ARCHIVE 287 – IN THE HARBOUR AT ABERAERON (MONO)

 

 


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Black-headed Gull and mooring buoys in the harbour at Aberaeron, Ceredigion, west Wales; 24 Sept 2014.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that enlarged image to enlarge it further.

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Film Noir 3 preset.
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WALES 16 – ABERAERON 10 (MONO)

 

 

Aberaeron 10
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Ornamental pavement, Aberaeron, Ceredigion; 24 Sept 2014.

An abstract image.  There is no horizon or other source of context, and no clue as to scale.  If I’d not told you what it portrays, you might have been hard pressed to guess – these could almost be the impenetrable scales of some harsh and armoured reptilian.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Yellowed 2 preset and adding a selenium tone; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
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STILL LIFE 22 – METAL TABLE AND TWO CHAIRS (MONO)

 

 

Metal table and two chairs
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Two chairs (back to back) and a metal table in a café in Aberaeron, west Wales; 24 Sept 2014.

Not sure I’ve posted anything like this for sometime.  A Minimalist image perhaps, although there is actually quite a lot of detail there. 

And its abstract – there is no horizon, and the subject matter might not be immediately obvious – its a collection of shapes and textures.  I had considered rotating it, but then thought it should be left as is.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Dramatic preset.
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WALES 15 – NEW QUAY 2 (MONO)

 

 

New Quay 2
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The view across the bay to New Quay, from Aberaeron, in Ceredigion, west Wales; 24 Sept 2014.

The pale terraces of houses, climbing up the steep hillsides, reflect the morning sun.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Grad ND EV-2 preset.
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WALES 14 – ABERAERON 9

 

 

Aberaeron 9
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Textures, colours, reflections, mooring buoys and a Black-headed Gull, in the harbour; 24 Sept 2014.

Amongst all this gaudiness and structure –  and if we turn a blind eye to its bright red bill – the gull is the only soft and calmly coloured thing on the menu.

There is another, very different image of mooring buoys and a gull in this harbour, here.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.
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WALES 13 – ABERAERON 8

 

 

Aberaeron 8
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Street beside the harbour, Aberaeron, west Wales; 24 Sept 2014.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO.
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BIRDS 68 – HERRING GULL (MONO)

 

 

Herring Gull
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Adult Herring Gull in its streaked winter plumage, beside the harbour at New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales; 23 Sept 2014.

My ongoing love affair with these rough characters – they’re both wonderful and beautiful!

D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Structure Harsh preset.
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WALES 12 – ABERAERON 7

 

 

Aberaeron 7
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Window, along a side street; 24 Sept 2014.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 165mm; 800 ISO; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
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WALES 11 – ABERAERON 6

 

 

Aberaeron 6
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Building work, behind the harbour; 24 Sept 2014.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; flipped and rotated.
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PEOPLE 187 – WOMAN READING PAMPHLETS (MONO)

 

 

Woman reading
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Woman reading pamphlets beside the harbour in Aberaeron, Ceredigion, west Wales; 24 Sept 2014.

She was sitting out of the gusting wind, beside a tourist poster, on a bench inside a little shelter beside the harbour.  The blazing sunshine threw down stark shadows from the shelter’s structure.  I focused on her nose, trusted to matrix metering and took several quick shots.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Contrast Harsh preset.
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