So, what the hell am I pointing my camera at now?  These are the windows of an empty shop, most probably a victim of both the current general downturn in UK retail, together the on going impoverishment of seaside towns.

These are the shop’s windows, with a white, wooden frame between them.  On the left a smaller window adjacent to the shop’s door, and on the right a larger window facing more out onto the street.  Because the premises are empty, the inside of the windows have been wiped with whitewash to deter curious eyes – there may still be things inside the shop worth stealing, or perhaps it is being refurbished.  Seen from the outside, presumably taking some colour from the sky, the whitewash appears bluish.

Then, on the right of the picture, the larger window reflects the terraced houses in the street, a white van, twin yellow “No Parking” lines and the sky’s dull, wet overcast.

Other recent pictures from Weston are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 .

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

Technique: Z 6 with 24-120 Nikkor lens at 24mm; 12,800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait v2 profile; Weston-super-Mare, Somerset; 3 Jan 2020.

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.

18 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 442 – EMPTY SHOP

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    This is so interesting. It reminds me of similar photo I captured at Bath! Will share. Whitewashed window.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, absolutely, Cybele, almost like a wounded creature I suppose; but UK retail in general is having a hard time, and with the demise of the family holiday at the seaside, most seaside towns are having an extra hard time. A 🙂

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  2. Abstract for sure. Very nice.

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  3. oneowner says:

    I can’t resist the whitewashed windows, either. Fortunately, there are some greenhouses not far from here that help me out. This is a particularly nice shot, A.

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  4. David says:

    The whitewash is much more interesting than the typical options here in the US. Brown craft paper was pretty standard, but recently I’ve been seeing a lot of a translucent cling film kind of material. I’m sure it lets in a lot more daylight and gives a ghostly appearance from the street.

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  5. Kind of abstract painting! 🙂

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