The morning rush hour, and I’m on a traffic island in the middle of Bristol’s Victoria Street, a busy main road, with traffic pouring towards me on its way up into the city centre.

A small Peugeot appears.  Its headlights are off, but those of the following vehicle are bright. I switch the camera to spot metering, meter for the headlights’ glare, and fire.  And here are a couple – totally anonymous in the shadows now –  on their way into work.

The picture is tightly cropped so that the small car looms almost menacingly in the frame.  The camera’s automatic white balance picks up the warmth of the following car’s lights on the road surface, but the Peugeot’s tinted windows cool this colour.

This is not, of course, reality; it was taken almost two hours after sunrise, albeit on a very dull morning.  It is how I like to visualise the scene for this image.

Other images from this series can be found hereherehere, herehere, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

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

4 Responses to PEOPLE 250 – GOING TO WORK 16

  1. Meanderer says:

    Nice and eerie. Love the green atmosphere in the car 🙂


  2. paula graham says:

    Brilliant…your new ways are serving you so well…Brilliant.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      That’s very encouraging, Paula, thank you! I like using the Fujifilm camera, and how I use it is affecting how I use the Nikons too – and >>> I’ve just got a second Fuji camera today, the X-T2, which I’m greatly looking forward to getting to grips with. A xxx


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