Walking into the sunrise, walking towards a van, walking home.  At first the glare from the sun was totally dazzling, I was in a world of blinding highlights and impenetrable silhouettes.  But as I moved into the van’s shadow, there appeared this view in through its dew-soaked windscreen.

The steering wheel is at lower left, and one of the black wiper blades at lower right.  The circular black spot attaches the faintly seen rear view mirror to the inside of the windscreen, and there are also the vague outlines of seats with headrests and the illuminated panes of its rear windows – through which the sun is shining onto the inside of the windscreen.

The Looking at Cars series: looking back through the nine years of the FATman Photos archives (and some new images too), I’m posting pictures of cars in various contexts and styles.  Earlier Looking at Cars posts are here: 1 (with context); 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

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 61mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 01 profile; south Bristol; 9 Oct 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. I like this one a lot, Adrian—for the colors and shapes and fact that it’s a car. I think you have really hit on something with your Looking at Cars series. You’re exploiting something no one else thinks twice about. Long may this series live.


  2. a beautiful abstract!


  3. Meanderer says:

    What a striking abstract! The blocks of colour are so pretty 🙂

    We’re back in strict lockdown for a couple of weeks from Friday. Not much change for us personally, but it will be hard for some.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m glad it gets to you, my friend. Yes, I see about the lockdown, but I think its needed >>> and I envy you (and NI too) because at least you have governments that can see the need and which do not shirk from taking the necessary action, whereas the English government just lurches from one ineptitude to the next. Several have said that they seem to be making up policy on the hoof, and I can see little evidence contrary to that. 😦

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      • Meanderer says:

        Yes – it’s a pretty bold and assertive move by the Welsh gov. I like the way they communicate with the people – and business; we’re treated like grown ups. Also, I haven’t heard anyone else say the word ‘virus’ the way Mark Drakeford says it – he makes it sound beautiful and musical in his soft Welsh lilt 🙂

        The Manchester situation could be interesting …….


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Love the bit about “virus” pronounciation!!!! 🙂

          The Manchester situation should never have arisen, a government should govern but this one just keeps on messing up, One of my heroes(!!!), Ms Sturgeon, is not going to have any such nonsense in Scotland. 🙂

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    The complexity and colors make this special.

    Liked by 1 person

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