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 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.

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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