OUTER SUBURBS 136 – PLANT GROWING AMONGST GARAGES

 

 


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In hardly the most visually pleasing of surroundings, a low angle beam of autumn sunlight still manages to conjure a moment of magic as it sneaks in between the scarred walls of old garages and illuminates the single natural and visually appealing thing there.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 400 ISO; spotmetering;  Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 17 Sept 2019.
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BRISTOL 154 – KING WILLIAM AVENUE

 

 


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The wonderful exterior colour of the King William Ale House, a favourite watering hole of mine in Bristol city centre.  An old pub, with good beer and comfortable seating – just the place for quiet  afternoons of decadent imbibing and good conversation by those of us in the retired classes.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; rotation; Capture NX2; King William Avenue, Bristol city centre; 1 Oct 2019.
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OUTER SUBURBS 130 – EDGE OF A MAIN ROAD

 

 


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Life in a gutter at the side of a busy main road.   Life on the edge???   Perhaps, but possibly safer than it might be at the moment in the Amazonian rain forests …

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Natural profile; south Bristol; 22 Aug 2019.
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SOMERSET LEVELS 402 – THORNS, WEBS, MORNING DEW

 

 


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Bramble, festooned with wet cobwebs in the early morning dew.  It was 0635, and I’d just arrived in Swanshard Lane after a fast drive down largely empty main roads from Bristol.  There is a little, rough layby in this winding, single track lane, where I often pull over, to walk about and take in the place >>> and to try to keep on keeping on by swigging hot sweet coffee!!!

The hedge on the other side of the lane had various plants standing up against a distant backdrop and, used close in, the long end of the telezoom defocused that backdrop completely.

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Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 3200 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait v2 profile; Swanshard Lane, on the Somerset Levels southwest of Wells; 23 Aug 2019.
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OUTER SUBURBS 126 – OUT WALKING, AND LOOKING DOWN

 

 


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Out walking: early morning sunlight on flowers beside the path.

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Technique: TG-5 at 49mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 29 July 2019.
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OUTER SUBURBS 125 – FRONT GARDENS

 

 


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Botanical Rebellion in the Age Of The Car >>> let’s hear it for the bush!!!

(Postscript: a few days after I shot this, the bush was pruned / aka hacked, but I’m not going to tell you that …)

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 29 July 2019.
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ARCHIVE 419 – WARBLER AMONGST ACACIA THORNS

 

 


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Small warbler – perhaps a Cisticola – amongst fearsome Acacia thorns, any one of which could so easily transfix it; probably in Nairobi National Park, in the late 1970s.

The Cisticolas are a group of small warblers that that all look very similar to each other; they are the archetypal “small brown birds”.

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Technique: OM-1 with a Vivitar 400mm telephoto; Agfa CT18 colour slide rated at 64 ISO; Lightroom.  This would have been taken from the window of my car, from one of the tracks in the National Park.

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SOMERSET LEVELS 382 – WATERWAY (MONO)

 

 

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The lush growth of summer borders a water-filled ditch – known locally as a rhyne, and covered in waterweed – that fulfils the purpose of a liquid fence between a field of pasture out of view on the left, and a very uneven, single track lane known as Westhay Moor Drove that is out of view behind the great bank of vegetation on the right.

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Technique: X-T2 with 10-24 Fujinon lens at 36mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Velvia/Vivid profile; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Film Noir 3 preset and adding a split tone; beside Westhay Moor Drove, on the Somerset Levels northwest of Glastonbury; 12 July 2019.
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SOMERSET LEVELS 372 – EDGE OF A WATERWAY

 

 


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Lush summer growth, beside water, on Tealham Moor.

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Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 135mm; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Standard v2 profile; rotated; rhyne beside Jack’s Drove on Tealham Moor, on the Somerset Levels; 5 July 2019.

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SOMERSET LEVELS 338 – OLD BUILDING

 

 


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The rich hues of weathered corrugated iron.  And a feeling that this old structure is either sliding gently forwards to meet us, or subsiding down – again with gentle dignity – back into the all-enveloping, organic fecundity of the world into which it was born.

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Technique: X-T2 with 10-24 Fujinon lens at 15mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Huntspill Moor, just east of East Huntspill, on the Somerset Levels; 3 May 2019.
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