The bottom of our garden, where the Little People live and FATman often wanders in wonder; 15 Apr 2013.

The tilting forward of the fisheye lens produces a bowed up, dome-like effect to the rough lawn.  The Lower Apple Tree exits through the top left frame corner, and the two large oak leaves at lower right anchor the foreground.

D700 with Sigma 15mm full frame fisheye; 800 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2, starting with the Pinhole preset, and given the look of Kodak 100 TMAX Pro mono film.

UPDATE: this was originally posted in the Fantasy category, three years ago, and fantasy is what it is.  It does depict reality but, thanks to the fisheye, in a rather distorted way – and my mention of Little People betrays those I would love to encounter here in the dimness of a dawn or dusk.  As it is, this rather rough and unkempt little patch of grass is regularly trodden by badgers, foxes, squirrels and muntjac deer – while the garden bird list stands at exactly 60 species – and for the company of all of these (and many other) creatures we are grateful.


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 ARCHIVE 222 – MAGIC GARDEN (MONO)

  1. paula graham says:

    Yea…I recognise the abode of the elves and the hobbits…good, safe place to linger.

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  2. Sallyann says:

    Fantasy indeed… Did you get right up close to the troll or ork to photograph his rough head with his single tuft of hair, or did you use a bit of zoom? 😮

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  3. Love it Adrian and as a gardener myself I always said, you must leave an overgrown and unkempt section of the garden for the wild spirits to come and play.


  4. Hello Adrian, finally I have posted you on ‘strata of the self’:
    Thanks for joining in, 🙂


  5. bluebrightly says:

    I like the way this seems to be some nice round thing you could run your hand along. Great effect!


  6. It looks like a lot of things – the surface of the moon. A giant radish. But whatever I see, I love it. Your version of litte people appeals but natures creatures hits the spot too. Lovely place to rest and ponder. XXX ATP XXX


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