Walking in south Bristol on a frosty morning, with the sun just about to come up.  This silhouette opened up on my left: a building, a tall tree, curling branches – and two gulls, waiting for it to get a little lighter before starting to look for food.

The sun is just about to appear: a tiny contrail just left of the tree’s massive trunk is already lit up.

The first image in this series, along with context, can be found hereSubsequent images are here: 2 3

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 2,000 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 28 Nov 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.


  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    wonderful silhouette!


  2. Meanderer says:

    Very striking, Adrian. Love the contrast between the heavy silhouettes of the house and tree, and the shapely thin branches.


  3. bluebrightly says:

    A lovely image, Adrian, and, reading your note to Paula, I agree that those early hours are special. Lately, I’ve been rising late, but I may gradually move that up….


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Lynn, thank you. Well we are all different – morning people, afternoon people, night people, its what suits each of us best. But for me it no longer feels natural to get up late – the later hours of the day seem to be upon me almost at once and I have this feeling of having somehow lost something. And – lover of dozing in armchairs that I am – a doze at lunchtime and more collapsing later in the pm can be decidedly pleasant! 🙂


  4. Very nice composition and colors, Adrian! And what a great time of day to be out and about.


  5. paula graham says:

    Y’r such an early bird, Adrian…or seemingly so. Nice shot too.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, an early bird I am >>> but then I fade quite substantially later on in the day! Which is pleasant. Years of being a birder and working on safaris only served to make me more of a morning person, and I’m often up and about at 5am >>> 4am this morning in fact! I love the very earliest hours of the day, the best time to be up and about I think, but the very early sunrises of summer usually beat me! When put to it, I suppose I’m a bit of a maniac really – how honest can I get??? 🙂 🙂 🙂


  6. mightymasai says:

    Stunning and peaceful


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