Rush hour in central Bristol; Baldwin Street choked with traffic and people.  A bus passes, inbound to the city centre.  I see a moment and have just time for one shot before that moment has rushed on by.

She’s asleep, its summer and the interior of the bus is probably warm and close – and maybe getting up early is not her thing anyway.  Perhaps sleep has taken her, temporarily, to a nicer place, but what is she dreaming off?

Details.  What details are here?  False eyelashes, lipstick, smart earrings – equipped to meet the day, and other beings too.  Going out without those accoutrements may well arouse the same uneasy feelings of undress as I feel if I forget my old cap.

Then, slumped against a window and marred at least by reflections and maybe by city grime too, and with the tip of her shoulder flattened against the glass.

And lastly, the light from the rising sun, blasting in through the back of the bus, catching her braided hair and turning her left ear into a translucent splash of warm colour.

Earlier images from this series can be found here.

X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO; 19 July 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.

22 Responses to PEOPLE 238 – GOING TO WORK 6

  1. Wow, I love this photograph Adrian. Very nice. And how beautiful she looks! 🙂


  2. Sallyann says:

    She paints a pretty picture. 😊


  3. Meanderer says:

    What a beautiful image. It’s as if she has actually knowingly posed for the photo. I hope someone doesn’t capture me in the same pose – the dribblings and mutterings could be quite off-putting for the viewing public 🙂

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    Lovely, Adrian – good eye! And maybe a spot of luck.


  5. All the ‘details’ give it more of a look of a painting, rather than a photo. Fabulous shot, bud.


  6. steveo says:

    Nice one Adrian! I agree, it’s very painterly.


  7. krikitarts says:

    This is my favorite of your PGTW series. It looks like an oil study that should be hanging in a friendly little museum or an old mansion. Beautiful work, Adrian!


  8. paula graham says:

    The decisive moment…super shot.


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