SOMERSET LEVELS 259 – THE VIEW EASTWARDS, BUTLEIGH MOOR 2 (MONO)

 

 

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The view eastwards on Butleigh Moor, south of the Polden Hills; 13 Jan 2016.

A bright and freezing morning out on the Somerset Levels given the piercing clarity of a strong infrared image.

A thin tarmac road arrows into the distance, guarded on its southern side by a line of pollarded willow trees.  Placing the sun behind the nearest willow prevents its dazzling brightness from obscuring the rest of the image.

More on pollarding, and the Levels, can be found here.

The other version of (more or less) this view, with more context, can be found here.

D800 with 16-35 Nikkor at 16mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Strong Infrared High Contrast 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.

17 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 259 – THE VIEW EASTWARDS, BUTLEIGH MOOR 2 (MONO)

  1. Truels says:

    Very fine monochrome, love the lines and the nice tree-sculpture in the foreground.

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  2. krikitarts says:

    Wow! Not only an eloquent rendering of a carefully composed and memorable image, but Ansel would be delighted with your covering all the zones. Great stuff!

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  3. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    I really like your photos from this place… Makes me feel at home. Wonderful composition too.

    Btw; Thanks for all your support on my blog, Adrian. I want you to know that I really appreciate it.

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  4. Meanderer says:

    The willow looks like it is holding up its digits to greet – or to warn!

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  5. Great photo! I love the depth of it.

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  6. The word “stark” popped into my head.

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  7. paula graham says:

    Wonderful, just like Zuid Holland!!

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  8. I see why you love the Levels, bud. ❤️ XXX ATP XXX

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