Sunrise behind a young Alder on Jack’s Drove, Tadham Moor, on the Somerset Levels; 28 Aug 2013.

Alders are wet country trees, they like “to have their feet in the water”.  This one, still a bush really, is up along Jack’s Drove, growing between the road and the water-filled ditch alongside it.

The sun was rising and I got within the young tree’s shadow.  The ultra-wideangle made sure the tree’s branches reached wide in the frame, reaching out to embrace the camera  – and, I hoped, me too –  and I made sure the rising sun was visible through the tree, as a brilliant, star-shaped brightness.

D700 with 12-24 Sigma at 12mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2’s Tin Type preset, with heavy Cyanotype tone.


    • I know what you mean about the exact centre of the frame, Gary – but there are times when it does the job >>> its like most things, not to be automatically discounted! Here, the leading lines in the young tree are all pointing in at it and the dark vignette encircles it. A


    • Thanks, Gem – the aura around the tree is in fact produced by my processing. Left to itself, the whole sky would be the paler blue colour, but I’ve used a dark vignette to make it a much darker blue in the top left and top right corners of the frame – what a low down, cheating Brit – avoid him at all costs!!!!!! 😉

      Hope you’re fine! We are faced with appalling weather tomorrow – tidal surges, Bristol’s flood gates deployed for the first time, I hate to think how the Levels will make out! A xxx


This blog has two pleasures for me - creating the images and hearing from you - so get your thoughts out to the world!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.