SOMERSET LEVELS 267 – DITCH BESIDE WET ROAD, TADHAM MOOR (MONO)

 

 

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A wet morning on Tadham Moor, south of Wedmore; 29 April 2016.

Most of the picture, especially the foreground, is taken up with the blank whiteness of reflective water.  This is one of the water-filled ditches, a rhyne (rhymes with scene), that take the place of  fences in this part of the world.  At the farthest end of the water there is a silhouetted tree, a hawthorn I think, which is reflected on the water’s surface.  To the right is the wet and shiny surface of Totney Drove, a single track, tarmac lane.  And far off are the misty tops of some trees.

All of the lines in the composition converge upon – perhaps even give the impression of rushing in upon – that little tree.  By which I mean the two pale lines formed by the water and the wet road, and the areas of darkness – the ground and the vegetation – that enclose those two pale lines.

Harking back to an impression that I’ve had before, the tree may not in fact be a tree at all but, rather, the explosion caused by the rush into collision of those three, converging lines of solid, forceful blackness.

D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 1600 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Silhouette EV 0.5 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.

6 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 267 – DITCH BESIDE WET ROAD, TADHAM MOOR (MONO)

  1. Stunning… You know what I think of your landscape photography.

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  2. paula graham says:

    Wet, wet, wet, is the story of our autumn, winter , spring and we wait with baited breath for ‘summer!’ Startling shot, breaking all the camera club rules, I love it!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well you know I like too break rules – and then see what happens; sometimes it works and sometimes not. But didn’t Bob Dylan say something like “Those old rules are only in your head” and, like quite a few other things, that’s very true. But your mention of camera clubs sends shivers down my spine and places a heavy and cold hand upon my heart. Except for my truly monumentally patient wife, when we’re away on holiday, photography is for me a solitary affair, with absolutely no hint of rules, judges or competitions.

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