Pollarded Willow in the mist on the Tadham-Tealham Moors, on the Somerset Levels; 8 Aug 2003.

Originally in colour, I’ve reduced this image to low contrast and misty monochrome, so that it more resembles a pencil drawing than a photograph.

Olympus OM-4 with 85mm-250mm Zuiko;  Fuji Velvia 50 colour slide; converted to mono in Capture NX2.


  1. Your talent at unexpected transformation is a real gift, Adrian. When I first looked, I was sure it was shot in a blizzard in mid-winter, not high summer. Beautiful. And happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful that I know and share the friendship of clever and talented folks like you.


    • Thank you, Sonali – my weakness too! Yes, I get behind on the emails and the backlogs as well – its often a choice between creating new images for the blog and replying to blog emails.

      But this Self-Indulgence series is resurrecting previous posts – so you can see older ones. A


    • Yes, you’re right, Helen, I’d looked at that too – I might be able to exclude the other tree with a pale vignette although it appears that there’s one there already >>> so I’m going to leave it as it is – but good point – thanks for your thoughts! Adrian


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