ARCHIVE 131 – SKYSCAPE OVER TEALHAM (MONO)

 

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A squall bears down on Tealham Moor, on the Somerset Levels south of Wedmore; 15 Aug 2006.

The fisheye lens is pointed slightly upwards, which makes the horizon describe a graceful arc.  A few bushes and trees, the dimly seen rail of a gate and some small pools give substance to the land. 

The clouds are darkened to add drama (March 2015 note – darkened too much down towards lower right, I think), and I’ve added a faintly creamish tone, which is rather a favourite of mine.

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F6 with 15mm Sigma fisheye; Fuji Velvia 100 colour slide, rated at 125 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2.
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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.

14 Responses to ARCHIVE 131 – SKYSCAPE OVER TEALHAM (MONO)

  1. alexraphael says:

    Fantastic effect

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  2. Sallyann says:

    A picture of planet Tealham, viewed from the orbiting satellite Fatman, forever caught in its gravitational pull. 😀

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  3. Love the fisheye. Sometimes Jeff gives me the fisheye. But that’s another story (and maybe just an ATP story at that.) 😍

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I do like that emoticon – my knees have just gone all unnecessary again! And dying to hear about Jeff giving you the fisheye – oh do tell, Gemma, do tell!!! >>> I shall dally daily, desperately dizzied and definitely dazzled, at my Despatch Box!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  4. bananabatman says:

    Great use of the ‘fisheye’ Adrian. It works well with the clouds.

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  5. paula graham says:

    Well I never, that is an amazing effect , I can well see how some folk get addicted to this kind of lens.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      The great thing is though, not to use this effect too frequently, or it will very soon become boring and a cliché. Tilting of the fisheye produces curvature as with this horizon, but if the camera is held perfectly horizontally, ie without any tilt, the effect is of an extreme wide angle lens, which can be even more striking. A

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  6. krikitarts says:

    Definitely (and dizzyingly) dramatic!

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