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.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

18 Responses to FANTASY 26 – BLUE SUNRISE (MONO)

  1. Sallyann says:

    Nice … especially the twinkle. 🙂


  2. krikitarts says:

    Wow–blue is right! I’m usually not a great fan of the prime element being in the exact center, but it sure works here!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      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


  3. Malin H says:

    And I say brilliant about this!


  4. The star is stunning, but so is the ‘aura’ around the tree. Fabulous, Adrian.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      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


  5. icastel says:

    Very nice processing, my friend. I like the Sun filtering through the tree and how it creates an aura around it.


  6. Meanderer says:

    Wonderful and beautiful and magical with a meditative quality about it. Love it!


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