Bristol’s city centre is actually quite small, it can be walked right across in an hour or so, but it is surrounded by suburbs that are vaster (and often wealthier) on the north, and smaller (and in many parts less well to do) on the south.  Most of my pictures of the city have been from the city centre but here is one quite far out in the southern suburbs.  This is the A37, known as the Wells Road, which is a main artery heading south out of the city towards the tiny city of Wells, and also Yeovil and – that (to me anyway) holiest of holies – the county of Dorset.

The edge of the city is not far ahead, perhaps a couple of miles or so, and beyond that are some of my favourite areas of countryside – the Chew Valley, the Mendip Hills and, of course – perhaps my spiritual home – the Somerset Levels.  This blog has image Categories for each of those areas – see the Categories drop-down list, which can be found in the sidebar, just below the gravatars of readers who have left Comments.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to enlarge it yet again – recommended.

Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 129mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Provia/Standard film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Antique Portrait preset; south Bristol; 19 July 2016.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. bluebrightly says:

    Very nice, Adrian!


  2. Not at all what I expected but still oh so nice to see your digs. Gives me a feel for what you’re experiencing while out and about. Great shot, bud. 👍🏼


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well, shall we say, it makes the place look a little more attractive than it is, and its a sunny day too! – but then maybe I’m bestowing upon it that which familiarity breeds .. 😉 … and you’re seeing in a truer, more objective light. Glad you like it, my friend, thank you. ATP xxxXXX!!!

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  3. paula graham says:

    Interesting and well chosen point for your shot and certainly so well processed.


  4. Meanderer says:

    What an interesting viewpoint! It takes in so much. The tones you have used are interesting; at first glance this could be an old image from days gone by, but the modern cars and the ‘Lifestyle’ logo on the bus give the game away! Did we have ‘lifestyle’ pre-1990s? 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad you like it, M, thank you. Well, I wasn’t here for the 80s so I can’t answer for them, but I think even before them there was lifestyle – because I remember reading about the demise of the public’s appetite for hard pictorial news stories from around the world – often war and poverty – in favour of the lifestyle content – cookery, gardens, etc – of the Sunday papers’ magazines. I find lifestyle material absolutely mind-numbing – goes without saying I suppose. 🙂

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