Not that early as my mornings go, but dense low overcast overhead, far from being penetrated by the weak and still struggling sunrise.  And a car parked in the gloom, dark and covered in tiny pearls of dew, with its misted window catching the glow of a streetlight.  There’s really very little here, just a quiet moment after the end of a night in winter.

There was nothing to lean against to steady myself, and so to spot metering for the brightest part of the window >>> and the very capable TG-5 – just about! – holding things together at 100mm (equiv) telephoto and an exposure of 1/10 second at f4.9.

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

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.  These 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 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 .  Each post will open in a separate window.

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

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 06 profile; south Bristol; 15 Jan 2021.

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. bluebrightly says:

    Somber beauty, in my eyes. You say there’s really very little but there’s really a lot – of mystery – thanks to there being really very little. 😉


  2. This works so nicely! I enjoy your takes on early mornings, a time of day I don’t often see 😏.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you! I’m very much a morning person, and getting out early gets to me – tho age and the pandemic are draining my energy a bit just now. Also I used to take tourists out on wildlife safaris in Kenya, and I was a birder 1967-2002, and for both of these early starts were the thing. 🙂

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  3. Meanderer says:

    It oozes cold damp Winter’s morning!


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