SOMERSET LEVELS 191 – A FARMER AND HIS WIFE, OFF TO CHECK THEIR CATTLE AS THE DAWN BREAKS

 

A farmer and his wife
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A farmer and his wife, off in their Land Rover to check on their cattle out on Tadham Moor, after the long, late November night; 27 Nov 2014.

Having been lost (see my previous post), I was having a delayed second breakfast of hot coffee and thick, bitter marmalade sandwiches in the Magic Carpark, when this old couple drove by, waving and smiling in a very friendly way, and made off down the foggy track to make sure that all was well with their cattle after the long, cold night.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 86mm; 6400 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.

11 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 191 – A FARMER AND HIS WIFE, OFF TO CHECK THEIR CATTLE AS THE DAWN BREAKS

  1. Sallyann says:

    A smile and a wave, even from strangers make a lot of things feel better, aided of course by a second breakfast, even a delayed one. 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Oh you’re absolutely right, you’re a maniac after my own heart! A smile always helps, and second breakfasts – especially out in the open air – are downright luxurious! 🙂

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  2. Meanderer says:

    Love this, Adrian. It has a feeling of nostalgia about it, which is very appealing. Is it a sign of getting old when one wants to hark back to things in the past where it feels more comfortable? Or is it me going through something once again …….?

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m glad you like this, my friend. I’ve processed it with Color Efex Pro to give it a slightly non-photographic look, which probably explains your feelings of nostalgia – the changes are to do with clarity and colour.

      Yes it may be a sign of getting old, but who really cares? Are we going to adhere only to the present, despite discomfort, so as not to be thought of – or not to think of ourselves as – old? M …. M … come to the old side …. it is your density ….

      And if you’re going “through something once again”, maybe you should go easy on the fruit teas … shudder … 😉 ….. sorry for the shudder thing …..

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  3. Looks like something out of an old movie. Nice!

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  4. Superb shot…love the darkness of your landscapes (although I may have said that previously).

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  5. paula graham says:

    nice photo and nice of these folk to check to see if you were ok..there are still kind and caring people around.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Paula! Yes, there are nice people down there – I always talk to the farmers on the Levels when I get a chance – they’re friendly, they really know the place, and its good to hear their points of view. Adrian

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