Forestry plantation 2
Forestry plantation east of North Hill; 6 Apr 2015.

A shaft of early morning light from Our Star pierces the great pines’ towering darknesses.

And in my mind, these trees have closed around this little glade, maybe in awe of its light.  And maybe conscious too that any closer approach will extinguish that which so fascinates them, that which they hold to be, during the fleeting moments of star-rise, so precious.

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The first of these images is here.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Colour Efex Pro 4.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      To say I’m impressed by your poem is vast understatement, my friend – its magical both in what it talks about and in the words you’ve used – and its a perfect accompaniment to my photo – great stuff! 🙂

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  1. Meanderer says:

    Love this, Adrian – especially the chocolatey rich velvety textures!


  2. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    This is magic, my friend. Pure magic. ‘Nuff said.


  3. Great image – what wonderful timing to be able to capture a perfect shaft of light – I can almost see the fairies gathering there!!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      One thing about roaming with the 70-300 is that it allows very quick responses to even moderately distant things that come into view – framing, focusing, spot metering, etc – and so its very good at “grabbing passing moments” like this one – I wouldn’t be without it.

      I wish there had been fairies there, I would have liked nothing better than that – I suppose I’m rather a “dual character” – on the one hand, an ex-scientist and analyst, logical, rational …. but then there are the realms of my imagination and oh wowwww …………. I wish for example that all of the Glastonbury legends were true – I know that they’re not, but I nevertheless, very much, wish that they were. Thanks for your good thoughts, Lisa. Adrian 🙂

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  4. paula graham says:

    Mystery, Magic and Mood galore. Wonderful photo, beautifully processed and framed.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Paula, thank you very much indeed! Writing this post early this morning, the words of Dylan Thomas came into my mind, as they often do – ” dewfall, starfall, the sleep of birds in Milk Wood” – do you know Under Milk Wood? Recommended! I did enjoy your recent post about love – wonderful stuff! A 🙂


  5. kaytechworld says:

    Reblogged this on .


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