 


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Beside the harbour; Aberaeron, west Wales; 24 Sept 2014.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO.

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OUTER SUBURBS 250 – PARKED CAR 20

 

 


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There are earlier images in this Parked Car series here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 01 profile; south Bristol; 3 July 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 248 – SHADOWS ON THE WALL OF AN ECCLESIASTICAL BUILDING (MONO)

 

 


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Looking at this, the solid black border (an area in shadow) on the right and the dark plants of the hedge along the bottom of the frame form a prominent black “V” which is pointing down, out the frame, towards lower right, out of our view.

Given this, it is then a case of deciding whether those shadows of a plant are conforming by diving down into that “V” and so exiting our view too.  Or whether, being ardent non-conformists, they are experiencing a lightbulb moment and flying back out towards a utopia of their own.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 320 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the B&W Green Filter profile; south Bristol; 20 Apr 2020.
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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.

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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.

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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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OUTER SUBURBS 246 – MODERN HOUSING 12

 

 


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There are earlier Modern Housing posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11. Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 26 Apr 2020.

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OUTER SUBURBS 241 – SUBURBIA, THE VIEW FROM A PETROL STATION TOWARDS A CHURCH

 

 


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Suburbanscape; humanscape; part of the cityscape I inhabit.  And some pillars of our civilisation too – fossil fuels, coffee on the go and, on the other side of the main road, organised, monotheistic religion.

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Technique: TG-5 at 91mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 21 June 2020.
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ARCHIVE 520 – INSIDE CABOT CIRCUS

 

 


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Facade inside Bristol’s Cabot Circus; 24 Apr 2013.

This is Bristol’s newest shopping centre, set in the large Broadmead shopping area.  I’m not into shopping too much but my wife knows her way around (and woe betide the shop that tangles with her!), but neither of us gets too excited by Cabot Circus.

Like the Cribbs Causeway mall on the city’s northern outskirts, this “inner city mall” has too many designer shops and chains, whereas we’d rather visit lots of interesting little shops, each with their own personality and interest – I remember shopping in York as a much more enjoyable and interesting experience. 

Old Fogey?  Probably, but who really cares about the labels others bestow?  And anyway its always good to have aspirations.

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Technique: Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (35mm equiv); 200 ISO.

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ARCHIVE 519 – THE LOVE OF JACKDAWS FOR CHIMNEYS

 

 


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A bright moon on an icy morning,  just at sunrise, and a pair of Jackdaws are on the top of a chimney in the village Stanton Drew, not far south of Bristol.

Jackdaws are our smallest crow, they pair for life, and they are often around our houses – and especially our chimneys – in which (amongst other places) they nest.  They are sociable, garrulous and often quite accepting of man, and I have a lot of affection for them – but then, I have a lot of affection for wildlife generally.

Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Provia/Standard film simulation; Stanton Drew, near Bristol; 6 Nov 2017.

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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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