TWO TOURISTS ON BRISTOL’S STREETS

 

 

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When it comes to photography (and some other things too), I’m a loner.  I gather up a camera or two and go and look at things – anything and everything – tout seul.  I have been out in the company of other photographers, but such rare events have usually become more social in nature, with the resulting photography mostly betraying that.

However yesterday was different.  Like me, Paula Graham runs a blog here on WordPress, which I fully commend to you – you can find it here .  Formerly based in Totnes, Devon, she has recently moved much closer to Bristol >>> and so yesterday we hit Bristol’s streets with a vengeance – and with our big Nikons too  >>> and somebody thought we looked just like tourists!

Paula is far more of a people person than I am and, within no time at all, she was engaging all sorts of total strangers in conversation, and taking their pictures too.  It was all most enjoyable and, in terms of photography, certainly a meeting of like minds.

And I’ve always wanted to have my picture taken grasping a camera – FATman on the job as it were – and so Paula graciously obliged >>> for which thank you, Paula!

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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.

27 Responses to TWO TOURISTS ON BRISTOL’S STREETS

  1. Great to see a lovely image of you! Sounds like you two had a great time 🙂

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    How terrific that you two got together, and I bet it was really interesting to watch Paula approach things so differently. The first time I met another blogger, she picked up my camera and fiddled with it, using settings I never touched. It was very freeing for me, and loads of fun. (She’s no longer on WP). I do know Paula’s blog, she’s an excellent photographer, and that shows in her placement of her subject here, next to the appropriate text. 😉 Or was that a mutual decision?

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, it certainly was interesting and stimulating – we are going to do it again, as her home now is very close to Bristol. Haha! >>> the placement of me beside the text was just chance – I don’t think we were going for deeper meanings here!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. Meanderer says:

    Good stuff! I like that you’re positioned next to the ‘this is your time’ text. I’m very much in my own world when out with the camera and don’t have much interest in photographing other people 🙂

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  4. Had you met Paula before? or was it the first time. How was it to meet someone you ‘know’ for years from blogland for the first time in real life?..

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Paula and I had met twice before, but now she’s living nearer here we shall probably meet more often.

      And your second question raises interesting points, Harrie. First of course we had met before and so we do know each other to some extent.

      But re blogging friendships, something that does get to me a little is that there are bloggers I’ve been in touch with for years – my blog is 8 years old after all – and yet I have no idea of what they look like >>> I’m corresponding with a faceless entity. This doesn’t include you of course because I can recall a shot of you – with a beer (well what else???) I think – sometime back.

      However, as ever, I know that we are all different, and that some bloggers may be worried about iD theft, and that others may simply be shy >>> that is the way of things! A 🙂

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  5. Robert says:

    It is good to see you, Adrian.

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful outing. You look fabulous, THINman. 🥰
    XXXATPXXX

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  7. Helen Cherry says:

    This is a great photo. You look happy and well. I’m afraid I’m a very unlockable photographer too. Very much prefer to be on my own with my camera but who knows I might make it to Bristol too !

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  8. The answer to the age old question, fat or not. Must go with the ‘not’.

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  9. oneowner says:

    I like this casual portrait style. Very nice.

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  10. paula graham says:

    Ha, ha…great stuff, most enjoyable day was had!

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  11. I love this. I hope you both share some of your better shots. By the way, you don’t seem all that fat to me.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Michael, I’m glad this gets to you – thank you! And FATman? Well, there’s far more of me than is immediately apparent, although 8 years ago, when this blog was born, there was far, far more … 🙂 🙂 🙂

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