Photography: Bloody weather
We British moan about the weather. This weekend was a bank holiday weekend and so it was dark, miserable and wet. So what choice did I have but to take some ‘atmospheric’ photos. This wide avenue has a fine church at the end.
Notice the way the the local council has extended the pavements out into the road. This provides random parking on the pavement and an obstacle course for blind people. Notice too the challenge for drivers as they weave around the obstacle course in the road. The fun the bus drivers have down here…
There is always a maintenance crew close by to keep the highways and byways in pristine order. Social facilities are provided for the community too.
Cycle paths are also provided, along the river and through the Black Country countryside…
All is not what it seems, in the Black Country, but if you’re taking photos on a wet weekend; you can be selective.
People ask me what it’s like to live in Wednesbury. This picture sums it up. If you need to cross the road just press a button and all the traffic stops for miles, while you saunter slowly across the road. These motorists are going to have some fun on the M6 motorway or perhaps they are on the Bank holiday pilgrimage to Ikea and Halfords?
An artistic edit makes it look different, but those trees still look weird. I think I have a dislike for grey things and prefer a little green in life. It goes quite well with blue water.
I took this last May with my Fujifilm S5600. A better camera helps, but some decent light helps more. Bloody weather…
What do you think? Do you take photos in all weather? Which picture do you like best? Please use the box below to comment or you can follow me on Twitter.