Morning rush hour, Bristol Bridge; 2 Dec 2016.

Just around sunrise on a sunless Friday morning, a steady stream of souls moving over the bridge – one of the city’s main arteries – people moving towards and past my lens, people moving in towards the city centre. 

Well, cold and sunless it was, but in many hearts and minds I’m sure was the warm hope and glow produced by – “TGIF!” >>>  “THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY!!!”.

And so to Friday mid-morning and lunch time treats: the cakes, fast food, artisan sandwiches, convivial lunches, a few drinks maybe – all very much looked forward to and savoured. 

And recently on the news some sad health professional was saying that workers should not have Friday treats as they’re bad for health.  Which leads to two thoughts.  Firstly an urge for the uttering of really very basic Anglo-Saxon expletives which, this being a wholesome and chaste blog, remain firmly bottled up (where they do nothing but ferment nicely, of course).  Followed by the feeling that sometimes the UK can be a rather sad place; there are times when we seem to have forgotten how to enjoy ourselves.

Earlier images in this series can be found  hereherehere, herehere, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 25,600 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Contrast Smooth preset.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

4 Responses to PEOPLE 246 – GOING TO WORK 14 (MONO)

  1. LensScaper says:

    The expressionless face of the many on their way to work. A happy face would be a rarity I would think.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, happy faces on those “inbound for work” are at best uncommon. I stand with a newspaper seller on Bristol Bridge in the early morning and we watch everyone going by, we stand back and observe life; many have fixed, blank expressions, and there is a strong, silent purposefulness in their movements – it is as if they are entirely intent on the journey they are making, such that everything else is screened out. A


  2. paula graham says:

    Another super one in the new you style.


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