Morning rush hour, central Bristol – waiting at traffic lights to cross a busy road near Temple Meads railway station.

Technique: a picture in two parts, bisected by that central, dark, out of focus column, which is the pillar supporting the traffic lights.  This column has various marks on its surface, and those are left in to give it more substance and detail, to get away from it being merely an abstract, featureless, dark band cutting down through the image – this is a real city, with dirt and marks on it.  On the left, people stare across the road, waiting for the lights to change, and the face with the dark hat, glasses frames, moustache and beard provides a focal point.  And on the right, the helmeted cyclist, the image’s main subject, has the FATman and his great big, pointing Nikon firmly on his early morning radar.

Earlier images from this series can be found hereherehere, herehere, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 25,600 ISO; 1/80, wide open at f5.6; Silver Efex Pro 2 starting at the High Contrast Orange preset; 2 Dec 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.

12 Responses to PEOPLE 252 – GOING TO WORK 18 (MONO)

  1. Sallyann says:

    I think I would quite possibly just have shrivelled up under the gaze from your cyclist commuter. 😮


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hahaha, don’t worry, I would have been there to protect you … and as we fled you would have screamed, “Can you run faster than he can cycle?”, and I would have screamed back “No, but I can run faster than you …” 😉 ……

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  2. krikitarts says:

    They look so happy! I am so sorry that I retired and can no longer enjoy my commute as much as these folks obviously do!


  3. Wonderful photo! I really am enjoying this series.


  4. I love this, wonderful face and expression.


  5. paula graham says:

    Yea, your new way is seeing is most attractive to me!


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