OUTER SUBURBS 295 – AUTUMN 7 (MONO + COLOUR)

 

 


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Something else in autumn, early on a foggy morning.

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Technique: TG-5 at 57mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 04 profile; south Bristol; 6 Nov 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 294 – AUTUMN 6 (MONO)

 

 


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A very deceptive image, a very selective piece of framing: just below this apparent misty autumn idyll there are houses, commuters and rush hour traffic.  Few things are what they seem on FATman Photos … 😉   …

There are other images from this early morning here, here and here .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the B&W 12 profile; south Bristol; 6 Nov 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 292 – AUTUMN 5

 

 


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There are other images from this early morning here and here .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – this image has a lot of fine detail, so certainly recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 04 profile; south Bristol; 6 Nov 2020.
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ARCHIVE 585 – AUTUMN 4

 

 


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Autumn on the pavement.  Beside the park railings.  Caught by the rays of the rising sun.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 250 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 10 Oct 2018.

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OUTER SUBURBS 291 – AUTUMN 3

 

 


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There is another image from this early morning here .

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 6 Nov 2020.

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ARCHIVE 583 – AUTUMN 2

 

 


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Autumn leaves form a carpet around the Hazel in our back garden; 30 Oct 2009.

Used away from the horizontal, the fisheye lens has given the whole photo the appearance of showing an elevated ridge in the ground.  Back beyond the Hazel’s trunks, the patches of green lawn appear to be sloping down to either side.  And the nearest leaves seem to be bulging up towards the camera, and to be swirling in a circular fashion – which is an effect I like.

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Technique: D700 with Sigma 15mm full frame fisheye lens; 800 ISO.

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OUTER SUBURBS 288 – AUTUMN

 

 


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Walking in the dark with fog, dimly reflecting the city’s glow, not far above.  And as I walked on the dawn came up and the fog came down, and the world became one of vague outlines, soft uncertainties and muted hues.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 07 profile; south Bristol; 6 Nov 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 276 – THE LIGHT STARTS TO RETURN …

 

 


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The early mornings darken, the light becomes softer and more attractive, and I start to anticipate the first thin mists and slight but certain chills of autumn.

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Technique: TG-5 at 85mm (equiv); 400 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 31 Aug 2020.

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OUTER SUBURBS 256 – THE YEAR IS MOVING ON

 

 


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As ever, time – and Life – move on.  The longest day is past, and each day a little shorter than the last.  Now, if I walk out about 5am, I meet the sun just starting to rise and, for perhaps up to an hour – if I’m lucky – the light is wonderful, even if only for enjoying the light show in the clouds overhead.

Over the past few years, I’ve come to realise that autumn is my favourite season, and even now I can feel myself looking forward to the faint chills in the air, the mists and the wonderful  colours.  Some might wonder why I’m not attracted to the warmth and colours of summer, but I have to admit to what really gets to me and – in terms of the seasons – it is the gradual closing down of the northern world as each year starts to wind down towards its end – and the more so if I can be out and about with a camera to record it.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 13 July 2020.
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SOMERSET LEVELS 439 – WALKING WESTON’S STREETS 6

 

 

Autumn on drain cover

Weston-super-Mare, my home town, on the coast where the Somerset Levels run down into the Bristol Channel – the local, somewhat muddy, version of the sea.  Following a recent reunion with age-old friends there (here), I’ve been visiting Weston again, and walking streets echoing with things remembered – sometimes only half-remembered –  from over half a century ago.

Weston is a seaside town and, like seaside towns the UK over, it is experiencing something of an economic downturn – the era of the family seaside holiday in uncertain British weather is long past, due to cheap holidays in warmer and far more reliable, foreign climes.  So, there is to Weston something of the cheap and cheerful, a – to me, anyway – rather attractive tattiness at the edges, that makes walking here with a camera a pleasure – a definite feeling of not knowing what will appear next.  The Ghost of FATman Past perhaps?  Well, if he gives me half a chance, I’ll photograph him …

And so in Nov 2019 to pictures taken with an open mind – pictures which are, for better or for worse, in the main quite different from the preceding 400+ that I’ve posted of the Somerset Levels.  Some of them may be a little obscure / far out / radical / unexplained /  I don’t know… but I did mention photographing with an open mind, which means looking, on the spur of the moment, at anything and everything …    But, whatever, warts and all, I hope you’ll like (at least some of) these images.  (Click onto them twice to enlarge them)

Earlier posts in this series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 .

A short history of Weston is here.
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Looking up on the High Street: demise of the seaside holiday, and the economic plight of so many seaside towns

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 Looking into a trendy bar

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Rainy morning: umbrella in car

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