Ross Bay Chair
Today was one of those quite windy fall days, but not yet cold. I went to Ross Bay intending to try out my freshly bought remote cable release and timer for some long exposures, but my neutral density filter was not dense enough to get me past 30 seconds, the camera’s limit, and besides I need to put in some effort with the timer manual. In any case, I did take some long exposures and will get to those in the next few days.
This is what I was presented with when parking the car next to my the Ross Bay storm drain (yes, back to that subject, you just have to know you can’t avoid it around here). I did not try out the chair, it looked a bit damp, and who knows what might be living in it, just waiting for a warm body to transfer find refuge on. The angle to the cushion suggests to me someone was feeling around in the crack for lost change or other goodies like TV remotes – I hope they did not find a discarded hypodermic.
The chair makes a nice diptych with the stuffed trio I photographed just 20 m or so down the beach this spring. What is it with people leaving these things sitting around? I could fill this blog with shots of couches and chairs left beside the road for someone to have free, which usually means the city has to pick them up and pay the dumping fees. Doing a sustained series on these things might not be a bad idea, but I see them mostly when I am going somewhere in a rush, or from the bus on the way to work.
Canon EOS 5Dii, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, ISO100, f7.1, three brackets at 1/640th, 1/130th, 1/80th, processed in Photomatix and then in Lightroom.