Nighthawk – A Cyclist’s Take

I’ve always been a fan of Edward Hopper‘s paintings and his portrayals of big city solitude and melancholy. I love his gaunt style and his use of iconic architecture and his clever placement of figures in impersonal public space to convey a sense of isolation and loneliness. When I spied this desolate street corner in Hastings one morning, in the small hours, so many of the elements there reminded me of a Hopper painting that I couldn’t resist doing my own take on his 1942 classic Nighthawks. I fiddled a bit with the sliders in Lightroom to give the image a more painterly quality.