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Lonely Roads

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 6 October 2007 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

They say that one picture is worth a thousand words. I thought instead that I would try a traditional seventeen syllable Haiku poem which is rather shorter in order to give my thoughts on the photo. (my first try at this!)

"lonely autumn roads
forlorn street lights leaning low:
winter drawing near"


The city cities were bustling with people in the streets above whilst below lay this oasis of deserted autumn streets under the railway, unchanged by time.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/56 second F/2.9 ISO 100 9 mm

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Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India

I like the gradation of white to black from bottom to top.

6 Oct 2007 9:08am

@Shuva Brata Deb: Thanks very much - thats very kind of you!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Excellent shot. You have a great eye for tones during processing.
And I like the Haiku.

6 Oct 2007 6:36pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael - thats very kind of you!

Putter from Belgium

I really like the compositions and tones of your last images. Amazing what you can do with the little Fuji!

6 Oct 2007 7:12pm

@Putter: Thanks putter - i love the care that you exhibit in those great street photos of yours very much too!

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

good B&W contrasted and well balanced

6 Oct 2007 9:04pm

@Pouhou: Thanks Pouhou! - good composition is one of the things that i value most in a photo (along with emotion and interesting light if I can get it)

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Lovely black and white again! The tonal ranges are excellent! Do you do much processing on these images apart from converting to gray scale? Hard to believe there are bustling streets above! Love the poem too! :-)

7 Oct 2007 8:45pm

@Anne: Thanks Anne - recently I've been using the in-camera b&w mode in my camera rather than trying to convert in photoshop so there is not much PP apart from adding contrast with Elements5 and adding the sepia tone using the colour temperature slider in the free Picasa2 software.

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Really like the placement of the lamp in this image. Wonderful b/w processing.

7 Oct 2007 9:43pm

@amy: Thanks Amy - thats very kind of you!

Steve from United States

Really lovely shot...the composition is exceptional.

7 Oct 2007 11:23pm

@Steve: Thnks very much Steve!

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful! I'm quite taken with the lines and tones in this image. Bang-on!

9 Oct 2007 4:30am

@Damon Schreiber: It's the most striking place Damon, but very difficult to photograph with my compact camera which has a 35mm max wide angle - its the first time I've had a yearning for a good DSLR with a much wider angle lens on it! :-)

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/56 second
F/2.9
ISO 100
9 mm