SOMERSET LEVELS 243 – THE VIEW SOUTH: THE MOUTH OF THE BRUE (MONO)

 

 

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The view south over the mud banks and last lazy meander of the River Brue before it empties into the much larger estuary of the River Parrett, which is at top right; 12 Oct 2015.

The muddy coast of the Levels, immediately south of Burnham-On-Sea – and anyone foolhardy enough to try wading across this narrow stretch of water and mud to the Brue’s other bank would most probably have to be rescued by professionals in the trade.

The rocks in the foreground are totally foreign.  This is a coast of mud and some sand too, with builders’ rubble at the top of the beach here to help bolster the sea defences.

The far off line of pylons are coming from the two Hinkley Point atomic power stations, which are just out of shot at top right.  Amidst considerable controversy, a third station is being built there.  My feelings on that?  Well, simply that however it is produced, the UK does need to start getting more power from somewhere.

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D700 with 24-120 Nikkor at 70mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Structure Harsh 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.

4 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 243 – THE VIEW SOUTH: THE MOUTH OF THE BRUE (MONO)

  1. lovely mud and the designs!!

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  2. paula graham says:

    Mud, mud , gorgeous mud..I can well see the attraction to photograph it. You got a great foreground boulder, to add lots of interest.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, to be honest I’m not too sure about that boulder! Years ago, when I first started wide angle landscape photography with a 28mm lens, I often tried for something striking in the foreground, but now that all seems a bit formulaic – or maybe I’m not thinking straight this morning after a bad night of bursitis! 😦 Anyway, thanks for your thoughts, my friend – will be in touch soon re lunch. Adrian

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