Looking south down East Water Lane
Looking south down East Water Lane; 7 Aug 2014.

And what awaits us in that blazing whiteness at the road’s end?  Can’t resist dipping into Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, where Nogood Boyo has probably got it right – “I don’t know who’s up there and I don’t care.”.

D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 210mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Key 1 preset, reducing Structure and adding a heavy Selenium 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.


  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    Looks like infra Red photography.


  2. This is fabulous. I like the light(?) streaming across the road and how everything looks all swirly. (Am I getting to technical for you? LOL)
    (Will be getting to the email. Sissy is here taking up my time 😀 )


  3. I agree with Gary, when I first saw the image I wondered if it was IR – yet again SEP2 comes up trumps! I have IR on my mind at the mo, getting my D90 back from conversion this week – am very excited and looking forward to what I suspect will be a HUGE learning curve 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, SEP2, wow what software!!! I know little about real IR, having only used some SEP2 IR presets, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing your IR output – it will be a learning curve, but doing it digitally has to be easier than using IR film! Good luck! A


  4. Meanderer says:


    Just read your reply to Paula: Sarah Connor, eh? I have to say I really like the Terminator films.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well, once again, my gob has never been so smacked – how do the Terminators fit in with Wilts wildflowers??? >>> but, no, I’m winding you up … again … and am now attempting to dig myself out of said hole by imagining Arnie glaring at Lesser Celandines …. and … “I’ll be back!” ….. and the flowers wailing “Where are the Greater Celandines when you need ’em?!” …

      I think Terminator 2 is my favourite, and I also think I lent it to Daughter Mine and that it is now “whereabouts unknown” …

      And, after mutual Terminator admirations, I think that my differences with U3A over the image group point to yet another similarity between us two – square peg in round hole syndrome.

      Thank you for liking the picture, my friend. A


      • Meanderer says:

        It shows how complex we all are, doesn’t it? Two faces of a coin – or something!

        Shame about the U3A thing. The problem with groups is that they don’t like outsiders with a different way of seeing and thinking. To be absorbed into a group one has to surrender one’s individuality to a certain extent.


  5. krikitarts says:

    I can’t help thinking (1) infrared film, (2) sudden late-summer frost, or (3) radioactivity. I’m happy to see that it’s just you having fun with your SEP2 (though i certainly wouldn’t put it past your creative urges to delve back into classic IR once in a while).


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Fun is true but not quite totally descriptive – to me, using SEP2 is a real joy. Of course I like black and white anyway, but using SEP2 to create it is simply a wonderful experience – as you well know, the breadth and responsiveness of the programme is just wonderful. I’m into CEP4 too, not to such depths though, but it too is wonderfully useful. As and for my creative urges – well they may lead anywhere!!! >>> one of the joys of photography!

      Thanks for your thoughts, my friend! I trust that you’re continuing to mend after your operation? Hope so! A


  6. paula graham says:

    Like it lots, Adrian..full of symbolism and questions about the road ahead.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Good, I’m glad you like it, Paula – thank you! I’m really not much good at symbolism but, yes, the road ahead, the unknown – which reminds me of Sarah Connor in Terminator 2 – “The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope.” – no, I’m not a film enthusiast to any depth, but certain ones do stick in my mind. And how did I get into Terminator films? Through my kids, how else? A 🙂

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