Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bench vs Bench


This week I present two very different benches.

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17 comments:

  1. My parents have a bench like the first one. It belonged to my grandparents and is very old.

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  2. 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 :)

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  3. Love all the bright colors in your first picture!!

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  4. 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" :-)

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  5. 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 :)

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  6. 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 you
    Léia

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  7. 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

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  8. Those were so beautiful and different. Love the composition and colours in the first one. And the lines in the second. Excellent post, James!

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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.

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  11. These are great images James. Those benches are fascinating. Love those contrasting colors in the first one and always love black and white photos.

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  12. I like the first photo with its colors. The second photo is awesome as well.

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  13. 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.

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  14. How interesting, I have been taking photos of benches, but I can't remember if I posted any. Do you post every week?

    Cheers,

    Ann

    p/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?

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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".

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  17. There's a reflection on that glass too, perfect for your weekend reflections meme. Those are inviting benches James. I did play too.

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