A double decker bus makes its way slowly out of the city through the morning rush hour; 11 Nov 2016.

I’m on a traffic island in the middle of Victoria Street, looking southwards down this busy thoroughfare towards the railway station and the city’s southern suburbs.

The bus is the tall, blue and yellow presence, with lights at each corner, on the left.  The unfocused lens also picks up traffic lights, and the lights of many other vehicles.

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

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. Sallyann says:

    It almost looks a bit like Christmas. 🙂


  2. Meanderer says:

    Very pretty bokeh. Quite Christmassy!


  3. LensScaper says:

    What a great shot that is. I must set to manual focus occasionally and try this out. With Autofocus as the go-to option one tends to forget how out-of-focus can produce some wonderful shots. Great idea, Adrian.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Andy, thanks very much! Manual focus is the thing – but (on Nikons, at least) the same effects can be achieved by totally disabling the focusing functions of the shutter button, and using Back Button Focusing – BBF being in my opinion the best thing since sliced bread!!! 🙂 Adrian


  4. paula graham says:

    Superb, trendy and Arty. Love it


  5. bluebrightly says:

    Luscious colors…just don’t step off that island until you’ve finished the shot!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, that was the problem, not being able to move around much to frame the shot! Plus I got a lot of strange looks, or maybe the looks were normal and I was strange … I forget … everything was such a blur … 🙂 …

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  6. Love it, Adrian. There are just enough clues to get a vague feeling of what’s going on; the rest is abstract and colour.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Harrie, thank you! That’s a good point about the visual clues, because this is almost totally abstract colour, isn’t it? Are you at ease with totally abstract colour, or do you prefer to have some visual clues? Adrian


      • Depends on the shot. In this case, according to your title, the shot’s intention is an impression of a rush hour; then I like the tention between a little clue and an abstract atmosphere. A total abstract with coloured, bokeh dotts, can also be fine; but then, for me, there has to be something in the composition and/or colours that make it special and distinguishes it from a thousand other possibilities… ✋


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