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Contiguous Numbers

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I mentioned this in the Talking Pictures forum (I think that's where it was), it's my 'shooting numbers in sequence' personal project.

    I thought I'd start a thread here, and then keep it up-to-date with where I am as I go along. Obviously, I post the images to both Flickr and Instagram, so if you are unlucky enough to follow me on those, you'll have seen these already. Apologies.

    Here's a small selection of the numbers since March.

    [​IMG]#1 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]#4 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]#11 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]#24 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]46 by Tony Evans, on Flickr
  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    And today, I finally found a 47.

    [​IMG]#47 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    I've searched high and low for a #47. I think, to date, it's required the most walking of any of the numbers I've photographed. I've walked all over Nottingham city centre, and the surrounding areas. I've been frustrated (I found a door between #45 and #49 which I knew was #47 but it had no number on it), and I've been tired. I've got a couple of grab shots, one from a bus stop and one which I faked by shooting the #47 on the end of a #147 but I knew I was never going to use it. Today, I stayed local and walked around the town centre where I live, and then I took a walk through the old gravestones that lean up against the wall around the church. There are probably around a hundred of them, and there's only one on which the age #47 appears. There are tragically too many where children died very young in the 1800's as well. A sombre place, and a sombre number.
  3. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    If you'd come to visit me in my old house I could have given you a 47!
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  4. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Good job you didn't live 22 doors down the road!
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  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Heaven forfend.
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  6. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I rather suspect you would have given me a thick ear and a good telling off :)
  7. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    What's so good about 25?
  8. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    That's up the road!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    To be fair, 22 doors down the road is number 91. He was a crotchety old fellow who didn't like cats so I doubt he'd have given you anything.
  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Interesting. So are you at 100 now?
  11. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    or 46 up the road...
  12. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Me or @Geren ?

    I got 48, 49 and 50 today. I'm not really happy with the 48, but I like the 49 so the 48 has to stay. The 50 is marginal, I may keep looking. I'll post the updates later when I get them off the camera.
  13. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member


    [​IMG]#48 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    Chuckles Guesthouse in Derby (apparently).
  14. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    #49 (which I'm pretty pleased with).

    [​IMG]#49 by Tony Evans, on Flickr
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  15. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    I quite like the 48, good name for a guesthouse. You did well to spot 49.
  16. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    If there's no other merit to these photographs, the fact that it forces me to observe my surroundings and explore places I've never been to is enough.
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  17. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I was about to say this - just searching for one particular element wherever you go gets you in the habit of properly looking around you which for a photographer, has to be a good thing!
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  18. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    True. A significant proportion of the pictures I get from my bridge-hunting expeditions are not of bridges.
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  19. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    #50 - [​IMG]#50 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    From Nottingham city centre today (I ignored the #50 I already had from Derby, it wasn't inspiring).
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  20. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It's been a long few weeks since September 17th. Work sucks, life is a roller coaster. I've floated between no time, no motivation, why am I even bothering, why can't I get out with my camera, where are all the numbers, and cover a fair few kilometres. I've had a 51 shop number for a while, but was never inspired by it.

    I'm not sure this is any more inspiring to me, but I need to post it and move on, #52 is just around the corner I'm sure.

    [​IMG]#51 by Tony Evans, on Flickr
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