52 Weeks of Yorkshire – Week 17

Exam season is here, and so I find myself with very little time for photography. I want to keep up my commitment to this project though, so here is this week’s image. I find myself focusing less and less on the actual images and more on the story behind them, as though this is a kind of photographic journal.

This week’s image comes to you from a night walk. Sometimes I like to walk at night, just before I go to bed, because it gives me a chance to leave the house and collect my thoughts. I didn’t go very far, but came across a bench sitting empty in a park, with a single bottle of beer by the side.

Bench (Flickr).jpg

This bench intrigues me because it prompts so many questions. Who sat here, and why were they drinking alone in a park? How long has that bottle been there? Did its owner leave just before I arrived, or was it left the night before, with noone bothering to pick it up? The most important images prompt questions. Not in an obvious, photo-journalistic sense, but in the sense of providing intrigue – forcing you to study the image until you get to know it like you would a person.


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