Condensation and strangeness on the bus…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: tactile, agitato, operose, toponymal, fidgetty, and pennatulaceous.

Here is a photograph of mine from about a month ago.
It’s one of those everyday things you see (well you do if you keep your eyes open, and you are constantly ready to spot an unusual image or two) and you wonder for a moment if it could be somehow composed and framed to make a reasonably interesting picture, and then you think, Oh, come on, digital photos don’t cost anything, it’s not like you are wasting expensive film in a traditional camera, I’ll just get my little camera out and… Click!…
I suppose you could call it a ‘mystery composition’, perhaps even edging towards being ‘abstract’ – but only for a fraction of a second, you soon spot that it was taken on the upstairs of a double-decker bus – see the nicely steamed up windows, and the curved mirror reflecting the blue seats and the orange handrails below.
I deliberately skewed the composition a bit, giving plenty of space to the moisture on the windows – as it was so pale I had to do the meter reading on those areas so that the surface detail wasn’t lost due to overexposure.
I think this is just about alright as a picture, it’s not a great one, but it is fairly eye-catching, isn’t it? I wonder if it would have been better if there had been someone sitting on that seat? Yes, probably, pictures are usually more acceptable with a human form in them, even if they don’t play a major role.
Anyway, here it is dear reader… it was worth a click, wasn’t it?…

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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8 Responses to Condensation and strangeness on the bus…

  1. Oh I like this – its very abstract!

  2. Dana Doran says:

    The most striking part, for me, is the fact that the main part of the composition is colorless…only those objects reflected in the mirror have color. And, of course, it’s only my opinion, but, the seats being empty are important to the composition.

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Thank you Dana.
      The seats: Yes, but imagine what a great picture it would have been if there had been a cute Jack Russell dog looking up at us with a puzzled expression on its little face…

  3. twallisstone says:

    This is definitely eye-catching! The contrast is great.

  4. David Manley says:

    Yep – what we sophisticated art types call a ‘cracker’

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