PEOPLE 299 – GOING TO WORK 35

 

 


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All my pictures of Bristol’s morning rush hour have been taken in the city centre.  But here is something different, here is “rush hour” out in the sticks, out on the city’s edge.  To be sure there are still houses around, both to the left and to the right of this shot, but there are also trees and broad grass verges, and back behind the bus shelter are open fields with sheep and cattle. The sunrise of a clear, frosty morning is blazing in across that open farmland.

Two people wait for the morning bus to work, perhaps enjoying the bright (but still cold) sun, but for sure deeply engaged with their mobile devices.  Through the bus shelter’s icy windows we see only their engrossed shadows.

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1213, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2324, 25, 26, 27, 28,  29, 30,  31,  32, 33  34  . Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom; Capture NX2; south Bristol; 8 Nov 2017.
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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.

17 Responses to PEOPLE 299 – GOING TO WORK 35

  1. I just finished looking at this entire series, Adrian. Wonderful! I hope you continue the series for a long time.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Linda, thank you very much, that’s very encouraging to hear! Beyond taking my new waterproof camera out and trying to do the same thing in the rain, I don’t have any concrete plans for the Going to Work series but then, that’s very much how I am, ideas arise from here and there and I take off at tangents – the series is most probably not over! Thank you again. A 🙂

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  2. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    Excellent!
    This is also one of my favorite motifs, icy bus shelter windows… I have some of them on my blog.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    Such lovely golden light! I love the busy fingers on those hands and the glasses. I hope you don’t feel irritated by this, but I’m imagining the photo cropped more, on the top and right, so those two edges are dark. In any case, that was a great capture!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Haha, Lynn, I’m NEVER going to feel such irritation, and especially not from you! I did think about such cropping but I wanted to show the whole of the bus shelter, ie as a whole entity, to give an idea of both its size and surroundings – but your’s is an alternative view that may also work. A 🙂

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  4. Meanderer says:

    Love that early morning golden light and those striking silhouettes of today’s standard pose with the ‘phone 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, M – haha yes, today’s “standard pose” – I find it quite intriguing how people flock to new technology – but a recent survey of teenagers revealed that a good proportion of them wish that social media had not been invented. But, if I’m uncomfortable with the hold that mobile devices have over people, well, I’m wearing a wristwatch, aren’t I? Not quite a true analogy as timepieces were in existence way back but, still, my watch can dictate my life if I let it. A 🙂

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      • Meanderer says:

        Interesting about that survey, Adrian. Social media must be a nightmare for many youngsters who need to prove themselves as worthy against their contemporaries. I’m thankful it wasn’t around in my younger days.

        Regarding watches, I can’t wear them for sensory reasons but if I could I’d be looking at it all the time, also 🙂 I do love clocks which get a time signal (I have one on my bureau); it’s important to know that the time is right!

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Yes, I think this is the thing, isn’t it, that social media has effectively put every young person up there on a stage where they have to prove themselves to their peers – not least by the production of attractive/glamorous/sexy selfies – and many of them apparently get really down if their selfies are not admired!!! Like you, I wouldn’t want to be young now.

          Love bureau … you know me … “My Life has improved so, now that I know someone with a bureau!” 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!!!!!!

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  5. A story telling image ! Amber tone enhanced the mood …

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  6. paula graham says:

    Stunning, but stunning shot…your ‘new’ way of seeing is hereby confirmed!! full of admiration to make something so special out of the mundane, so ordinary and everyday, that anyone can take it but few do.

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  7. Fabulous picture. Right up my street – as it were.

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