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Life in the city, for four people.

At upper left, a blond woman walks beneath the trees that border the river.  At this time of the morning, perhaps going to work.

While a man – perhaps a barman – takes a break with a hot drink and a cigarette (only just visible!) outside the door of a pub.

Another man hurries into the frame from the right, engrossed, on his phone – and hence walking through a world that, for the moment at least, he is barely aware of.

And lastly, encased in his classy, mobile, metal and glass machine, another man sits in a traffic queue, waiting for the lights to change.

A moment (1/640th of a second, to be exact) in the lives of four people, a moment in the life of a city, early on a Friday morning in May.

Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 122mm; 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid V2 picture control; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Full Contrast And Structure preset; Baldwin Street, in Bristol city centre; 10 May 2019.

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.

8 Responses to BRISTOL 132 – CITY LIFE (MONO)

  1. Thank you for this narrative (among so many others), Adrian. It really helped me understand this photo.


  2. oneowner says:

    I’d say it’s a moment in the lives of 5 people. Don’t forget yourself.


  3. Nice! A great study of that fraction of a second, the people and the city scene.


  4. paula graham says:

    Interesting photo for the subject AND the processing.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you – I purposely made the photo very contrasty and high structure – there was in any case strong sidelight from the left – it seems to suit the subject. Getting up above a street scene and looking down seems a useful viewpoint. A 🙂


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