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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OUTER SUBURBS 227 – BUS SHELTER, EARLY MORNING LIGHT

 

 

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Walking in the lockdown, walking up a hill towards a bus shelter that was being visually roasted by the sun’s early light.  The was a colourful advertisement on the far wall of the shelter and, as the warm hues of the sunrise played on this poster, reflections flew everywhere and the interior of the shelter was ablaze with bright, warm colours.

Technique: a blogging colleague, Michael Scandling, recently put out a very useful post (here) discussing the quality of digital images.  Many photographers try for images that are as noise-free and sharp as possible, which can result in pictures that, to use his words, are plastic and clinical – and I know exactly what he means.  Some think that all images should be technically perfect, whereas others consider content and narrative more important – and I’m 100% with the contenters and narrators.  In his post, Michael went on to say that, in post processing, he often uses noise reduction sparingly, that he sometimes selectively softens areas of a picture and artificially introduces grain.

And so to trying out some of Michael’s points here – no luminance noise reduction; artificially introduced grain; Lightroom’s Camera Vivid profile; increased Vibrance – and I like the result, and am certainly going to bear these points in mind for future pictures >>> thank you, Michael!

And looking at all these colours brings a story to mind.  Forty or more years ago, in Kenya, I was giving a slideshow (remember slideshows?) to a group of American aid workers who were lolling around smoking pot, and I’ll always remember the almost ecstatic tones of ” … oh wow, man! …… THE  ******* COLOURS, MAN! ……”.   Halcyon days …  and no, before you ask, I didn’t take up the offer of any of their heavenly medicine … already, at that tender age, being a truly confirmed disciple of the … Electric Soup … courtesy, in those days, of the excellent output of Kenya Breweries, which even included a  local version of Guinness!

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

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

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 5 Apr 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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BRISTOL 169 – STREET SCENE 9

 

 


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Bus shelter; early morning.

Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .  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 300mm; 12,800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Landscape v2 profile; central Bristol; 29 Nov 2019.
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OUTER SUBURBS 207 – MAIN ROAD AT DAWN

 

 


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Standing beside a road – at a bus stop, at dawn – and tilting the world.

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 25mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; rotated; south Bristol; 1 Jan 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 203 – BUS SHELTER (MONO)

 

 


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A bleak interior, facing a bleak main road, but still thought worthy of the armrests that bring comfort for the have’s while prohibiting a night’s meagre repose – out of the rain if nothing else – for the have-not’s.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the B&W 03 profile; south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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PEOPLE 393 – GOING TO WORK 103

 

 


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The bus to work in winter: everyone wearing heavy, bulky, overwarm, outdoor clothes; the atmosphere inside the vehicle humid, close; the windows steamy.

In this picture, I’m using the black surround of the bus’s window as a frame.  But the corners of this surround are rounded, so that small areas of the bus’s grey bodywork show in the corners – but actually I like these, to me they add to the feeling that this is not in fact a real scene, but rather a picture hanging on a wall (in the home of a public transport enthusiast??? 🙂 ).

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

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 6400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Velvia/Vivid profile; central Bristol; 1 Dec 2019.

Recent Going to Work posts are here: 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 . Each will open in a separate window. (Post 100 contains selected images from the first 99 posts.)

GOING TO WORK: THE EARLIER POSTS: 1-92.

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

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 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 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 . Each will open in a separate window.
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OUTER SUBURBS 198 – BUS STOP, EARLY MORNING

 

 


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Bus stop, sometime around dawn, way out on the edge of Bristol’s outer suburbs.

This is a stop for the Metrobus, Bristol’s new transport system, and on the left a list of its stops: from Hengrove Park, which is up ahead on the city’s edge, to The Centre which – unsurprisingly –  is in the city centre.

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

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

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 22 Jan 2020.
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PEOPLE 390 – GOING TO WORK 102

 

 


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The morning bus.  The rather grim expression; “that look”; foreboding?  The passenger in red, slumped forwards over the seat.

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Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 6400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait v2 profile; central Bristol; 29 Nov 2019.

Recent Going to Work posts are here: 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 . Each will open in a separate window. (Post 100 contains selected images from the first 99 posts.)

GOING TO WORK: THE EARLIER POSTS: 1-92.

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

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 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 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 . Each will open in a separate window.
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OUTER SUBURBS 192 – MISTY MORNING

 

 


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Misty morning in the outer suburbs, somewhere I know well.  To the left of the blue Keep Left sign, the dim lights of this supermarket’s warehouse area.  And between that sign and the lights of the approaching car, the dim glow in the gloom is the bus shelter featured in these two posts: 1 2 .

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

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

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 22 Jan 2020.
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