SOMERSET LEVELS 208 – THE VIEW WEST ALONG TEALHAM MOOR DROVE (MONO)

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The view west along Tealham Moor Drove
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The view west along Tealham Moor Drove, south of Wedmore; 30 Oct 2014.

The drove, a rough track with grass down its centre and puddles, heads off westwards towards the flats south of Westham.

These pollarded Willow trees have already featured in a post, which can be found here.

D700 with 12-24 Sigma at 12mm; 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Full Dynamic Harsh 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.

25 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 208 – THE VIEW WEST ALONG TEALHAM MOOR DROVE (MONO)

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    What an atmosphere you have captured!!! Road works as a wonderful leading line. slight motion one can see in trees on the left. Just amazing!

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  3. Oh the mood here. This looks like the road you take down into the Mississippi delta to sell your soul for blues picking skills. One of my favorites, Adrian .

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  4. I remember the trees. I am floored by the sky here. Lovin’ it, bud.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    What great light. I wonder if you were tempted to brighten the image. I like it this way – it brings you in and sort of puts you off at the same time, with that dark mood. There’s tension.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      No, I was not tempted to lighten it – I have done a few high key landscapes from these Levels and elsewhere, but darker tones get to me, and especially so in black and white – I very much enjoy creating dark mono landscapes – and especially so using Silver Efex Pro 2, my out and out favourite software package.

      That this image both attracts and repels is interesting. Certainly those strong converging lines draw us down into these dark lands – but then the question us, do we want to be there?! I know what you mean about tension, and guess that it has to be good wherever it can be generated – and tho it is here, until you mentioned it I was not conscious of it. Thank you for your thoughts, Lynn! Adrian

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Lynn, I’ve been thinking about your mention of tension, and think there may be some in a photo I’m going to post later today – I’ll mention your thoughts. Adrian

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      • bluebrightly says:

        You might think that with all the tension around us, we need to get away from it, not create more, but I think it’s a good thing, in art. And you know, it’s become really easy for anyone to take decent photos, but those millions of quickly shot photos tend to be “snapshots” or images we’ve seen on some level before, many times. It takes more thought to go farther with the camera and create something that holds the attention longer. Tension between elements of the image can be the factor that stays the eye.

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  6. karijeppesen says:

    …Adrian, you now I love this one so much… (…smiling and smiling for you…)
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. krikitarts says:

    This is exceptional, Adrian. Your haunting treatment of this seemingly-simple study in shapes and perspectives elevates the scene to a new level of abstractness. I had the opportunity to watch Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon again on my flight back from New Zealand, and was pleased that I’d remembered his extraordinary camera work quite accurately. This could have fit seamlessly into one of the darker scenes. Beautiful work.

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  8. bananabatman says:

    Great one Adrian. I really like the silhouette of the trees against that sky. Sorry that I’ve certainly missed a lot recently, but I’m glad I caught this one. Dave.

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  9. paula graham says:

    I am viewing this from Bucks on my way to the Netherland..a very Dutch scene by the way! Lovely pollarded shapes of trees..the puddles, the clouds..it all comes together so well.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Paula, I’m glad you like it – thank you! And Dutch? I’ve heard that parts of the East Anglian fens are very like Holland, so maybe the “West Anglian” fens are too – except of course that we don’t have windmills! Have a good visit to your homeland, my friend. Adrian 🙂

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  10. I just adore your dark moody landscapes (have I said this before)??? – this to me is undoubtedly one of your best. It just wouldn’t work as well in colour. This is superb!

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