My parents have a bench like the first one. It belonged to my grandparents and is very old.
I like both benches. The first one makes me think of the benches by the beach, the second reminds me of old train stations. Nice in black and white.Sunny :)
Love all the bright colors in your first picture!!
I'm into a black & white period, so I'll go for the second one. Besides, I have never seen something quite like that. "Pairs only" :-)
Love them both. Can't find a place to sleep on the second one I'm afraid LOL. Beautiful pictures. I hope your back is doing better :)
I think people that sit in that colourful bench can be more happy and easygoing! :)But both pictures are awesome!Have a nice weekend !God bless youLéia
I hope someone gets round to painting the first bench in primary colours too.The second bench . . . love it as a photo . . . like it as a work of art . . . but rather antisocial to sit on, all the little sections.Lucy
Those were so beautiful and different. Love the composition and colours in the first one. And the lines in the second. Excellent post, James!
The first one seems to come from an old train! and the second is very unusual , with all those iron arms..I can't choose!
Love the colour in the top shot. The second one is interesting in the way everyone has their own space, no sitting too close, a little Victorian.
These are great images James. Those benches are fascinating. Love those contrasting colors in the first one and always love black and white photos.
I like the first photo with its colors. The second photo is awesome as well.
The color one can interlace with the color of the wall and is very pretty.The monochrome one feels the history. I seem to be able to imagine that somebody sits there. There is each splendor.
How interesting, I have been taking photos of benches, but I can't remember if I posted any. Do you post every week?Cheers,Annp/s Now, I will look out for more benches. I like the colourful red and yellow under the flower pots. The plants, are they lettuce?
Love the first one for the bright colors but I find the second one more beautiful. Though I don't think I've seen a bench with individual armrests before. Very unique.
Great idea, James, and I can see you really thought about the composition. I just wonder if the shots could be improved if taken at a different height. Did you try?I can see you looked for balance in the top shot, being careful about the flowerpots and the frame edge. Same in the bottom shot; the table tops miss the frame edge and you've got the whole of the bench in frame.A final thing I noticed - if you crop the top image into a panoramic-type proportion, cropping from just under the notice in the window and to just below the bench's feet, you get a really powerful image! Well, to me it is....Just thought meanderings as I looked at them. Hope you don't mind the "critique".
There's a reflection on that glass too, perfect for your weekend reflections meme. Those are inviting benches James. I did play too.