Selfie with a road sign
Quite early on a morning in spring, and Jack’s Drove, the road north across the Tadham and Tealham Moors, is blocked; 10 Apr 2014.

The jet black area that cuts horizontally through my silhouette is the water-filled ditch that separates the rough pasture of the field at the top of the frame from the road on which I’m standing.  These wet ditches do duty as fences hereabouts.

D700 with 16-35 Nikkor at 16mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro2, starting at the Dramatic preset, and restoring the sign’s colour.

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:

    Nice selfie! But road is not closed ahead :). With your wonderful photography it is wide open 🙂


  2. Malin H says:

    I really like this selfie of your, my friend!
    Excellent and well composed too. 🙂


  3. great stuff, Adrian!


  4. Meanderer says:

    Looks like there was a fork in the road 🙂


  5. LensScaper says:

    I tried something like this the other day and I came out just the same. Man on stilts. Strikingly angled sign.


  6. krikitarts says:

    And did that sign prevent you from venturing beyond it? Somehow, I think not!


  7. Selfie! Yay! I like what you did to this, with the red and then you with what? Giant legs? Nice.
    xxx ATP


  8. Ah, you and your selfies! Where would my blogging world be without them – great shot 🙂

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  9. bananabatman says:

    At first sight Adrian, the water filled ditch seems to provide you with a pair of arms, held out to echo the message of the road sign. Then I realise that the real arms are part way up the bank on the other side. Never mind. I can switch back to my first impressions which I prefer. Great ‘selfie’ and ‘colour pop’. Dave.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Now you mention it, Dave, the ditch and my shadow do rather resemble that famous statue Up North, so perhaps rather than an Angel Of The North, I could be a FATman Of The South??? (Far too much moral obligation being an angel anyway, well, unless one becomes a fallen one of course …) >>>>>Thanks for the idea – and your kind thoughts!!! Hope you’re both well. Adrian


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