Walking to work, early on a summer’s morning.

A silhouette, and an image about shape, form, shadow and texture.

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 37  38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45  46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 1000 ISO; Lightroom, using the Classic Chrome film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Contrast Harsh preset; near Bristol Bridge, Baldwin Street, central 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.

14 Responses to PEOPLE 356 – GOING TO WORK 83 (MONO)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Very nice – I love the foreshortening, what it does to the street in the background, and of course the strength of the silhouette & shadow.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Lynn, thank you – yes, the street in the background could almost be steeply inclined or even vertical – I love my telephotos!!!!!! Oh yes, and another birdy note, it was 50 years ago today that myself and my two original birding friends – the two school friends who got me into birding in the first place – went to see a very rare bird – your Spotted Sandpiper, in breeding plumage – down in Somerset. So, to mark the occasion, I drove down there today – the place is virtually unchanged, and realising that this was half a century back – we were 18, and about to go to university – has really struck all three of us – the other two are in California and Australia now. 🙂


      • bluebrightly says:

        And I love that you love your telephotos! 🙂 I rarely do any, you know, and I’d like to….I have gotten into the habit of seeing things in a certain light, as it were, but all I gotta do is pop on the longer lens and zoom it out, to see like Adrian. 😉
        Spotted sandpipers as rare birds – that’s cool. Aren’t they the ones that pump their tails? Yes, not uncommon here, but because of the tail-pumping behavior and the pretty plumage, always a smile-inducing sight. Wow, I just love that you drove down there and found it unchanged after all that time…you told the far-flung old buddies, right?
        Yesterday I was on a steep hill/”mountain” – the highest place on our island – and saw a Bald eagle soaring on an updraft, with almost no movement, while a raven nearby scolded and scolded. A bit of wilderness, 15 min from home! 🙂 Here’s to what remains unchanged.


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Yes, see like me! Life will become a procession of approaching and then tilting Duvel beer glasses! Duvel’s glass is a huge stemmed tulip – to contain the beer’s very lively white head.

          Yes, Spotted Sands – like our Common Sand – habitually pump their tails. I told my old friends I was going down to the place again, and I have some photos that I’m going to send them today.

          Yes (am I becoming a yes man????), here’s to what remains unchanged but, as a geologist, I know that everything changes. given the time – so maybe we should look for what remains unchanged in our (blink of a geological eyelid) lifetimes!!! A 🙂


  2. Arati says:

    I like the composition a lot. The relationships between shapes, patterns and textures. Wonderful image.


  3. wow, Adrian… …great, again!!!


  4. paula graham says:

    Yes, striking photo, some of us like the work they do or did…I am in that category.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I was lucky – up to the age of 40 I never had 9-5 jobs; but on returning to the UK I did 20 years of that – it was data analysis and management and I enjoyed the intellectual challenges, but quite a few of my managers left quite a lot to be desired – probably I’m basically a loner (certainly that’s how I do photography), and not what modern times call a “team player”! 😀

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  5. esterkiki says:



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