SOMERSET LEVELS 260 – RIVER BANK 1
March 19, 2016 7 Comments
Quite early in the morning, out on Tealham Moor, last Tuesday. The sun has barely risen, there is not the slightest breeze, and the frost is still crisp in all places that the sun has yet to reach. High above me a lone skylark sings, sensing spring’s onset.
Well, what can we see? We are looking across a small, water-filled ditch, not a river at all really, and on the far bank of this little waterway there is a barbed wire fence and some tall, pale plants.
At top left in the frame, there is just a hint of the pale vegetation beginning – gratefully I’m sure – to receive the sun’s warming rays. But the bank itself is facing away from the sun and so remains in deep, cold shadow.
And below this dark bank, lower right in the frame, the motionless water reflects both the sky’s blue, and the sunlit fence and plants that are, otherwise, out of our view.
Looking at a little part of somewhere, the camera has captured it in an otherwise unremarked moment in time. It is a calm moment and the resulting image is calm, and calming, too. And looking at this, I am able to get away for awhile from always doing, doing, doing, and instead get more towards being, being, being – enjoying, and valuing, the moment.
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D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO.