Bulrushes; Walton Moor, south of the Polden Hills; 13 Jan 2016.

Crouching down low beside a grove of these reeds, I looked inside, looking into another world. 

Low angle sunlight reached through to me but much remained diffuse and mysterious, a dark world within, somewhere I could only peer and guess at, somewhere I did not belong, somewhere my attempts at entry would only cause chaos and destruction.

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D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.

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.


  1. bluebrightly says:

    Everything’s working well together – the sparkle through dim light, the warm colors, and the sense of space – not to mention the grasses, which positioned themselves perfectly, just for you, eh?


  2. what stunning light and a beautiful image!


  3. Meanderer says:

    Oh, GORGEOUS, Adrian – my favourite kind of photo. I love reeds and you have really brought out the beauty in them here.


  4. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    It looks really soft. Beautiful…


  5. krikitarts says:

    Wonderful work, Adrian. A wonderful reminder of warmer climes. More, please.


  6. athyfoto says:

    Really nice shot Adrian. I am attracted to this sort of image. I have a very similar one to this and it was in my portfolio that I took to a RPS assesment day in Manchester to see if I was anywhere near ready for an actual submission and my image was dismissed as being too dark! Each to his own, I guess they missed the point..


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Frank, thank you very much, glad you like the shot. Blogging has taught me that we are all different in our various likes and preferences, they’re all subjective, and that belief has become a very solid, core part of me. And, as an example, you and I differ in our attitude to the RPS – neither of us is right or wrong, we are just different.

      For me, because photography is such a subjective medium, I regard it as totally impossible for anyone to formally judge my work, and for that reason I avoid the RPS and all competitions. Receiving some likes and positive comments on this blog is good and encouraging but, if I fail to, then that’s life and, at the end of the day, I’m using my gut feelings to produce my images, they are not produced to satisfy anyone else in particular. In my comments to other bloggers, I do say if I like their creations, but I would never dream of trying to impose my likes and values on their work.

      So, in my view, if you like the “too dark” image then I’d go with it, and not let anyone else put you off what you, as an individual, are trying to do >>> haha! its Sunday, but I hope this isn’t a sermon!!! Adrian 🙂


  7. wonderful light and subject, Adrian!


  8. paula graham says:

    Lovely, my friend and beautifully processed


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