Up close and personal with dirt, grime, modern technology and sleek design; Victoria Street, Bristol city centre; 6 Jan 2017.

The frowning headlight and pale bodywork remind me irresistibly of the helmet of a Star Wars storm trooper. 

Overall, to me, this image conveys speed and power, along with a rugged disregard for the elements.  But appearances can be deceptive, and especially so in this time of image and hype.  I wouldn’t like to have to rely on this vehicle for travel on any road lacking a (more or less smooth) tarmac surface, or any road awash with more than a few inches of floodwater.

Tilted slightly to the right, to give more prominence to the dark and grimy wheel.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 6400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Architectural preset and adding a light Selenium tone; slightly rotated.

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.

4 Responses to BRISTOL 115 – DIRTY CAR (MONO)

  1. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    “the helmet of a Star Wars storm trooper” – yes!


  2. Meanderer says:

    The composition you’ve chosen really does make this vehicle look menacing! On the subject of grimy cars, I wonder why ‘they’ haven’t thought about finishing cars in a grime-coloured paint. No one would know whether the car needed a clean or not 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, it was meant to look menacing, absolutely meant to be – an Empire storm trooper – its often how I see cars. What a thinker you are! I very much agree – white cars are / have been fashionable, but they brazenly exhibit every little dirty particle of the real world, and so to endless cleaning – or more characterful options for thinkers 😀 !!!

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