BRISTOL 177 – STREET SCENE 17: AT THE CORNER OF A BLOCK

 

 


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The corner of a block, flanked by security shutters.

Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 .  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 – highly recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 03 profile; Bedminster, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 246 – MODERN HOUSING 12

 

 


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There are earlier Modern Housing posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11. Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 26 Apr 2020.

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OUTER SUBURBS 245 – PARKED CAR 17, EARLY LIGHT ON DRIVING SEAT

 

 


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Early morning, the streets quiet and deserted, and a shaft of reflected sunlight illuminates the driving seat of a decidedly up market auto.

There are earlier images in this Parked Car series here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 .  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.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 01 profile; south Bristol; 25 June 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 244 – PHOTOGRAPHING IN A WORLD OF DIAGONALS (MONO)

 

 


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Walking in the lockdown, and photographing the long shadows thrown across a main road by the rising sun.  A shadow photographer – in both senses of the phrase – caught up in a world of stark diagonals.

There are three types of lines here.  Those running from lower right towards upper left are the shadows of roadside trees and utility poles.  The strong black and white lines running up from the lower middle of the frame towards the top right corner are the road’s pale kerb and gutter and, between the two, the black shadow of the kerb on the gutter.  And finally there are the road markings, a thin, dashed white line along the middle of the road at upper left, and other dashed lines, at a bus stop, towards upper right.

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 65mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Antique Plate 1 preset; south Bristol; 22 June 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 243 – EARLY MORNING, LOOKING UP

 

 


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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); 250 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 03 profile; south Bristol; 14 June 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 242 – PARKED CAR 16 (AND ME TOO)

 

 


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Early morning dew.  And The FATman to photograph it.

There are earlier images in this Parked Car series here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 .  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 25mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 15 June 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 241 – SUBURBIA, THE VIEW FROM A PETROL STATION TOWARDS A CHURCH

 

 


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Suburbanscape; humanscape; part of the cityscape I inhabit.  And some pillars of our civilisation too – fossil fuels, coffee on the go and, on the other side of the main road, organised, monotheistic religion.

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Technique: TG-5 at 91mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 21 June 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 239 – PARKED CAR 15

 

 


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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 14 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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

Technique: TG-5 at 49mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 7 June 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 238 – THE MORNING AFTER SATURDAY NIGHT

 

 


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Walking early on a Sunday morning – my favourite morning for walking in the lockdown because everyone else is enjoying a cosy lie in, and the streets are particularly deserted.  I’m often walking down the middle of empty roads, something which brings a strangeness of its own.

Just before 7am I found this tableau amongst run-down garages on a crowded housing estate.  I’ve posted about this drug before, but I can’t resist this example >>>> its even colour coordinated!  So what do we have?  Well, the remnants of a good night out in the outer suburbs.  The empty box contained little metal canisters of nitrous oxide or laughing gas, which is supposed to be used for making whipped cream in a dispenser – but the fact is this gas also gives you a high, and its now the second commonest recreational drug in the UK after cannabis.

An empty canister is up at top right, and I won’t say that the streets I walk are littered with these, but its very common to see them.  And bottom right is the balloon that the gas is squirted into – for ease of sniffing.  Altogether there were four balloons and seven canisters.

So, a Saturday night high amongst the derelict garages for some local kids.  And in these troubled times, presumably no thoughts of social distancing.

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: I passed this way again the following morning, and all of these “artefacts” had been cleared away by some dutiful citizen.

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 65mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 7 June 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 237 – PHOTOGRAPHING A SHADOW

 

 


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One shadow photographs another.  Its 0550 and shops have their their security grills firmly locked down in the lockdown; its that sort of area.  The rising sun throws the gaunt shadow of a roadside tree against the perforated and striated metal, and a fat and rather shabby old man lurches uncertainly forward and photographs it.  Worn out by the effort, he slumps down on a seat, cap in hand, and a little girl, passing by, drops small change into it.  That’s the trouble with the younger generation, always small change, never anything larger and – to add insult to injury – her “small change” is not even cash >>> just what does she think he’s going to do with milk tokens anyway???

The suspect’s identification marks?  Well there’s the peak of his grimy and misshapen old cap for a start and, because the TG-5 has no viewfinder and he can’t see through its ******* rear screen while wearing his glasses, he’s taken them off and is holding them in his left hand.

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); 320 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 08 profile; south Bristol; 6 June 2020.

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