I lived in Kenya and loved the huge, towering skies of Africa.  Nearly 30 years ago (time flies!!!), I returned to the UK and have become (more of less) used to living here once more, although not subscribing to or believing in some of the things that seem to make modern Britain tick.

But I’ve never lost my memories of those tall African skies,  and the wide open skies above the Somerset Levels always remind me of them – and especially those over the Tadham and Tealham Moors, which I never tire of visiting.

This picture looks west over the rough and often untidy pasture of Tealham Moor at sunrise.  The cattle are grazing, there are clouds in the tall sky above, but the horizon is hidden behind a bank of mist at ground level.

There is another image from this early morning shoot here: 1 .

Click onto the image to open another version in a separate window, and click onto that image to further enlarge it.

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 83mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Astia/Soft film simulation; Tealham Moor, on the Somerset Levels; 19 Oct 2018.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, 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. bluebrightly says:

    You married text and image well…you get right to the point, but with a certain delicacy.
    I too have a thing for big skies, though I haven’t seen your huge African skies. Still, when we moved to the Pacific northwest outside Seattle, the landscape, though beautiful and green, was very closed in by the ubiquitous towering Douglas fir trees. We kept driving north, to the county where the landscape opens up into agricultural land, and the light glows a little from all the nearby water. And now we’re here. Yesterday I drove through the fields and enjoyed that wide, expansive feeling again, so this post resonates.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Resonates? Excellent! Yes, I realised sometime back that I’m a creature of the wide open spaces, and for that both Arabia and Africa were wonderful. The famous Cheddar (as in the cheese!) Gorge is near here but I find towering cliffs oppressive – plus knowing the somewhat friable Carboniferous Limestone as I do, I’m always wary of falling rocks. Similarly, closed forests don’t get to me. Once again, we are similar. A 🙂


  2. I hope there’s more coming from this early morning shoot. I love both of these for the sky and the mist and the mood.


  3. Levels. Yes! Stunning.


  4. Somerset has beautiful sunrises too. I love this light blue on the morning


  5. paula graham says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful and that is why I have come to live in Somerset..for the skies!! Still in digs, but hoping to move in soon and start to live again.


  6. Stella says:

    Love the light you’ve captured there with the cow sunlit and the rest misty. That’s gorgeous.


  7. Sallyann says:

    So peaceful, I can see why it’s a favourite place. 😊


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