Visiting friends, and waiting in the dark hall of their large Victorian house.   Beautifully diffused light from their brightly lit kitchen was streaming in through the translucent panels on the door, subtly illuminating the colours of the paintwork: the scene caught my eye.  The wooden bannisters on the stairs ascend in semi-shadow on the left, catching the bright light from the door here and there.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 2 Dec 2019.




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. Love the soft light and the invitation offered by the open door. I don’t think you could have anything more inviting to the eye than that light.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Steve, thank you very much indeed! The beauty of the light hit me as soon as I saw it and my friend – an old friend from work – who is not a photographer in the sense that you and I are, was rather bemused when I asked his permission to photograph the scene. Having the TG-5 in my pocket was lucky – and I continue to be impressed by how adaptable this camera is – almost to the point of carrying it everywhere I go I suppose. A 🙂


      • My “small” camera is a Canon SX-60 which, I think, offers something a bit different from your TG-5 as it has an equivalent zoom factor of 1365mm. But it does not fit in a pants or shirt pocket and there are times when I’d prefer yours to my iPhone. Something to consider.
        Yes, non-photographers don’t understand us, do they? 🙂 A few years ago I was doing a roadside image of an intimate landscape in a local park. Some folks stopped to ask me what I was shooting and , since most people there are cruising for deer sightings, were disappointed when I said “that rock”. I do suppose a deer might have added something.


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          WOWEE >>> 1365mm!!! I’m married to a 70-300 zoom (I often “see” at 300mm = x6), which in APS-C format goes up to a very useful 450mm – this is with the Nikon Z 6. But even liking telephotos as I do, I think 1365 would be too long for me: holding it steady must be difficult.

          The TG-5 (now the TG-6) has a restricted zoom – 25-100 equivalent – and so there are many long shots that it simply cannot do, but 25 can be very useful; and its “toughness” and portability are impressive. It has a very small sensor and so is not good for bokeh lovers, but then again excellent for getting everything in focus. I find it can be a very adaptable little camera – and it shoots raw, I never shoot anything else.

          Part of my basic photographic mantra is that we are all different in many ways – no rights, no wrongs, just differences – and I know some for whom the way we use photography is an almost entirely alien concept, they simply cannot comprehend what we’re doing – a case in point being the friend whom I asked if I might photograph his hallway and kitchen door – but that’s Life, we are all different.


          • Well, it is the world’s shortest 1365 lens. Even so, I am a rather shaky guy so have to have some sort of support, tripod or bean bag, when it’s fully extended.Raw is my choice as well. I am looking forward to RAW files from the new iPhone 11. All different, yes very true.

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  2. Evocative. Moody. Also makes me think of what is cooking on the other side of the door.


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