So, the 50th Outer Suburbs post, not sure I’d thought I’d get this far with this series.  And also still not sure where (if anywhere) this series is going.  But then, taking the larger view, why does it have to be going anywhere at all except, possibly, onwards?

This series has had a fairly wide diversity of subject matter so far, it has had many parts really, which I suppose sums up my photography – I tend to point the camera at whatever I think might make a good picture.  One thing, I think, is that this series and this little camera encourage me to take more unconventional (aka weirder!) and spontaneous images, which stretches me a bit – but then I’ve always liked to push the envelope a bit.  I have a feeling that some of these pictures may be a bit too unconventional for some tastes, but then I’m doing my thing, and seeing where it leads.

But I do like carrying the little TG-5 camera in my pocket on my long suburban walks and I am impressed with its abilities – although the time may come when I take the Fujifilm X-T2, if only to see what difference it would make to the types of images I end up with.  I also like the relaxed nature of this photography – no pressure, if potential images appear they do, and if they don’t then they don’t … but then, thinking about it, this is true of most if not all of my photography.

And some very basic advice re photography, as I see it?  Well, go for it with your heart, and with your gut feelings too.  Be yourself.  By all means look at others’ pictures, therein lies valuable learning – but learn from them, don’t copy them.  Do your own thing.

Do you have any comments on this series, any views?  I’d like to hear anything that you’ve got to say.

The first frosty morning post is here .

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 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 .  Each 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 74mm (equiv); 250 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Dark Sepia preset and adding a light Coffee tone; south Bristol; 3 Oct 2018.




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.


  1. bluebrightly says:

    Being not sure where it’s going sounds OK to me, too. This is beautiful – the angle, the light, the lines.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad you agree, Lynn >>> Outer Suburbs is an unguided missile!!! Talking of which, I watched “Doctor Strangelove” again last night, and again greatly enjoyed it. Glad you like this car – I do so much like getting into good light! In case I forget, a very good Christmas and New Year to you both. A 🙂


  2. Well framed; looks like an eye.. 🙂


  3. paula graham says:

    The gift of a car is all you need!!


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