Since I took early retirement about six months ago, I feel as if I'm living my life "on the bench" - that is, on the sidelines. The restrictions of life during Corona have contributed to that feeling.
My main intention with this series on "benches" is to convey a sense of mood or emotions: from sad and lonely to upbeat and positive. I'm curious if these images evoke feelings in you as well when you view them?
In #2 the mood is lonely and isolated and on the far right, just barely still in the frame, you can see a small figure walking away.
I prefer #3 even though it breaks the composition rule of being centered. It's the same bench and the same location, however the perspective of the massive tree in color gives the scene a completely different mood with a more uplifting feeling.
Since I thought the scene looked good in black & white as well, I'm sharing this version as well.
Finally, I close with a photo of the bench for the homeless which evoked the most emotion from me. I think it expresses compassion in the best way possible.
The photo of the bench for the homeless outside of a village church was taken before there were Corona stay-at-home rules and hygiene restrictions.