BRISTOL 73 – STORMY DAY (MONO + COLOUR)

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Looking out from my car at a stormy day, on the rooftop car park at Broadwalk Shopping Centre in south Bristol; 15 Feb 2014.

A black and white image, starker and darker than reality as such images often are, and with the blue of the sky re-introduced.

Canon G11 PowerShot at 28mm (35mm equivalent); 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Strong Infrared Low Contrast preset.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

21 Responses to BRISTOL 73 – STORMY DAY (MONO + COLOUR)

  1. Malin H says:

    Excellent!! Oh, I like this a lot!!
    Great composition too!

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  2. Sonali Dalal says:

    VEry atmospheric! And wonderfully edited, I must say.

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  3. Meanderer says:

    I like the framing here and the lovely blue colour of the sky!

    Are you enjoying the current ‘heatwave’? It’s nice to feel warm.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, M! The FATmanMobile says yah boo sucks to stormy weather! Haha, heatwave >>> two thoughts! Yes the New Warmth feels good; but I get very fed up with certain newspapers that seem to specialise in extreme weather forecasts, which I think must alarm various vulnerable people, esp the elderly. Is the Daily Express the biggest culprit?

      Joined the U3A at an art gallery today, looking at an exhibition on “The power of the sea”. A lot of abstract stuff which didn’t really move me, but which it was interesting to attempt to decipher – and a Turner, which was also abstract, but which moved us rather more. I hope you’re continuing to thrive, my friend! 🙂

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      • Meanderer says:

        Turner is one of my favourite artists. I wrote an essay on him on one of my OU courses. I’m looking forward to seeing the Mike Leigh film about Turner’s life – which is due to be released later this year. It looks very good.

        Sounds like you are enjoying the U3A activities. Do they ‘break up’ for the Summer or is there something happening all-year-round?

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Oh, Turner, wow! I didn’t know there’s a film coming – I’ll probably remain unaware – please make this old man very ‘appy by letting him know when it arrives!

          And of course there is now controversy, from those with no minds, about Turner’s personal life. Oh dear. I mean, obviously, such things devalue his genius entirely.

          I have a quote of his that, to me, really, really rocks. Its been on this blog before but, here again is – “I did not paint it to be understood, but I wished to show what such a scene was like”. I have a feeling that’s gospel to you and I!

          U3A? Plus and minus, but a new experience. At the moment I’m doing socialising (‘ere, oo’s that fat git, then?”), looking at art (interesting), and story telling (entirely a new concept, something really new). They do break up for the summer, in a month or so, but they’re off again in Sept.

          Hope you’re fine, my friend. Wow, you must be de-stressed, big time! A 🙂

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          • Meanderer says:

            Yes – the wonderfully versatile actor Tim Spall plays Turner in the film. I think its release date is the end of October.

            I’m fine, thanks. Still practising my mindful meditations – the ideas of which come from Buddhist practice – something I’m very interested in and am reading a lot about.

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            • Adrian Lewis says:

              Oh I know Tim Spall – do let me know when you hear of its release, although I’ll most probably wait for the DVD to appear.

              Don’t know much about Buddhism, but all that I do know appeals to me. I had a friend at work who is a Buddhist teacher, fascinating chap, and we had many deep and fascinating speaks. A

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  4. You amaze me. 🙂

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  5. krikitarts says:

    There’s hopeful blue sky. Maybe you could make it to the bottle shop and back before it’s gone, but maybe not. It’s worth a try…

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I love “bottle shop”! These bottles, they’re full are they? Well you never know … Anyway I might sprint, after which Bristol would know what seismicity is all about.. 🙂

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  6. lauramacky says:

    way cool shot

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  7. Robert says:

    Light in the gloom – hope 🙂

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