Not sure this is Paradise but, if it is, I wasn’t allowed in.  Even, in desperation, venturing to mention my untarnished soul failed to gain me entry, the general feeling being that, if my soul really is in such pristine condition, I must have had it Photoshopped.

The first picture of Paradise, of a rather more accepting and welcoming scene, can be found here .

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 83mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Stanton Drew, near Bristol; 6 July 2018.

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.

15 Responses to STANTON DREW 49 – PARADISE 2

  1. Meanderer says:

    I like the way the arrow heads on top of the metal fence appear to be pointing to the tree and the shaft of sunlight – emphasising what you have to be kept from 🙂


  2. Odd how they covered up the word ‘please’. 🤔 hmmmm…
    Beautiful color. 💚


  3. May be you should Photoshop an orange in there, hanging down the tree… 🙂


  4. paula graham says:

    Yes, I remember your initial foggy photo of this area. Keep out signs get my back up , but…what can you do…we have no right to roam in England.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well, to be fair, this is someone’s front garden, though it is separated from their house by a narrow lane – and its the place where those close up chicken photos were taken, this is the chickens’ roaming area! 🙂


  5. Sallyann says:

    Cobblers… Good for repairing the soul.

    Just like cake when you’re on a diet, or shoes in a shop window after closing time… Most things seem better when you’re unable to have them. So don’t go through the gate, keep out at a respectable distance but look at the tree often, enjoy the view, and the grass in paradise will seem greener and greener.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I love your words! This has to be one of your best utterances – which is really saying a lot!!! – and you have substantially brightened my Sunday morning – thank you, Hallysan! 🙂

      And I love your wise advice. Being the big, macho git that I am, I’m having a little trouble with the closed shoe shop thing but, otherwise, I’m right in there – you have wonderful outlooks on Life! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      • Sallyann says:

        My outlook on life is a bit skewif, I’m going slowly bonkers, but a little girl I heard of a long time ago was told that “all the best people are. ”
        I struggle to keep my happy thoughts so I have to make or find as many as I can, as often as I can to stay sane (my brand of sane anyway) and if I can make someone else happy too, that’s twice the amount of happy thoughts for me.
        Always happy to share a smile. 😊


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Well, for skewif, in my book, read imaginative, free-thinking, and also, good. I’m a bit like you: it seems to me that one of the things to aim at in Life, is to make others laugh and smile and, happily, I find that I sometimes can. I wish you luck in your struggle for happy thoughts: if you need silliness, laughter and sheer plain nonsense, well FATman Photos awaits you, Ma’am! 🙂

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