High Street, central Bristol, 9 Sept 2016.

Door Handle might be an alternative title here, because that and the pock-marked wall left of it are all that is in focus.  But should we always focus on what is in focus, or focus instead (sorry, couldn’t resist the repetition!  Its a Brit thing …) on the larger scene?  Which in this case included the passerby on this warm day, and the red rubbish bin away over on the other side of the road.  There is another photo of a reflection, far more abstract than this one, here.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation.

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.

6 Responses to STILL LIFE 137 – RED, WHITE AND BLUE

  1. I took some out of focus people shots back in February so instead of short sleeves and sunshine I got rain, big coats and umbrellas. If you are interested they appear on the following link:


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Excellent images, I like them very much – artworks I might say. I tend to look after my cameras very well and so have not so far shot any photos where I’m actually out in the rain, although I have shot lots from my car when out in the rain on the Somerset Levels. Now however, I’ve got an Olympus TG-5 waterproof camera with the express purpose of shooting in the very worst of weathers – the shot of the backlit bus shelter was taken with it. However, the “worst of weathers” aspect of this little project is being held up by my inability to find a really tough, thick plastic, workman’s type jacket – as opposed to the high tech and very expensive jackets for sale in Bristol’s shops! 🙂


  2. bluebrightly says:

    Yes, let’s focus on all of it! Because it’s fun.


  3. paula graham says:

    I am a sucker for reflections!!!


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