#Photography101: Street & #NaBloPoMo Day 4

Street

Royal Crescent Bath

Royal Crescent Bath Summer 2014

Royal Crescent Bath Summer 2014

A little history about the crescent.

The Crescent was built during the 18th Century and with the architectural history of Bath was speculative, entrepreneurial and a commercial venture.

It was designed by John Wood who wished to continue his fathers grand designs similar in vein to fashionable Palladian style and Masonic symbolism.

These buildings were ultimately to cater for the newly emerging middle class being a new social group of people who though lacking the highest status or title used their affluence to have no need to work with their hands and to embrace the lifestyle of their social superiors.

Though they most likely could not afford fine country mansions they could however afford fairly large town houses.  These were cleverly presented by the Woods as palaces or grand terraces.

This architectural design provides a magnificent sweep of buildings like giant columns and it creates an impression hard to forget.

Building began in 1767 and finished in 1775.  No two houses are the same which includes stairs, walls, roofs etc.

There is a Museum at No 1 and the Royal Crescent Hotel.

Some houses were seasonally let out to socially acceptable people only by the floor or house.  Sometimes visitors would arrive with the entire contents of their house just to stay for this period of time.

Today eight houses are occupied by one family.  One house is owned by the Council.  The remainder are divided in to flat in varying sizes.

I do not live in Bath however.

I visited here this Summer and this is a panoramic photo that I took with my finepix Fuji which apparently so I found out today is not a DSLR or SLR it is a Bridge Camera, which is something of a hybrid between a camera with a separate lens and a digital compact camera.  I think it is the poor man’s DSLR.

What about the streets where I live?

I think the Daily Post had a street challenge before and I really struggled with this.

Why is this?

Basically I do not have amazing buildings to photograph of any interest on the main street, the side streets, aka residential streets have pretty enough houses, but every street is festooned with either and or, cars, vans, bollards, outside toilets, scaffolding, skips etc etc or road works.

It got me thinking as well.

What do I look at when I go out?

What do you focus on when you go out for a walk?

This challenge has highlighted that basically apart from when I need to cross the street, that is not where my eyes are drawn.

I did in my attempts to take a local street picture snap away with my iPhone 6 and though I don’t feel it fits the ‘street’ criteria for the above challenge I have enclosed a pictorial journey of my walk to my youngests school today and back and what ‘I’ see as my own personal ‘street view’.

This I would like to share with you…

Picture 1

My son always climbs on this letterbox every time I take him to school.  Usually I pre-tell him not to get on it, as I always worry he will slip or something, over cautious me.

However today I said to him, run ahead and go and get on that letterbox!

He did give me a small double take wondering if I had gone mad.

My youngest on the letterbox

My youngest on the letterbox

Picture 2

The little monster, sorry cherub was dropped off at school and as I turned tail to return the sunshine was peeking through the railings towards the school fields, a snap not to be missed me thinks!

School Grounds

School Grounds

Picture 3

I couldn’t help the urge but to swing by one of the local Commons en-route home.  The sun was still yawning and waking up, poking through two arched trees that seemed to make a nice frame for the lonely bench below.

No doubt it would get occupied very soon by some dog walker.

The Common early morning

The Common early morning

I wanted to include a lovely comment that might get missed below by siriusbizinus

Public benches have always been a fascination for me. Lives have grown together and apart on them, the homeless might have needed them to rest, and countless other thoughts and musings have transpired on them. So quiet and simple, and yet they have borne witness to many different lives over the years.

Picture 4

Now I am a sucked for nature.  Upon a street view, my eyes are always drawn to the plants and flowers.  My favorite time is after they have had a dewy bath, so today was wonderful.  Here is a small selection of the ones that tickled me pink. (please click each one individually to get the full benefit)

Picture 5

I love this one, not exactly sure why, maybe it is the two lonesome dog walkers walking towards each other almost directed by the sunlight that is struggling to be seen?

Dog walkers

Dog walkers

Picture 6 & 7

These two are on the last leg home.  I cut through from the 2nd Common down the alleyway.

I have no idea why I like the graffiti photos.  I would chastise anyone if I saw them doing it, but from my own perspective taking a photo of it here it provides me with some visual pleasure be it that the graffiti is not even particularly artistic.

What do you think?

Graffitti

Graffitti

Graffitti

Graffitti

Which is your favourite picture?

&

What do you look at on your regular walk?

Photography101

Photography101

Photography101: Street

#Photography101

Today, let’s focus on a street. It can be a quiet road in a small town, an alley near your apartment, or a busy street where pedestrians weave between cars and motorbikes

NaBloPoMo_November

NaBloPoMo_November

NaBloPoMo Day 4

#NaBloPoMo

Nano Poblano 2014

Nano Poblano 2014

Thank you as always for reading and viewing.  Justine xx

© Justine Nagaur Eclecticoddsnsods.com

  43 comments for “#Photography101: Street & #NaBloPoMo Day 4

  1. November 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Picture 3 is my favorite. Public benches have always been a fascination for me. Lives have grown together and apart on them, the homeless might have needed them to rest, and countless other thoughts and musings have transpired on them. So quiet and simple, and yet they have borne witness to many different lives over the years. It’s like the first picture at the top of the post.

    All those walls have heard the laughter and sorrows of people for three and a half centuries. I absolutely love this post!

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    • November 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      wow thank you and I love your words that you said about the bench, very tempted to edit my post and put this in hehe…really lovely words, very humbled xx

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    • November 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      I couldn’t resist I have included it 🙂 hope youd ont mind

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  2. November 4, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Fantastic post, great read, interesting and very good images, look forward to seeing some more.

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    • November 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      thank you so much for swinging by, its lovely to get perspectives from others x

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  3. AC Elliott
    November 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Beautiful pictures! My favorite of them has to be picture #3. I always like the more serene settings and that was captured perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

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    • November 4, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      a pleasure and someone else loved pic 3 and wrote something about which I have just included in an edit you might like to see it 🙂 Thank you so much for commenting, really appreciate the time and perspective from others xx

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  4. November 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Picture 3 is my favorite. I like the lighting in all your pictures.

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    • November 4, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Thankyou, it seems pic 3 is coming out tops as a favorite 😉 Its great to get external feedback, thank you for poppingby, hope to chat again x

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  5. November 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    It’s got to be picture three for me too-it’s gorgeous!

    Glad I wasn’t the only one to delve into my archives 😉 xx

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    • November 4, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      hah yes you weren’t in fact you gave me the idea 🙂 Pic 3 seems to be coming up top trumps, now I want to go and sit on that bench 🙂

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  6. November 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    I’m always glad for your pictures. They really make me wish my camera phone’s lens wasn’t scratched.

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    • November 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      oh crickey, really re your lens? That is a real bummer but wow what a compliment that was very humbling and lovely martha thank you…hugs xx Presumably its not a take off lens?

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      • November 4, 2014 at 4:21 PM

        Unfortunately it’s not a take off lens (darn it), but in a few months or so I’ll be able to switch to a new phone anyway. It just makes me irritated when I see something that I want to snap a picture of and then blog about.

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        • November 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM

          yes true i can imagine that, my phone just got upgraded and thats what i took the main bulk of photos with except the pano one from the summer x

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  7. November 4, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Ah this is such an amazing post, Justine! I love clicking just mysmart phone everywhere on my way to work or anywhere…so I can imagine with your camera…such great shots. I have a weakness for park benches and alleys…so many tales told there…so many stories from young and old…the mystery is there. But the shot of the boy is stupendous! and I love that phrase, “yawning sun”…now who is getting amazing words that stun me now:)?? As a favourite…um it is a tie between the park bench and the little boy.

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  8. November 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    What an enjoyable gallery of photos with a wonderful story line.

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    • November 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      thank you so much its great to see people enjoying the variety i am a sucker for taking pics of plants i must say hehe x

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  9. NotAPunkRocker
    November 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Wow, great pictures! 🙂

    I also find graffiti, random and actual “art style” fascinating.

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    • November 4, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      yay a kindred spirit in this. Now I ahve been meaning to ask you something with the nablopomo which you are doing as well as the peppery thingy right? If you are, where are we meant to be backlinking too? I have been backlinking generally to the blogher web site but not sure if this is what i am meant to be doing? Wondered how you were playing it x

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      • NotAPunkRocker
        November 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

        I am cross-posting on blogher (copy/paste over there whatever I post today) but Mark’s site has the “main” post so as if you wanted to link to the challenge itself then BlogHer, but if you want to link to the WP peeps…er, pepps…then it would be Mark’s post.

        I think as long as you are using the tags Nano Poblano and Team Pepper, you will still be connected with everyone 🙂

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        • November 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM

          Oh ooops i forgot tje tags and i havnt posted on to marks i thought thst wss just for the story yikes lol

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  10. November 4, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    I just love this post. I can relate so strongly to the way my surroundings are pretty, but then also marred by eyesores. Like, the stone house across from me is so lovely, why do they leave their bins in front?!? And must there be wiring/lines everywhere? And a hawthorn tree fell down, roots up! two weeks ago, isn’t anyone going to have it removed? At worst, I am behind on weeding — no eyesores here. Even still, everything (especially around here) is so much more beautiful to the naked eye.
    I focus on the trees and leaves in my own neighborhood.
    I prefer the lone dog walkers, as it’s more natural, less human interference.
    What a great post!

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    • November 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      awe thank you for your lovely comment and its a shame you dont live near me we could go for a wal together and enjoy nature. I am just having my front door painted a mute purple, i am so excited to finally have it looking nice outside it is to me important if one has the means and ways ot try and make ones surroundings look nice, well we have nature to compete with don’t we and that looks pretty darn good lol xx

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  11. November 5, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Fabulous photos! I really enjoyed the one with the orange graffiti. With that particular color, it almost looks like it’s supposed to be there, just a bit jarring.

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    • November 5, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      yes its odd with graffitti always a conflict of interest for me, liking but disapproving lol x

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  12. November 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Rushing through my favorite blogs saying hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 😉

    My favorite is the one with the bench and i have very similar one in my collection of photos on the computer. 🙂

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    • November 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      hey helllooo hehe….oh maybe I can see your bench one sometime too then, chat again soon xxx

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      • November 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

        I bet you 50$ you did not recognize me bc of my new avatar 😛

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        • November 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

          you know i am not a betting girl but you are right i was thinking who isssss that…..Love the avatar, did you do it?

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          • November 5, 2014 at 4:49 PM

            Haha, I knew it! 😉 Yeah I can look at computer more and more and since I had nothing to do than think and plan my future diy’s and stuff I will do, now that I can (somewhat) I am excited to make them happen. I have few programs and i wanted to remove the background and…well, got playful hehe

            I was also experimenting with food but oh i wish someone else write the post for Fiesta Friday for me but don’t tell anyone 😉

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            • November 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

              i am sure you can find another challenge instead of the food if it isnt for you? Why not do a photography challenge, you could start the Photography101?

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              • November 6, 2014 at 4:20 PM

                Meh it’s not that I don’t like it, I love it! But writing and making a recipe, explaining in English…omg, so much work!

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                • November 6, 2014 at 5:34 PM

                  oh crickey yes i forget the translation part your doing better than me i sooooo couldn’t cope xx

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                  • November 6, 2014 at 5:45 PM

                    That’s a compliment, it means my English is so good people forget it’s my second language! 😀

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  13. November 10, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Hello – love the composition in the dog-walker one; also love the composition of the bench one. The flare of light on the school grounds is beautiful too – it’s awesome to see so many perspectives on this theme! Greetings from Australia haha 🙂

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    • November 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM

      i love flares of light. Hello to Australia, never been, haveyou been to the uK? x

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      • November 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

        Not yet – and I emphasise YET – definitely plan to visit in the future; I’m a teacher-in-training at the moment so don’t have time to travel – with a bit of planning, I’ll be off on adventures in the next few years though! 🙂 Australia is lovely and I certainly recommend Sydney – however, I may be biased haha

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        • November 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

          hah you may be as I am for London, well I hope you get to come and visit sometime and good luck with the training x

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