Walking in the lockdown, and photographing the long shadows thrown across a main road by the rising sun.  A shadow photographer – in both senses of the phrase – caught up in a world of stark diagonals.

There are three types of lines here.  Those running from lower right towards upper left are the shadows of roadside trees and utility poles.  The strong black and white lines running up from the lower middle of the frame towards the top right corner are the road’s pale kerb and gutter and, between the two, the black shadow of the kerb on the gutter.  And finally there are the road markings, a thin, dashed white line along the middle of the road at upper left, and other dashed lines, at a bus stop, towards upper right.

Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day.

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

Technique: TG-5 at 65mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Antique Plate 1 preset; south Bristol; 22 June 2020.

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. Sonali Dalal says:

    Wonderful!! I have something similar, which I will share soon.


  2. oneowner says:

    A great many years ago there was a radio (remember that?) show called “The Shadow” and the announcer started each show with the phrase “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men – THE SHADOW KNOWS”. This sort of takes me back to those radio days.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Excellent, Ken, I’m very glad to have stimulated those memories! I’ve never really been a radio fan, tho I can see that,these days, it may well be preferable to the volumes of garbage on TV. I can still remember our first TV, back in the 50s – it was huge, heavy and with a single black and white channel – the BBC!


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