Monday, October 27, 2008

UNBALANCED BENCH ON THE LOOSE IN RAMSEY!- MONOCHROME ODDSHOTS

I swear I don't make these things up! I know you think I saw this bench chained up outside the tram station and thought that's odd, but not quite odd enough. I know I'll just go over tip it to a 45 degree angle against the conveniently placed tree, wait for the right light for the long shadows and then photograph my handiwork. Shame on you for thinking I set this Bresson scene up. Not even I think that fast on my feet. Besides that it's a busy main road. Now there is one thing being seen taking the image of an unbalanced bench chained up outside the tram station, but staging the scene, tipping over public benches, no way. The police station is just round the corner you know!

I suppose you want to see the tram station now I've mentioned that. Typical me, I snapped everything else around and only got one of the tram station building. Too busy knocking that bench over and dragging to the tree... I mean adjusting my camera setting accordingly, and finding my focal point and dispersing the fractured light... you just don't believe me do you?

In case you are wondering, this is a sober post, despite the tone. The irreverence purely due to the fact that this blog is of no importance whatsoever, and really does it get me work on the island, or just waste my free time. It seems, I'm told of no importance. Now you really think I man handled the bench don't you?

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64 comments:

leslie said...

I love this! lol Now do tell, is the bench always like this or did some rascals come along and do it just before you saw it? I could see myself sitting there comfortably (with a little cushion, mind) on a lovely summer's eve. ;)

Becky said...

I like this. It's a perfect odd shot, because it's such a typical spot, with typical items...but something is slightly amiss. Great post!

GrandAnglais said...

The bench is drunk.

D.C. Confidential said...

Some days, that's exactly how I feel!

Great photo, Babooshka.

~Just Me~ said...

Lol d.c.....I agree. Nice shot!

brad, boston said...

LB,

Come on over to Boston and educate me. Did you do displace the bench? I gotta know.

Alan said...

Nice shot. I suppose one could lay on it length wise in the V like a really hard and uncomfortable hammock? :)

Marie-Noyale said...

The people on the Isle of Man have a nice sense of humor...
Or at least you do!!!

Tash said...

Another good one! How ever do you find them. Did it look as ODD in color?

Kris said...

Is it art?

Paul said...

Babooshka I LOL at this. I don't give a heck how you got it, just do it.

david mcmahon said...

The bench is straight, everything else is on an angle.

Right?

Luke Wiley said...

Anyone who sat there would have a great view of the sky!

shutterhappyjenn said...

Odd, but great! Nice capture!

My Monochrome picture is posted here. Have a great week ahead!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

definitely an odd shot!

Gattina said...

Looks like it had too much beer, but the picture is beautiful !

Olivier said...

belle photo, c'est un banc rocking-chair ;o))

beautiful photo, it's a bench rocking-chair ;o))

Greyscale Territory said...

I simply love the quirkiness of this shot! It demands a light-hearted reflection with a dash of seriousness! Priceless!

Zsolt72 said...

this monochrome solution makes the photo even more peaceful:)

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evlahos said...

maybe the horizon is wrong:) very neat capture

Aileni said...

Ok - so you read my mind. I apologise for unworthy thoughts.
I love the way the lines of the bench match the general perspective.

Hyde DP said...

I can hear the angst in your voice there - stuff em my love - do the trams clash with the buses (in-joke - ignore)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Neat. People set on it too.

Webradio said...

And how can I sleep on this bench ???

Beautiful post, and nice text...
Island of Man is very funny...

Dragonstar said...

You've had me laughing out loud this morning!
Come on, admit it - you planted the tree and waited for it to grow before you moved and chained the bench!!
I love this shot.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

I like this. It's a perfect odd shot but I wonder what would happen if I took a seat on that bench! :)

Jim said...

Try to sit on it, go ahead, I dare ya.

Brett said...

Reminds me of something, but what i don't know, it will probably come to me at work when i should be paying attention to customers.

Bibi said...

I agree; it's a tipsy bench, no matter how you want to interpret that!

mirage2g said...

Lol. some invisble big man!!! =D

Layrayski said...

=)

Shrinky said...

Shame on you, you little vandal.. That bench is heavy (I know these things) but I guess every artist suffers for their work, huh?

Lovely humour, and a great shot.

babooshka said...

I swear never touched it. These things jsut happen when I'm around. I can't be the only one who saw it.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love it in black & white. It would be interesting to know why it is like that.

Dido said...

Thanks for all your great photos and encouraging comments. I have awarded your blog a "Blogging Friends Forever" award. Come and visit Edinburgh DP to pick it up and pass it on!

Dido

Louis la Vache said...

Sorry, Babooshka, nice try - but we've read the police report and we know the REAL story about the bench...
;-)

mannanan said...

Love it. Only in the IOM.

Carver said...

Thanks for the laugh. This was an hilarious post and a great shot. Amazing what you can stumble on when looking out photo ops.

Kelly said...

Looks normal to me, but perhaps I'm just a little off today. : )

I left two awards for you on my site. Hope you will drop by.

Snapper said...

Babooshka, I don't know about the rest of your fans but it would never occur to me that you would stage a photograph. Really!

Eki Akhwan said...

THe light and the shadows make this a wonderful photo!

Rebeckah said...

So interesting! I loved it! Great lighting and great subject.

tr3nta said...

Great composition... love the hard B&W...

Vickie said...

Beautiful picture...like art!!

marley said...

Very good! Made me laugh :)

The villager: said...

Great site.

phil beron said...

Love your site. Stumbled upon it by chance today.

We seem to share some similar passions photographically.

I'm a student of the urban landscape and learn from it each day.
Maybe we should link up together?

philberon.blogspot.com
philberon.com

keep up the great work

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FrugalNYC said...

Great photoblog! I've yet to post about my photos, maybe now is the time to start :)

rhymeswithcori said...

It's adorably ironic how you say that your blog is of no importance on the day you're named the Blog of Note.

Love the photo :)

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

I like this shot.

starnitesky said...

Great angle - I believe you!!

Daryl said...

I think the bench was just tired and needed a lay down .. wonderful shot, Babooshka

:-Daryl

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Lisa Wilson said...

Congratulations on being the blog on Blogs of Note today at blogger.com!! Wow!

Liz said...

The shadows of the legs made me look twice - no, four times - at it! Great.

catiebaie343 said...

this photo is gorgeous!

B. Roan said...

The title made me laugh! Great find. BJ

Greg said...

Great find for an interesting photo!

Greg
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ps - congrats on being a blog of note

Lew said...

Great shot! Bresson would have dragged the bench to the shore end of Queens Pier, waited for the light and taken the photo looking down the length of the pier. I like this kind of photo and was probably influence by Bresson's work I have seen in the past.

Professor said...

Quirky little find- and I like the B&W!

sneha said...

Gud click..........

lunarstarsun said...

I love this picture. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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