Category Archives: Street

Bristol Street – Arnolfini

Bristol Street - Arnolfini image

Bristol Street – Arnolfini. I visited the Arnolfini museum with mu but unfortunately, it was closed for some kind of refurbishment. The steps that would normally lead us up to exhibition space were to the left.

As there were very few people, this space opened up an opportunity and the light bleeding in from the doorway was cold, Winter light. It contrasted well with the vibrant vertical strip light. I’m really pleased with the copper-coloured pillar that is echoed in the lights across the harbour.

I’m really pleased with this photograph as it captures some of the essence of Street Photography. I feel it’s also one where colour is a strength and adds to the image, developing the narrative; cool, emphasizing a Winter’s day but contrasting with the vivid colour that is an integral part of the Museum.

I shall return to the Arnolfini and capture more images in the near future, no doubt with different lighting, as the days lengthen and Spring, then Summer arrive.

Peace and photography

rp

Reflections – Bristol through puddles

Reflections – seeing Bristol through the puddles that gather in strange places.

Reflections - Reflection image
Yellow Art

 

Reflections - Another Reflection image
Clouds and Pineapple

 

Reflections - Reflection - bicycle image
Bicycle

 

Reflections - Reflection - tower image
Tower

I walk past here each day on the way to work and have to step around this puddle. By stopping and re-evaluating I get to see Bristol through a different lens. As with a lot of in photogrpahy, it comes down to light. The Winter light seems to work really well here.

I’ve taken photos in Bristol before, like these, last year in September. A City provides a wealth of opportunities when you can’t get away, into the countryside.

 

Reflections – detail

Photographs taken in January/February 2018 with Google Pixel 2.

 

Peace and photography

rp

Yellow Lines – Two Filter Treatments

No Filter

Yellow Lines - original image

I took this photograph above, the other day. It weather was a dull. It was a snatched photograph. It was one of those photographs you have to do something with. Therein lies the dilemma.

I normally use Lightroom to ‘develop’ my photographs and rarely resort to filters but in this case I did.

Direct Positive

Yellow Lines image

The Direct Positive filter gave the image a bit of punch without over-saturating the image – it says Yellow Lines!

Bleach Bypass

Yellow Lines image

The Bleach Bypass filter says more about the day and less about the yellow lines.

I like both images for different reasons. What it comes down to is mood. Not just the mood of what I’m trying to say but how I’m feeling when I’m trying to say it. I feel filters should be a starting point but these cases I went with ‘as is’. However, I’ve been told there’s no substitute for getting right at the point of shooting 😉

1 August 2017

This is murpworks!

This is murpworks - Walk Header 10 B+W 1024 image

23 July 2017

This is murpworks! mu + rp = works.

murpworks is the creative home of artist mu and writer rp. Together, we make up murpworks (as we go along). mu draws, paints, animates & builds, rp photographs, writes & tries to co-ordinate. There are a whole load of influences – many and varied.

The picture says everything we want it to.

There’s animation in the form of a Walk Cycle, there’s anonymity but also a knowingness, it’s nowhere and everywhere, it’s cluttered but there are clear forms, it’s black and white but appears colourful…

The black and white picture was taken in Warminster, South West UK. It’s location was more quixotic, rather than exotic.