BRISTOL 172 – STREET SCENE 12

 

 


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Gaily coloured houses and many parked cars in the steep, narrow streets of fashionable, middle class Totterdown.

Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; Totterdown, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 231 – PARKED CAR 14 (MONO)

 

 


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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 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 3200 IS0; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Natural profile; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Contrast Smooth preset; Capture NX2; south Bristol; 18 May 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 230 – PARKED CAR 13 (MONO)

 

 


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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 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the B&W 04 profile; south Bristol; 16 Jan 2019.

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PEOPLE 398 – GOING TO WORK 105

 

 


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The morning rush hour, people coming in to work from the south and passing beneath one of the Bristol’s main railway lines.

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

Technique: TG-5 at 40mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; Bedminster, south Bristol; 29 Jan 2019.

Recent Going to Work posts are here: 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 . 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 228 – CAR BESIDE FENCE, EARLY LIGHT 2

 

 


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Walking in the lockdown, and – deja vu – finding another car beside another new fence lit by the bright, early morning sun; this one had just been sprinkled by a light rain shower.

The earlier post 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); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 1 May 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 225 – PARKED CAR 12

 

 


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Looking at a BMW, not in any envious or possessive way, but rather seeing this confection of glass, metal, plastic and rubber more as a still life, looking at its shapes and lines, seeing how it reflects the light.  And so to processing the image, and to two crops.  The one above is more conventional, whereas the one below looks at just a part of the upper image and is more Minimalist.

There are earlier images in this Parked Car series here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Click onto each image to open a larger version in a separate window.

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 26 Apr 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 224 – WALL BESIDE PARKED CAR, EARLY LIGHT

 

 


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Walking in the lockdown, beside a brick wall beside a car.  And although built quite recently – probably with an eye more to economy rather than to quality, it seems – the wall is already stained by the weather and starting to disintegrate, shedding fragments onto the dark pavement below.  The sleek, clean lines of the car’s shadow serve only to highlight the down at heel Modernity languishing mutely beside it.

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 25mm (equiv); 400 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 5 Apr 2020.
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ARCHIVE 471 – HEADING WEST IN FILTHY WEATHER (MONO)

 

 


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Heading west in filthy weather over North Moor, on the Somerset Levels, southwest of Wells; 27 Oct 2011.

Damp and murk on the Somerset Levels: strong winds, rain cascading from dense, dark overcast, and puddles building up along on the roadside –  a mile or so ahead, the road is completely awash.

I hope this photo conveys some of the wildness of that dark morning.  I’m safe and dry in the car of course, and the illuminated dials on the dashboard convey something of being on the inside, looking out.  The two dark, antenna-like structures protruding from the bottom of the windscreen (roughly on either side of the road as we look at them) are the bases of the frantically flailing wipers, and the headlights are on full beam to light more of the scene.

Two technical points.  The astonishing D700 is working at 25,600 ISO – how I love the abilities of this truly gutsy camera!  And, although the (image stabilised) wideangle is wide open at f4 (and 1/20th second), the 16mm focal length still provides sufficient depth of field the render both the dashboard and the road reasonably sharp.

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

Technique: D700 with 16-35 Nikkor lens at 16mm; 25,600 ISO; converted to mono in Silver Efex Pro 2.

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ARCHIVE 468 – PARKED CAR REFLECTING CHAOS AND TWO WOMEN (MONO + COLOUR)

 

 


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Park Street, central Bristol; 3 Dec 2013.

The chaos and complexity of a city, perhaps.

I’ve restored the reds and magentas in an understated way, and this has given slight flesh tones to the faces of the two women, which serves to extricate them slightly from the mainly black and white mayhem that surrounds them – in all of this urban stone, metal, plastic and glass artificiality, only they are organic, real and alive.

Looking at this, (urban) chaos and mayhem are what hits me.  And especially so now, in the run up to our nation’s Great Buying Frenzy.  I used to work down in central Bristol and that inevitably colours my thoughts, but I have to say that Tuesday’s visit to the city centre produced some negative vibes – which is probably why I mostly head out the other way, into the countryside.

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

Technique: Canon G11 PowerShot at 99mm (35mm equiv); 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro’s Full Dynamic Harsh preset, selectively restoring colour.

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OUTER SUBURBS 217 – PARKED CAR 11

 

 


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There are earlier images in this Parked Car series here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .  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.

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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