Bus, wet day, Feb…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: red white and blue (UK), red white and blue (Cuba), red white and blue (Samoa), red white and blue (USA), red white and blue (Australia), red white and blue (Netherlands), red white and blue (Russia), red white and blue (Czech Republic), red white and blue (Laos) and red white and blue (North Korea).

DSCN3806Here’s a picture I took back in February.
It wasn’t a very nice day, was it dear reader? It’s probably not a very nice photograph either. I don’t know. Is it a nice photograph?…
It’s pretty ordinary really, just a wet day in Dulltown, external gloom, rain on the bus windows, some rich blue and orange, and, oh look, a bald chap. What do you think of my placing bald chap in the far top right corner? It’s a device. Yes, a device. It’s so that you don’t notice him at first, but once you do spot his glowing honey-coloured dome it adds a little warmth and some humanity to this pretty miserable scene…
Is all this waffle helping? Probably not – but shall I continue?
Yes, you see, all the moist blurred cold miserable stuff is happening in the left-hand side of the frame, and all the cosy dry bright stuff, not forgetting nice Mr Baldy, is on the right. Does the fact that he is present, but almost out of the picture, conjure up the idea that this photograph is really centred around him? You can’t help but think that, can you? Is it all about his thoughts and feelings as he sits there up in his corner staring out of the front window at the bucketing downpour?
Does all this blather make the picture slightly more interesting for you?… Possibly not…


About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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