Contemplation – or perhaps, mercifully, some light sleep – on the morning bus in winter.  Leaning – or maybe slumped – slightly forward of the cleared circle of window through which he had been looking out at the world.

Lurking a little on a busy street, watching the stops where the packed, steamy buses disgorge their morning cargo.  I’m looking for pictures of passengers semi-seen through the steaminess of the buses’ windows.  Here, I was looking up at the upper deck of the bus, which is fine, but ideally I’d like to be more on a level with the upper deck, and I’ve found a place to do this.  Someone carrying out a similar project in London thought finding such an elevated viewpoint integral to the images’ success.

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  35  36 . Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Astia/Soft film simulation; Capture NX2; Union Street, central Bristol; 1 Dec 2017.

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.

18 Responses to PEOPLE 302 – GOING TO WORK 37

  1. Malin Ellisdotter says:

    Whoa! Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic!


  2. bluebrightly says:

    This is a terrific moment, Adrian! What luck to see this and photograph it – and skill! I love everything about it!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Lynn, thank you very much >>> there was a lot of luck involved! >>> this kind of early morning photography is not easy, and I just blast away, knowing that many will be failures – digital let’s me do that! 🙂


  3. LensScaper says:

    Another great image in this series, Adrian.


  4. Meanderer says:

    Very nice – almost ethereal. We’ve been travelling here and there on buses since moving here – connections between towns are good and we have free travel on buses every Saturday (plus Sundays in high season). The scenery is wonderful and the journeys quite enjoyable – apart from having to travel back in darkness where I suffer awful vertigo 😦


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Very sorry to hear about the vertigo – is that due to having darkness outside the bus windows? It must be very distressing. I’ve got an Oldie’s bus pass and, apart from using it around Bristol, I have done a (very) few trips on country buses too, which were very enjoyable – something I definitely ought to do more of! A 🙂

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      • Meanderer says:

        Yes – it’s due to the darkness and not being able to pinpoint something visually constant as the bus rocks and rolls around those winding Welsh roads. I’ve always had balance problems due to some kind of inner ear problem. It affects many aspects of everyday life.


  5. Mathias LK says:

    Amazing picture in so many ways.


  6. paula graham says:

    A miracle of a photo! You were there at the right time, with the right setting and with lady Luck on your shoulder…Super, hauntingly beautiful shot, I love it.


  7. Robert says:

    This has such a modern renaissance feel about it.


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