Early morning, and low angle sunlight – hard, cold, bright – sears across the facades of Broad Street.

Another early morning journey down into the city.  Staggering out of Hart’s Bakery after a hot, thick, toasted cheese, garlic and mushroom sandwich – and a hefty slice of moist bread pudding (paradise on Earth!) – I found the sun still only just struggling up over the tall southern skyline. 

And so swiftly on into the still dark canyons of the city centre’s streets, waiting for the sun, looking for the light.

And then it came, cold, bright and totally dazzling, and I was glad of the peak on my cap and the deep hood on my lens.  And so to this picture, looking across to the other side the road, and isolating details with the long end of a zoom; I used spot metering for precise exposure of a small part of the frame.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Broad Street, central Bristol; 1 Dec 2017.

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.

11 Responses to STILL LIFE 172 – BROAD STREET

  1. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    Numbers are interesting… whenever I see numbers I have to check the meaning of them… yes, maybe I’m weird, but can’t help myself…

    “The numerology number 52 is a number of introspection and expression of a personal sense of freedom. It is studious and is mentally sharp. The energy the number 52 represents tends to do whatever attracts its attention as desirable to experience. But not on a whim. It analyzes what it experiences and what it observes.”

    Anyway… this is wonderful photo, my friend.


  2. Meanderer says:

    Love this and its gritty metallic feel. I also love the sound of that sandwich and the bread pudding: fantastic!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Oh yes, the food … if ever you’re in Temple Meads railway station, Harts is literally 5 minutes away outside the main entrance – come out of that entrance, veer off slightly left, and you’ll see a sign for Harts, leading you down some steep stairs. The food is not cheap, but it is very tasty, and the bread pudding was …. quite simply … succulent … my knees have just gone all … unnecessary …. 😉 ….

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      • Meanderer says:

        I will have to go there some time: I want that sandwich! And, bread pudding: mmmmmm. I’m not a fan of fruit cake and such like, but my mother used to make a fabulous bread pudding and I’ve liked it and its squidginess every since. Who would think stale bread could end up as something so delicious 🙂

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    Spot metering – I love it, it’ so useful….this is really poetic, Adrian. The writing carried me along in a delightful way, and complements the image. Very nice!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m glad you like the writing! I probably often get as much creative pleasure from the writing as I do from making the images – and I too think that this particular piece of text flows along – while expressing how it felt to be there. A 🙂

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  4. paula graham says:

    this sounds like a dramatic morning walk with a hint of the ‘third man’, I am expecting ‘him’ to become visible if I was to look long enough. ha, ha…shows you how your shot got my brain into action!


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