Photo #24: Lamppost and Bike

Yesterday, we explored the fine art of using details to help tell the story of your trip or other feature. Today, we look at the relationship between a lamppost and a bike inside the grounds of the Orthodox Church.

Canon 5D/2, 85mm, 1/1250 @F3.2, ISO 100

During our time in Pskov, Russia, we took a Sunday afternoon to walk around town. As part of our walk, we entered the Orthodox CHurch grounds which brought some rich history to our eyes. While walking around the grounds, I took pictures of a cross, some candles inside the church, and the brick itself that formed the fortress-like wall encompassing the grounds.

Walking along the path brings you in and out of the grounds.  I happened upon this bike that was laid gently against this lamppost. I was initially drawn to the lamppost. I like the old gas lamp looking lampposts as it conveys a since of old architecture and history. The bike reminds me of bikes that would be ridden in the 1930's and 1940's.

I loved the background of the aged and weathered brick that formed the fortress wall. The thatched roof and beams (which are barely visible) add the context for the historical moment. The footpath at the bike's edge adds another layer of storytelling to this photograph conveying a sense of purpose and direction for which the bike had traveled, and eventually where it would be going.

Once again, this was photographed in color and then converted to an aged sepia tone with a hint of blue to give it a strong sense of history. Additionally, I strengthened the clarity of the photograph to draw out the detail in both the foreground elements (lamppost & bike) as well as the brick in the background.

I hope you have enjoyed today's photograph. Tomorrow, we will close the series with an image entitled “Missing You” – you will not want to miss the final photograph in this series.

What have you like about this series and what would you have liked to see more of? You can leave a comment here.

[This post is part of my Top 25 Summer Trip Pics series.]

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