Willow beside the Magic Carpark, Tadham Moor; 1 Apr 2016.

A little tree beside a water-filled ditch, in a place I often frequent.  It was most probably planted here to help stabilise the waterway’s soft bank but now, as it gets bigger and heavier, its roots have more and more of a struggle to keep it upright in the soft, black, peaty and ever moist soil.  Its like trying to firmly anchor yourself in wet blancmange and, sooner or later, gravity will – catastrophically – take over.

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D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Fine Art High Key preset and adding a tone.

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. Sallyann says:

    Gravity gets to us all in the end. I sometimes wonder about moving to the moon, but usually decide I like oxygen more than I dislike gravity. 😀


  2. Very simple but very effective. Sorry to be repetitive Adrian 🍀😏


  3. paula graham says:

    We will all end like that, top heavy and struggling to keep upright.On this cheerful note I must say something more positive: well processed shot!!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks for the cheeriness, Your Deariness, a few liquid Belgians seem also to have a wonderful effect on the Verticality Thing. Have been totally flattened by Levels food poisoning but am recovering now. Glad you like the processing, was thinking of lower key or even silhouette, glad this works. A xxx


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