A rough, stormy sky: clouds and east-facing houses catch the first, blazing rays of the rising sun.  On the right, a telegraph pole spreads its net of telephone wires to the surrounding houses, and there is another of these poles further up the road.  These are older, semi-detached houses, probably built sometime in the 1930s or 1940s.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16Each will open in a separate window.

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

Technique: TG-5 at 57mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Full Contrast and Structure preset and adding a moderate coffee tone; south Bristol; 15 Sept 2018.

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. bluebrightly says:

    This is a beauty, Adrian. I don’t normally see telephone poles with lines that radiate like that – and what wonderful light you found there!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Lynn, indeed a spectacular morning. And with sunrise getting later and the sun getting lower in the sky as autumn draws on, I’m hoping for more. I always carry the little Olympus TOUGH camera now. A 🙂


  2. Fabulous shot, bud. 👍🏼


  3. Meanderer says:

    It looks menacing here too 🙂 It’s scary ’round your way!


  4. paula graham says:

    Yea, beautifully shot and processed. Love the pole and wires…just sets the whole feeling up perfectly.


  5. Great shot.
    (The early bird catches the storm 🙂
    Best wishes
    Mr C


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