SOMERSET LEVELS 286 – DAWN IN THE HEADLIGHTS
January 31, 2017 13 Comments
I’d turned off the main road and all at once the narrow lanes in the wetter, flatter country were white in the headlights. Someone had driven down this road before me on this freezing morning and, like me, had no doubt driven with great care. It was difficult to stand up on this icy surface, and the strange thing was that this ice seemed to be affecting only the roads, the surrounding fields looked quite normal.
So I sat in the car, turned the headlights onto fill beam, and took this photo through the windscreen. Dead, yellowing grasses on the sides of the road lead down to a road sign blazing white in the distance – the road turns abruptly to the left down there, and anyone speeding southwards down Kid Gate Road, especially at night, needs to know about that.
There is more about this bitterly cold visit to the Somerset Levels here.
There is another, very different, image illuminated by car headlights here.
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X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 84mm (equiv); 25,600 ISO; illuminated by daybreak and car headlights.