A misty early morning along Chasey’s Drove, on Common Moor, just north of Glastonbury, on the Somerset Levels; 10 Aug 2003.

I have an ongoing love affair with the big, bold, black silhouettes of trees.  I probably find them very powerfully graphic, I don’t know, but I do know that they never cease punching me right in the eye – I can’t get enough of them – as witness some of the Mendip Hills posts. 

I like this one particularly – the tree’s black bulk rises just about on the left vertical third and to the right of its vast trunk is a glimpse of misty, early morning countryside which, compared to this brooding, masterful giant, is insignificant, blurry backdrop, a pale contextual glimmer.

Tripod-mounted OM-4 with 85mm-250mm Zuiko; Fuji Velvia 50 colour slide, rated at 64 ISO.


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.

16 Responses to ARCHIVE 197 – DARK, BROODING GIANT

  1. Beautiful silhouette and feeling of the power


  2. bluebrightly says:

    I like the play between background and foreground – the tree has a strong presence, for sure, but the colors and softness beyond really beckon.


  3. krikitarts says:

    I remember this clearly as well. Yes, well worth another contemplative look!


  4. fantastic mood- the silhouette is so effective!! Haunting!!


  5. Meanderer says:

    I remember this one from before, and it still packs a punch. Love the contrast between that strong silhouette and the beautiful soft and hazy blues and greens in the background.


  6. paula graham says:

    Yea, I share that obsession!! xx Lovely shot and lovingly achieved.


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