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Dabhand16

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Pulteney Bridge Bath

There I was framing my shot when out of the blue this woman plonked herself right in front of me and proceeded to take a picture! I'd been waiting for the bus (which is red so quite a draw to the eye in colour) to pull away, but she blocked a lot of it so I took the shot.
The mono conversion reduced the distraction of the red bus and I went for a gritty and probably an over the top look that I quite like.
Pultenay Bridge crosses the river Avon and was completed in 1774. It is rare having shops on both sides across the full span of the bridge with only 3 others in the world with this feature. Now it is a grade 1 listed building.

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NIKON D70s

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f/9.0
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  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 10/3200
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 14th September 2006
  • Uploaded: 19th November 2019
  • Category: Urban-photography
  • Views: 105
  • Likes: 58



  • Dave Thomsons' Pics
    • Seller
    1 month ago
    Wow, you have just shown me how to use the photos I last took in Bath, thank you
    • Dabhand16
      1 month ago
      Excellent! So pleased that you have had an idea from looking at it.
  • adriansart
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 months ago
    This is a classic b/w of Bath I like that person included as well!
    • Dabhand16
      2 months ago
      Thank you Adrian. Although she was an unintended addition, I have to say that I agree with you. :)
  • Marius Radu
    2 months ago
    Nice perspective :-)
  • garysibio
    2 months ago
    Very nice
  • Daisy's Dad
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 months ago
    It somehow works for me!
    • Dabhand16
      2 months ago
      Thanks Daisy's Dad! Yes - it works for me too in spite of the OTT processing.
  • Ken McDougal
    • Seller
    • Pro
    3 months ago
    It Amazes me how some people are so into their own world that they don't even think or realize they are inconveniencing someone else. I've had the same thing happen to me on a beach. Person walked and stood right in front of me and my entire camera rig and tripod setup. When they heard my shutter click, they turned back and told me "I didn't give you permission to take my picture" and my response was "if you don't want to be in my photo, then don't stand in front of my camera." (lol) Great black and white. Shared.
    • Dabhand16
      2 months ago
      We've all suffered this - but I have to say that many (most?) people if they see you taking a shot will wait or walk round you. Thanks for your comment and share.
  • gerrymechan
    3 months ago
    yup Dabhand, story of my life!
  • gerrymechan
    3 months ago
    That`s what I meant Dabhand 16..... instead of waiting for it to go ....
  • gerrymechan
    3 months ago
    Still a great monochrome image, despite the photo bombing and photo stealing! I`d have been tempted to take the red bus in all it`s garish glory and colour pop the black and white image with it!
    • Dabhand16
      3 months ago
      Thanks Gerry :) I think that a colour pop would have worked without her in the shot but for me, not as it is.
  • Vida Vicky Ficko
    3 months ago
    great
  • bevlew
    3 months ago
    Great shot. It's amazing what some people think is acceptable behaviour.
  • Joe Lightheart
    3 months ago
    I like this and your description! She probably saw you setting up and thought oh I want that photo too! I believe she did you a favour after rudely squatting in your frame. Sometimes people act like they are the only person on the planet, or more accurately they're simply unconscious.
    • Dabhand16
      3 months ago
      Thanks Joe. I agree with you.
  • Garry Brown
    3 months ago
    Nice editing . It's a pity she wasn't a little further away, would certainly have added to the image
    • Dabhand16
      3 months ago
      Thanks Garry. She is not ideally placed but as Peter said, she does help the image.
  • Dabhand16
    3 months ago
    You are right Peter. At the time I was grateful that she obscured a lot of the bus, but I could not imagine it without her now.
  • Peter Millar
    • Seller
    • Pro
    3 months ago
    perhaps she helps the photo?
  • David Foreman
    3 months ago
    Your image reminds me of when I lived near Bath, I have taken several images from that view point. I've not had someone sit in front like that though.
    • Dabhand16
      3 months ago
      Thing is she could not have not seen me. Only thing I can think of is that I was waiting for the bus to go and she was fed up waiting. If she was waiting, that is.