SOMERSET LEVELS 245 – THE VIEW SOUTH: THE MOUTH OF THE BRUE 2

 

 

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This image is best viewed enlarged: click onto it to see a larger version in a separate window.

The mud banks and last lazy meander of the River Brue, south of Burnham-On-Sea; 12 Oct 2015.

The muddy and very sluggish waters of the Brue occupy the centre of the frame, curling round to top left before abruptly veering right between scalloped banks to flow out into the much larger estuary of the River Parrett.

So, the coast of the Somerset Levels – the second largest wetland in the UK after the East Anglian Fens – flat, lush and with lots and lots of mud.  But here we are almost at the Levels’ southern edge, and hills of harder and much older rocks can just be seen off to the south; their slopes start to rise from not far behind that distant misty shore.

The first version of this view, in black and white, can be found here

D700 with 24-120 Nikkor at 120mm; 200 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.

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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.

14 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 245 – THE VIEW SOUTH: THE MOUTH OF THE BRUE 2

  1. Meanderer says:

    Love this, Adrian. The larger version shows the textures beautifully. The colour palette and meandering shapes make it feel very restful.

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  2. icastel says:

    Very nice shot and a nice write-up to go with it. Enjoyable both. Thank you, Adrian 🙂

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  3. Sallyann says:

    The water invites my eyes deeper into the picture, but I grew up with a similar set of mud flats so even without my brain, my feet know better than to follow. 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m glad that they do, Hallysann – let’s all stay away from the Severn’s sludge – but other don’t >>> only a week ago, a family of 5, including 3 young children, got stuck in their car on Uphill beach at MIDNIGHT and had to be rescued!!! I blame GCSE’s. Hope you’re fine, my friend – and that the python is still smiling … which is not something I can really say to any other of my friends … as it happens … 🙂 …

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      • Sallyann says:

        I gave up trying to be normal, it was hard work, and not at all comfortable.
        Thanks, Pollyanna is finally settling in and beginning to explore her new surroundings. 🙂

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          You often come out with things that I think really real and true, and “I gave up trying to be normal, it was hard work, and not at all comfortable.” is right up there with those – keep on keeping on, my friend!!! 🙂

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  4. the eye meanders with the river! great shot!

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  5. paula graham says:

    I like the light and the zigzag of the outlet, interesting shot.

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