Sunday photoblogging: Redcliffe flats and the Avon

by Chris Bertram on February 7, 2016

Redcliffe flats and the Avon



bad Jim 02.07.16 at 8:43 am

WTF? So painterly. Canaletto, almost. Nice juxtaposition of human precision with natural flow, erosion and growth. The brutalist architecture is positively charming in the dawn or evening light.


bianca steele 02.07.16 at 3:52 pm

This is really cool. It reminds me of a nineteenth or even eighteenth century painting, but with the modern part being dominant instead of a small element in the distance. I happen to like the effect of modern architecture in a natural setting, but the light and the busy-ness of the facade play off that.


Barry 02.07.16 at 5:22 pm

That light – I’ve seen that before, the last few minutes of actual sunlight before the winter night closes in, the last few minutes of illusory promise of warmth before the cold has full dominion…………


Chris Bertram 02.07.16 at 6:29 pm

@Barry, actually this is first thing in the morning!


Alan White 02.07.16 at 9:35 pm

I agree with the remarks above–it moves from the foreground back in a surprising way.


Barry 02.07.16 at 11:59 pm

Chris Bertram 02.07.16 at 6:29 pm
“@Barry, actually this is first thing in the morning!”

I was confused. The cars are on the right, which to me meant that the picture was reversed (since it was in England), so that the light must have been morning :)

TL;DR – I blame time zones and the metric system.


engels 02.08.16 at 12:17 am

The cars are on the right

Which cars?


Chris G 02.08.16 at 1:22 am

Reminds me of Bernd and Hilla Becker’s work. Different in many of the specifics but feels similar in spirit.


JakeB 02.08.16 at 4:02 am

That’s brilliant work, Chris. My first moment’s view, I thought it was a painting. I am amazed to see such fundamentally ugly elements turned into such a beautiful composition.


Squirrel Nutkin 02.10.16 at 10:35 pm

Used to work near there – much nostalgia induced, butnever saw it look that beautiful!

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