OUTER SUBURBS 194 – EARLY MORNING 43

 

 


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Other images in this Early Morning series – from both rural and urban settings, and from Kenya too – are 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 .  All will open in separate windows. You can also search on the “early morning” tag, below.

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; 6 Feb 2020.
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ARCHIVE 433 – THE WATERFRONT AT LAMU

 

 


.The waterfront at Lamu, an island off the Kenyan coast; Jul 1978.

The white battlements of the town’s small fort can be seen just left of the sail, and coconut palms line the horizon.

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Technique: OM-1 with 75mm-150mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide rated at 64 ISO.
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OUTER SUBURBS 188 – GARDEN FENCE AND STREET LIGHT

 

 


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Clicking onto the image opens a larger version in a separate window. 

Clicking onto the “early morning” tag (below) opens more images from the early hours of the day.

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 6400 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 22 Jan 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 187 – EARLY MORNING MIST, MAIN ROAD 2

 


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Walking a main road in the stillness of early morning.  No one else about; the roar and hiss of cars on the wet tarmac the only sounds.  Walking towards a favourite tree which leans elegantly out towards the road before rising on up vertically – a tree which I keep thinking may topple over on top of me one darkly inauspicious morning.  I’m surprised that the city’s mindless local authorities haven’t reduced it to sawdust long ago, but I certainly don’t want them to do that.

The streetlights lit up the mist, and I liked the way the tree’s lower branches were silhouetted against the glare.  So, completely forgetting to increase the TG-5’s ISO, I raised the camera and took two shots – handheld at 1/6th second and 74mm equivalent focal length.  The second shot is sharper but, as ever, that aspect is not of overriding importance to me – I prefer the look and composition of this; it reminds me more of the moment.

There is an earlier image if this tree here .  It 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 74mm (equiv); 1/6th second, handheld; 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 22 Jan 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 184 – EARLY MORNING 41

 

 


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Other images in this Early Morning series – from both rural and urban settings, and from Kenya too – are 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 . All will open in separate windows. You can also search on the “early morning” tag.

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

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO, spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 5 Dec 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 180 – MAIN ROAD, DAWN BREAKING

 

 


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After the long winter’s night, the sky starts to lighten above a main road as it enters Bristol’s southern suburbs.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 6400 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Adobe Standard profile; south Bristol; 27 Jan 2020.
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ARCHIVE 429 – THE VIEW SOUTH FROM RATTLEDOWN FARM

 

 


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The view south from Rattledown Farm, looking out over the Chew Valley in Somerset, with Chew Valley Lake in the background; 12 July 2013.

Another slice of the English countryside, on a beautiful morning.  I think that the line of taller trees take my eye up through the picture to the lake’s blue, which then pulls my gaze right.  And I like the wedge of vivid pale green cutting across the image, just about along the upper horizontal third.

Chew Valley Lake is an artificial reservoir, flooded in the early 1950s – Google tells me it is the 5th largest artificial lake in the UK.  It has something of a special place in my life in that it was around its shores, in 1967, that I took my first, hesitant steps to becoming a birdwatcher – “with a little help from my friends”!

I was useless at birdwatching in those days.  I was (and am) short sighted, wore glasses, and had only a small telescope bought for me by my parents many years earlier.  So, a bird would appear, I’d see it and whip off my glasses so as to be able to use my telescope – and then totally lose sight of it, casting blindly about with the scope.  For Christmas that year, my impecunious mother bought me a pair of 10×50 binoculars that could be used with my glasses on and – no pun intended – I never looked back.

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Technique: D800 with 70-300 Nikkor lens used in APS-C format to give a focal length of 450mm; 400 ISO;  final manipulation in Color Efex Pro 4.

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SOMERSET LEVELS 443 – EARLY MORNING, TEALHAM MOOR (MONO)

 

 


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Early morning on Tealham Moor: silent except for the soft shuffling of the cattle and the low sigh of the breeze.

There is a colour version of this image here .

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Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens used in DX (= APS-C) format to give 450mm; 800 ISO; jpeg created and processed in-camera from a Raw file, using the Graphite profile and in-camera cropping; further minor processing in Lightroom; Tealham Moor, on the Somerset Levels southwest of Wedmore; 9 Aug 2019.

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OUTER SUBURBS 172 – TREE IN WINTER, DAWN BREAKING

 

 


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Tree in winter, and the day beginning.

The first flash photograph I’ve taken for ages.

Click onto the image twice to open a larger version in a separate window – definitely recommended.  Oh, I can be so breathtakingly forceful at times!!! …. 😉 ….

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 6400 ISO; flash; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; Capture NX2; south Bristol; 2 Jan 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 171 – EARLY MORNING MIST, MAIN ROAD

 

 


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Walking amidst early morning’s dark uncertainties, the wild and welcome screams of gulls my only companions. 

And, alone still, reaching a road – with trees, mists, lights, and the sky slowly brightening.

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Technique: TG-5 at 38mm (equiv); 6400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 30 Dec 2019.
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