Tag Archives: Bristol

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

Platformed

Platformed

From the journey into work , to the station. The train now standing…

Platform I3 B+W image
Platform 13

Behind Platform 13 is about to be transformed after years of neglect. There’s something fitting about this image to me – everything stripped away…

Platform 11 B+W image
Platform 11

The industrial grime of the railway line is brought out, while everyone walks away…

Platform 9 B+W image
Platform 9

I see the Sans Serif boldness stands out against encroaching grime and flaking paint…

 

Peace and photography

rp

Architectural Feel

I took these photographs on the way to and from work. Each have architecture as the subject but each very different. They show the diversity of styles that a City can house.

Pillar - University of Law image
Pillar of Law

 

Archway image
‘Scandinavian’ Archway

 

Almost Bauhaus - colour image
Almost Bauhaus

 

Shadowed Concrete and Glass image
Shadow on Concrete and Glass

Although each image is very unique and different, they form a cohesive whole that is Bristol.

 

Peace and photography

rp