Bright autumn sunshine, Whiteladies Road; 20 Oct 2015.

On my way to Corks of Cotham, which is primarily a wine shop, but which also stocks (sadly now only a very few) Belgian beers of truly world class quality – my choice yesterday included mouthwatering tipples from the Trappist monks of the Westmalle and Rochefort monasteries.

And it was a gloriously sunny day – to me, soft, warm, autumn sunshine is more enjoyable than the blazing heats of summer.  And beside the road was this rough wall, taking the gorgeous sunshine full on and reflecting Our Star’s warmth back at the world. 

Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (equivalent); 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Key 2 preset.

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.


  1. paula graham says:

    Forbidden Fruit, the name alone conjures up all sorts of excitement! it just has Got to be luscious. Luscious photo too.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad you like the shot – thanks! And hailing from Holland you may well be familiar with Belgium’s beer types. Maybe I can get a bottle of Forbidden Fruit to you sometime: part of its description in my ancient beer bible is “The finish is spicy, with coriander and pepper, perfumey cumin and a sticky-date sweet note. Rich and dangerously drinkable” – dangerous?, well it is 8.8%! It is simply delicious, I don’t drink it often, since Bristol no longer has it, but when I do I am always taken aback by how delicious it is. A


  2. ❤️ this.


  3. Great image and fabulous use of that hard, harsh light…you made it work beautifully. And what is your favorite Belgian beer?


    • ooops – hit send too soon – we’ve had the beer from the Monks and loved it.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Robyn, glad you like it. My favourite Belgian? Well I drink loads of Duvel and enjoy it vastly – and its always available in our local supermarkets – its my staple drink, and it leaves nearly all English beers completely standing – although this can be said of several Belgian offerings.

      But if we’re going for something a little more obscure, then my favourite is Hoegaarden’s Forbidden Fruit, which I have to order from the other side of England! The well known product of this company is Hoegaarden itself, which is rather bland, but Forbidden Fruit is simply luscious; and the same company also produces a Grand Cru, which is lusciously austere. A


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