A chill, late autumn morning.  The rising sun blasts across Bristol Bridge and rush hour crowds march out to meet it.  Their warm breath rises in the cold air as tall, dimly seen office blocks loom up ahead on the far side of the river.

What is this picture about?  Many if not most of my pictures are not “about” anything; as this blog’s “ABOUT” page says, many of my pictures do not have narratives, do not contain stories of any depth.  With this picture I’m not totally sure, but maybe there’s something here about the dehumanising effects of cities and modern life. 

And am I on the outside looking in on such things?  Well, being retired, I am now, but I also spent decades on the inside looking out.

There are other images from this series here, here and here.

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X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Bristol city centre; 11 Nov 2016.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, 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.

8 Responses to PEOPLE 235 – GOING TO WORK 4

  1. Meanderer says:

    Lovely golden light. One can really feel that cold!


  2. bluebrightly says:

    If you didn’t say they were going to work, I might have thought they were waiting in line for something – but your commentary is good, and complements the image. It’s very good – colors, composition, and the subject…all working together.


  3. paula graham says:

    Love this shot…the rim light of course but also you get a feeling for the mood…slightly sullen perhaps. super shot, imo.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, sullen maybe, and certainly very, very preoccupied – I’m glad you like this, Paula. But, having said that, people being very nice and considerate, trying not to get in the way of my shots, apologising, smiling – to which I always returned the warmth, with gratitude. An interesting time of day. A


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