Busy road 1
Early morning mist, Tealham Moor, south of Wedmore; 8 Apr 2015.

The old and the new.  A smart new vehicle coming south down the tarmac of Jack’s Drove at a good pace and, next to it,  the water-filled ditch (rhyne) which has been here for a century or two, well back into the times when the only vehicles along here were horse drawn.

The rhyne acts as the fence around the field of pasture visible on the right, the gate of which is accessed from the drove via the little bridge.  The metal gate, which is hardly visible on the right, has wooden rails at its sides to stop ever venturesome cattle from trying to squeeze around it and escape.  The droves are tracks between the fields which allow farmers to access their land without crossing that of others.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 270mm; 400 ISO.

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.

8 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 218 – BUSY ROAD 1

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    very moody!!


  2. Sallyann says:

    The smart new vehicle makes for speed and progress, but stepping back in time with the imagination, the horse drawn cart makes for a much more relaxing picture. 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, you’re right. It couldn’t have happened of course, but I’d love to have seen this area when I was born, 65 years ago. There would have been motor vehicles of course, but not that many. And no prettification by commuters – not that that ever gets into my photos! But think of 165 years ago and wow, what a peaceful place this would have been then – and with a proportion of the farm workers wages paid in cider too! 🙂

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  3. krikitarts says:

    Now, that’s the kind of rush hour (peak hour) traffic I’d like to have had to contend with on my daily commute, back before I retired–and, come to think of it, even now. Absolutely idyllic.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Gary, thank you! And I know what you mean about traffic. Nairobi was quite something for that, but I was younger then and the undisciplined cut, thrust and carnage was just a part of life (and often death too) – but other than that I’ve never had to commute in really busy areas – and I’ve been in places where, as in this pic, the rush hour is a single vehicle going past! As you say, idyllic – we’ve just returned from a few days on the coast of Dorset, and one great thing about where we stayed was that we could just walk out and see things without the need for driving – a great luxury! Adrian


  4. paula graham says:

    Looks like the Law coming to see what you are up to, in that mist and murk! I like the result of your skilful processing.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      You often comment on my processing – thank you – glad it gets to you.

      And as for the Law, well one does like a lurk in the murk, from time to time …

      Apologies for this late reply, we’ve just returned from a few days on the Dorset coast. I love Dorset, but don’t seem to get there often. A


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