STILL LIFE 14 – TEASELS 2 (MONO)

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Teasels at Stanton Drew, in the Chew Valley, south of Bristol; 1 Aug 2013.

For me, the diffuse darker area “anchors” the shot, helping to push the subject out towards us; and it also displays the thorns on the plant’s stem – and strands of spider’s web – to greater advantage.

You can find an earlier and differently presented Stanton Drew Teasel picture here.   There is also one from the Somerset Levels here.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Landscape preset.
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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.

20 Responses to STILL LIFE 14 – TEASELS 2 (MONO)

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    oouch, it can hurt!! Spikes/thorn look that real!

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  3. Sallyann says:

    My mind plays tricks again.
    The little round teasel stands to attention, the bee, not a bee at all but an arm raised in a salute towards a cap sporting an array of upright feathers. 😀

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      So its tricksy, precioussss! Your mind ought to go on playing such tricks, they’re absolutely wonderful! 🙂 As always, its not what we look at, its what we see – thanks for your glorious thoughts! A

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  4. Robert says:

    For me the contrast between dark and light in your picture highlights the most memorable part of this plant, the hard prickly, spikes – ouch!

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  5. krikitarts says:

    Must love teasels! I was having so much fun contemplating the depths of geometric detail that it took me a few moments to notice the little bumbly bee. It’s a good thing I wasn’t studying the original, or it might have surprised me even more.

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  6. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful! I love the processing here.

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  7. RobynG says:

    Very nice Adrian!

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  8. Leanne Cole says:

    This looks amazing. You should consider emailing it to me Adrian for our Monochrome Madness challenge.

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  9. Malin H says:

    Just so wonderful…

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