STILL LIFE 207 – TREES BESIDE A LAKE 1

 

 


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The Priddy Mineries Nature Reserve is found on the Mendip Hills, south of Bristol.  It is an area of open ground made rugged by lead mining, and it includes a small lake.  I’ve done quite a bit of photography here over the past 15 years, including recently on a very cold, early morning.

Other images from this early morning shoot, already posted, are here: 1 2  .

What is this image looking at?  Well, I am standing on one side of the small lake, looking across it towards some small, bare trees on the opposite shore.  The sun is just rising behind me, and the lower parts of the trees and the ground around them are still in shadow but, above the shadow, the golden, low angle sunlight is bathing both the upper parts of the trees and the pale brown vegetation on the hillside behind.

It is a very still morning, with barely a ripple on the lake’s surface, and this liquid mirror is reflecting the hillside’s warm, sunlit browns, the bright blue of the clear sky, and the trees’ upper branches.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 106mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom, using the Astia/Soft film simulation; Priddy Mineries Reserve, on the Mendip Hills, Somerset; 16 Feb 2018.
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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.

11 Responses to STILL LIFE 207 – TREES BESIDE A LAKE 1

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Isn’t it good that a former mine can be a nature preserve? What wonderful use you made of cool and warm colors – a beautiful image, just nature’s geometry, and that liquid mirror.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hahaha!!! >>> getting up early in the morning is undeniably a strain, but its always good to be out and about, and sometimes – just sometimes! – the light agrees to do its thing! Glad you like this, Lynn, I know you’re into the natural world too. Sometimes mines are just left in ugly obsolescence, but on the Somerset Levels for example, many old peat workings, now flooded, are nature reserves. A 🙂

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  2. Meanderer says:

    Lovely serene image, Adrian. Love those colours 🙂

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  3. paula graham says:

    You cannot go wrong with blue and yellow. Very Striking.

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  4. Lovely reflection!

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  5. This BLOWS MY MIND! Absolutely stunning, my friend.
    XXXATPXXX

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