On Tuesday, as I and my friends walked over Putney Bridge, on our way to see Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo at the Half Moon, the sun was in its last throes for the day. I had to stop and take a few shots with my iPhone. Another opportunity to get some of those distorted images which sit halfway between a proper photo and a painting. I love ’em! Especially when you zoom in, things go all over the place.
(By the way, you can see my review of Emily Barker in the previous post.)
First a few shots out onto the river, the buildings and trees in silhouette, the buildings marked by little dashes of light.
From the centre of the bridge, you see the bend in the river ahead.
At the south end of the bridge, there’s a modern development, called Putney Wharf. It’s striking, if a little out of place.
This next one makes the building look like some kind of mediaeval tower.
The lights on the bridge burst to life in these distorted photos. Just like when I take my glasses off, any light throws out a dazzling array of patterns. The benefits of being short-sighted!
Look at those colours!
The traffic flows over the bridge. That is not an exploding car behind the bus!
And the lights on the other side of the bridge from where I was standing, looking in the direction of Chelsea.
I love the colours: a product of the fading sunset and the street lights and way the zoom mixes them together. All pure chance: I just zapped the shots as quickly as possible, hoping they’d turn out interesting. While my friends waited patiently!
The real and the not real. Impressionism…