A couple of years back, I was doing a lot of early morning visits to Bristol city centre, and glorying in the abilities, light weight and compactness of my second mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-T2 (my first being the X-T1).  Having tramped the early streets for several hours, I would at last fetch at some or other eatery, and flop down to a second breakfast – which was usually a Full English.

One of the eateries I frequented was Browns: the food is excellent and, while not inexpensive, the Full English with a pot of tea (together with a tea strainer!) has a definite sense of occasion and ceremony about it – which I’ve tried to convey in A Distinctly Civilised Full English, here .  Even though I say so myself, if you’re anything like interested in food, this post might be worth a look.

And while waiting for the food to arrive, I took many pictures of the restaurant’s tables and beautiful yellow chairs, which were side lit by large windows looking out onto the street.  Some of these images have already been posted – search for Browns in the tags shown along the bottom of this post – but here is another that I came across recently.  Mostly low key, its about the way the light coming in from the street illuminates the various objects in the frame, notably the yellow chair.  I hope you like it.

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

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 212mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Provia/Standard profile; Browns restaurant, Bristol; 24 Feb 2017.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. bluebrightly says:

    Gorgeous handling of that light, wow! You certainly did convey the specialness of the time and place. One thing that contributes, I think, is the balance of warm and cool colors – just wonderful!


  2. Meanderer says:

    I love this image. The light, the sumptuousness of the chair fabric, the light catching the grooves on the table leg, but most of all I love the colour of the chair and the way that gorgeous colour is picked up on the glasses, the condiments pot, the fork, and the table leg. I’m going to give it another Greg Wallace “laavley”.

    I meant to tell you that the Guardian newspaper website has run a couple of recent articles on Bristol; one on places to go – eateries mainly – and one about urban farmers. Bristol certainly comes across as a very hipsterish place. I can send you the links if you like.


  3. oneowner says:

    Excellent composition and mood, Adrian. Well done.


  4. paula graham says:

    so elegant of colour, line and stillness

    Liked by 1 person

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