BRISTOL 144 – BICYCLE ATTACHED TO PUBLIC SEATING (MONO)

 

 

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Passing time in central Bristol – here the textures got to me, and I liked the way the curve of the seat seemed to be curving up into the bike, leading my eye up into the bike really.

There are other pictures in this short series here: 1 2 .

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 1000 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the B&W 12 profile; Capture NX2; rotated; Baldwin Street, central Bristol; 25 June 2019.
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OUTER SUBURBS 98 – BICYCLE TYRE (MONO)

 

 


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Pavement with early morning sun and bicycle tyre.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 53a 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 35mm (equiv); 640 ISO; Lightroom, using the Adobe Monochrome film simulation; south Bristol; 26 Sept 2018.
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PEOPLE 368 – GOING TO WORK 91

 

 


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Going to work, past Bristol’s brightly coloured (and decorated) houses.

You can see a summary of the Going to Work series here .

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1213, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2324, 25, 26, 27, 28,  29, 30,  31,  32, 33  34  35  36 37  38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45  46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; St Luke’s Road, south Bristol; 29 Jan 2019.
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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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PEOPLE 307 – GOING TO WORK 41

 

 


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Two wheels to work, across a wide and momentarily empty pavement.

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1213, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2324, 25, 26, 27, 28,  29, 30,  31,  32, 33  34  35  36 37  38 39 40 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Classic Chrome film simulation; Broad Quay, central Bristol; 11 Nov 2016.

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PEOPLE 285 – GOING TO WORK 29 (MONO)

 

 


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Going to work.  The bike beats the jams but he’s jammed in – anonymous, wary, vulnerable, claustrophobically picking his way between shifting walls of gleaming metal and glass; lungs poisoned by fumes, ears blasted by engines and horns, and always the thought that he’ll fare worst in any tussle with these mechanised beings.

Oh come, you’ll say, mechanised beings?each has a human driver!  Well, the way things are going, that may not be true for too much longer – so, thinking of the Terminator films – is this Rise Of The Machines???

Technique: this is tight crop, aimed at accentuating how the cyclist is being hemmed in, to accentuate how the “mobile metal monsters” are queuing up to squeeze closely past him.  And these feelings of claustrophobia are (hopefully!) added to by cropping The Man Himself; and especially so his eyes, which at once renders him anonymous and unknown; leaving only his mouth, which looks rather taut, stressed and ready for the worst.

And here also something that I very rarely do – using Lightroom to completely produce a black and white image.

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1213, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2324, 25, 26, 27 and 28.     Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom; Capture NX2; Baldwin Street, central Bristol; 19 July 2016.
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STILL LIFE 129 – BICYCLE

 

 


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A bicycle.  Blue and yellow.  And in my mind its lying down, relaxing, but raising one pedal to look at me.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; The Grove, central Bristol; 12 May 2017.

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STILL LIFE 95 – BICYCLE AND PAVEMENT (MONO)

 

 


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Victoria Street, central Bristol: pushbike, pavement (aka sidewalk!); textures, shapes and many shadows.

It was towards the end of a long morning’s photography, and I was walking back towards Harts BakeryLOL! I was being irresistibly dragged there by my love of good food, might be more accurate!!!  Isn’t a total lack of willpower sometimes just wonderful?!  Or perhaps I should omit sometimes?

And, walking back along Victoria Street, it was just before I photographed these men waiting for a bus.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Pinhole preset and adding a tone; 24 Feb 2017.
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STILL LIFE 60 – RACING BIKE

 

 

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Racing bike, Wine Street, central Bristol; 16 Sept 2016.

Across the road there was the dark shadow of a large building and, in front of that, this bike was propped up against two roadside bollards.

A sudden shaft of sunlight hit the pale pavement behind the bike, throwing it almost into silhouette but – importantly – still allowing the camera to capture the dirty yellows of its frame.

There is another bike image here.

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X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 200 ISO.
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PEOPLE 227 – COTHAM HILL (MONO + COLOUR)

 

 

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Sturdy brown shoes with vibram soles; very sensible, and smart too.

X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, with selective restoration of colour; Cotham Hill, Bristol; 9 Sept 2016.
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