There are earlier images in this Parked Car series here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 .Β  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the B&W 04 profile; south Bristol; 16 Jan 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.

11 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 230 – PARKED CAR 13 (MONO)

  1. oneowner says:

    Beautiful shot, A.


  2. Dave says:

    I cannot articulate this one well but it is almost otherworldly – you have taken a common sight and made us really look at it


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you very much, my friend. To me, one of the (many) aims of photography is to try and show the ordinary in an extraordinary way, which will attract others’ attention – and especially the attention of people who are not photographers (and who may well not be visually aware). Your recent image of a doorway in a hedge is an excellent example here.

      Because, in the main, non-photographers do not really look at things, they merely sweep their eyes over scenes, using both their cones of sharp and peripheral vision, so that they receive only general impressions of scenes. Whereas to me, it is far more productive to use only my cone of sharp vision, and to actively – consciously – sweep scenes with that small angle of sharp vision, so that I’m really, consciously looking at things – rather than just glancing at them. πŸ™‚

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      • Dave says:

        And I would agree you do this fantastically in all of your carefully considered photos πŸ˜€


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Thank you, that’s very good to hear. As to considering photos, many of mine are taken very quickly indeed; some have to be of course, to catch the moment, but quite a few others are really quite quick snapshots. So for quite a few of my shots, pre-capture consideration may not be much.

          But post-capture is a very different thing, particularly with regard to cropping, when there may be a lot of considering indeed, with many failed attempts. Two things I think are important here, to me at least. One is that it can be very fruitful NOT to look at images in any detail immediately after I get home from a shoot, but rather to leave them for a day or two, and to return to them with a fresh, non-tired, open mind. And second, if there is time to do so at capture, its often useful to leave a redundant border around compositions in case the images need to be re-aligned (eg for verticals) during processing.

          When all this rubbish is over – and if we survive it, which is a sobering point(!) – maybe it would be good to meet up sometime, as we don’t live too far apart. Stay safe, as they say! πŸ™‚

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  3. Your parked car series is one of my favorites.


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