OUTER SUBURBS 307 – LOOKING AROUND A CORNER, TOWARDS A BUS SHELTER LIT BY THE RISING SUN

 

 


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Looking around a corner and seeing a bus shelter backlit by the rising sun, and a glistering river of light flowing down towards me.

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 53mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 15 Feb 2021.
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ARCHIVE 604 – ON THE UPPER DECK OF THE EARLY MORNING BUS

 

 


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Three travellers on the upper deck of the early morning bus to work.

The woman beside the window is engrossed in a newspaper, her expression reacting – negatively, perhaps –  to the day’s news.  But the other two people – further into the shot and less clearly seen – appear more passive and preoccupied.  And the steaminess of the bus’s window is thick, almost opaque in places, and densely textured.

Those two people at the back get to me.  First, they can only be partly seen, its almost as if they are fading into the background – which brings thoughts about the dehumanising effects of some workplaces, and of the unnaturalness of lives spent commuting and working in cities.  And second, both of these people are staring fixedly ahead.  Are they somewhere far away in daydreams, or do they see something nearer at hand, closer ahead, in either the present time or in times soon to come?

Also, this blurred image is starting to look like some sort of painting or daub (more probably the latter), and when any photo does this I feel I’m getting somewhere.

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, and click onto that image to enlarge it further – recommended >>> come on in, the grain is lovely!

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 12,800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Provia/Standard film simulation; Temple Meads, central Bristol; 15 Dec 2017.

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OUTER SUBURBS 301 – BUS SHELTER 2

 

 


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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  🍺

There is another recent bus shelter photo here .

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 6 Dec 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 299 – BUS SHELTER

 

 


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Bus shelter, dawn breaking.

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; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 15 Dec 2020.
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ARCHIVE 574 – BUS SHELTER (MONO)

 

 

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Seats in a bus shelter;  Bristol, 24 Apr 2013.

The narrow and tilted seats, with intervening arm rests, that are designed to make it impossible for homeless people to sleep on them.

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Technique: G11 PowerShot at 140mm (35mm equiv); 200 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2, using the Silhouette preset.

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OUTER SUBURBS 281 – BUS SHELTER 2

 

 


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Bus shelter at sunrise.

The first image of this bus shelter, photographed very differently, is here .

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); 200 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 5 Sept 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 280 – BUS SHELTER (MONO)

 

 


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Technique: TG-5 at 28mm (equiv); 500 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the B&W 12 profile; south Bristol; 8 Aug 2020.
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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.

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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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