SOMERSET LEVELS 145 – SHOOTING INTO THE GLARE

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Low angle sunlight shining through mist on Tadham Moor, south of Wedmore; 10 Apr 2014.

Driving westwards across Tadham Moor with the sun rising behind me, I started encountering low banks of mist which were decidedly mobile, appearing and disappearing with disconcerting rapidity.  I was heading for the Magic Carpark but suddenly became aware that the mist ahead was fast disappearing, and so I swerved into a field entrance, leapt out of the car and looked back behind me, into the glare – and started firing.

As usual, there was a short length of fencing beside the gate to the field, which extended down from the gate to the water-filled ditch that otherwise forms the field’s boundary.  So I placed this in the foreground as a silhouette for depth, focused on it with a large aperture – and let the misty landscape behind it look after itself.  This backdrop consists of the rough, rather greyish pasture of the field, behind which are a few thin bushes and shrubs along the field’s edge – these are standing above another wet ditch which is the field’s far boundary.

Beyond this boundary, the next field holds greener grass and, in the distance, the faint silhouettes of larger trees can just be seen.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.
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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.

10 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 145 – SHOOTING INTO THE GLARE

  1. Sallyann says:

    Think I prefer this one, the fence gives me more of a feeling of “being there”. 🙂

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  2. RobynG says:

    Gorgeous, Adrian! The light! Wow!

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  3. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful! The colours are lovely. Like a dream.

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  4. Very atmospheric and beautiful!

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  5. Sue Vincent says:

    Really beautiful Adrian! I love the gilded mists.

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