Torquay Dark

A walk around the back streets of any town can be moody and atmospheric, some places though seem to have it in spades. Torquay here and now, from the South of the USA in Miami last time, to the South coast of England this time. Just a few images, hand-held at night but the High ISO works the effect well I think.

Passageway to the cliffs.
Passageway to the cliffs.
A haven of light.
A haven of light.
Closed, go the other way.
Closed, go the other way.
Timetables vary.
Timetables vary.
Behind the High Street.
Behind the High Street.
The light just emphasises the dark.
The light just emphasises the dark.
A way out perhaps.
A way out perhaps.
Some places just need a little love.
Some places just need a little love.
Going where?
Going where?
A cold and lonely pier.
A cold and lonely pier.
The lights are on, but...
The lights are on, but…

When you see these places, slanted by my vision to match some style I am trying to create, you might wonder about the place. The reality is we create the mood as we explore, the editing, the crops and pulling the image into some sort of notion. That’s us, me as the photographer, just because it’s digital now doesn’t mean it is different to how it was in some halcyon day of film and darkroom. The image has always been manipulated by the creator or designer to fit some idea we have in our minds eye.

A Fragment of How It Is

That physical skin to skin touch of a hand,
only the ghost of it in a call.
An empty chair in a restaurant,
willing itself to be someone.

Space, amid the noise, silence.
Tomorrow I will be home,
Tonight I am…

All you travelling people, be safe, and look around you. Enjoy the visit.

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