Fence post
Fence around the edge of the reservoir at Herons Green, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 6 Apr 2015.

I thought about restoring the colour to the little plant – is it a lichen??? – but ended up deciding that it would be a distraction.

There is another image of this fence here (although you’d never know it from the post’s title!).

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Architectural preset.

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.

6 Responses to CHEW LAKE 19 – FENCE POST (MONO)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    So dynamic – it’s the diagonal, and the strong shapes, and contrast, and yes, no need to give color to the lichen because it would distract.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Lynn, its good to hear what you like about this, its good to hear the details – I’m glad I resisted the temptation to re-introduce colour! Its said that one of an artist’s hardest jobs is to know when a painting is finished, and the advent of digital manipulation has brought photographers significantly nearer to that conundrum. A


  2. Meanderer says:

    Love the vividness of this one – I feel that I can reach out and touch it. Yes – that looks like a little lichen!

    Hope all is good with you.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hi M! >>> yes I’m alright, thanks – still losing weight but now getting to the time where my Spartan (except for Duvel!) diet is starting to become hard work, but I’m hanging on in there – and hanging out less there too! A lunchtime walk in town was especially trying – all the gorgeous smells from the cafes etc – aaarrrggghhhhh!

      How are you doing? Any work or other plans? I hope you’re fine.

      Thanks for the lichen id – I’m often at sea with my botanicals! Glad you like it – yes, it does seem to be bursting out of the page! A 🙂


  3. paula graham says:

    Super shot, truly appeals to me, the symbolism is so poignant. Imo you made the right move by not picking out the colours of that bit of plant. Well simple, so good.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Paula, thank you very much indeed, I’m so glad this gets to you so much. But, re all the problems you’re having with sending comments to me, I’m sure that this one came through fine the first time. So I won’t show any more of you questions etc re this, if that’s ok, as things seem cleared up now. I often trawl both the Reader and Freshly Pressed, making comments, often to bloggers I’ve never contacted before, and as far as I know my comments get through – in fact I’m certain some do, as I receive replies. Anyway, let’s see how events progress. Thank you again. Adrian 🙂


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