SOMERSET LEVELS 236 – DEAD TREE ALONGSIDE NEW LIFE (MONO)

 

 

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Tree stump beside a sapling, Westhay Moor, south of Wedmore; 26 June 2015.

Death and new life, the great cycle, in the raw – stark, gaunt.  And with no frills – if this were for sale in Tesco, it would probably be in their Everyday Value range.

And all set against a backdrop that may be a hard, dark and confining stone wall or that may, if hope is rewarded, be something with a much broader view.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 220mm; 1600 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Pinhole 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.

6 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 236 – DEAD TREE ALONGSIDE NEW LIFE (MONO)

  1. icastel says:

    Love this. The tones are awesome and that bit of mystery regarding the background… I think it’s definitely the ocean. Maybe.

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  2. krikitarts says:

    I suspect that the faded tree with its gnarled, old bark could tell some fascinating tales from its past–as, hopefully, can we, on occasion.

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  3. paula graham says:

    Excellent..both as a photo and the fact ‘they’ left it, dead and rotting vegetation is so important for wildlife. Like the toning.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      The part of the Levels that I frequent is rough and ready, and often very untidy, farmland; sometimes the dead wood is moved, sometimes not – but never in the interests of prettification. I rarely keep a note of these details, but I think its a light copper tone, just something to move it a little way away from straight b+w. Thanks for your good words!

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