Dark early morning; waiting for the bus to work.

Recent Going to Work posts are here: 93 94 95 96 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Click twice onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens used in APS-C format to give 450mm; 12,800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Neutral v2 profile; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Darken Contrast Vignette preset and adding a high Coffee tone; Victoria Street, central Bristol; 29 Nov 2019.


You can see a summary of the Going to Work series here .

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1213, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2324, 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 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 Each will open in a separate window.


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.

12 Responses to PEOPLE 384 – GOING TO WORK 97 (MONO)

  1. Andrew says:

    It’s amazing what ISO 12800 can do nowadays. I don’t know if this is a calibrated ISO – I have heard that Fuji’s 6400 is probably closer to other manufacturers 3200 – but even so it’s pretty impressive.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Andrew. But this is where you and I differ a little: I’d never heard of calibrated ISOs before. Generally, for quite sometime now, I’ve been attempting to pursue a simple life. I suppose photography is something of an exception to this, but I really relish its creative potential – LOL! having been in science and numbers all my life, I’m relishing indulging my creative side!

      So, while understanding some of photography’s technical side, largely courtesy of a subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine, I simply go with what the camera tells me its doing. LOL! and if its not telling me the truth then that’s OK as long as it comes up with the images because, for me, the final image is everything, completely irrespective of its means of production. I read recently of the Z 6 being used at 100,000 ISO I think, and I’ll be interested to see its results. Adrian


      • Andrew says:

        I don’t think we differ in the emphasis on output, Adrian. I read that some manufacturers were calling 3200 as 6400 to claim better ‘high ISO’ but as I rarely shoot above 3200 anyway I don’t mind. My M240 is set to max 1600 and to be honest when I look at the output I don’t know what the ISO was between 160 and 1600 unless I look at the EXIF metadata. Somewhere I read that Fuji claims its monochrome shots look best at ISO 2000. It gives them a ‘film’ feel. Of course you could always still a roll of Ilford HP5 in a camera. I don’t do a huge amount in processing – I have LR Classic and I used to use Silver Efex Pro but for some reason it doesn’t seem to like my new macOS Catalina. I could use it on my old laptop. I was in Finance for 30+ years. Retired in 2011 and somehow find myself working again from choice but my main interest is natural history and I combine photography with that. Documentary street photography is an occasional foray. I love the old timers – Fan Ho is Hong Kong’s Cartier Bresson. I am not so smitten by some of the modernists like Bruce Gilden. I don’t subscribe to any magazines although I have my father’s old Leica Photography issues from the early 60s!

        The Nikon Z6 looks a good body. But ISO 100,000……. wow. I might even have to use noise reduction. Lol. We are incredibly lucky with what is available nowadays.


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Andrew, thank you for this long and interesting reply. I’ve often read that high ISO images converted to B+W look good and I can well believe it. I’m very much into the thought that, especially where photographic conditions are bad / difficult, any image is better than no image, and I’ll very probably being pushing the Z 6 to high ISOs, its reassuring to have the option.

          An M240 eh? Wow!!! I once owned a Minilux and that was both handy and very good quality.

          I’m using LR Classic too, and am a great fan of SEP2 too >>> though (reluctantly!) having to admit that LR can do a good job with B+W in many situations.

          Natural history has been my life really: geologist from about 5, and later an academic; frenetic birder 1967-2002; led safaris in Kenya 1985-9; wrote A Bird Atlas of Kenya.

          Retired, I’m dedicated to never ever being employed again!!! I do a bit of street too – don’t know Fan Ho, but quite like Bruce Gilden’s approach, though lacking the nerve to replicate it!

          And I TOTALLY agree – we are incredibly lucky with what is available nowadays. Very good to be in touch with you, Andrew. Adrian 🙂


  2. I agree with Paula. Not exactly looking forward to a day at work. Either of them.


  3. paula graham says:

    They look suitably miserable! Great compo.


  4. Excellent with the abstract on the right! Cheers for the weekend!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Harrie!!! A very good weekend to you too – LOL! out very early yesterday, then rather too much Duvel on my return, and so to feeling a little fragile today >>> but all will doubtless healed by some more Duvel later!!! 🙂

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