SOMERSET LEVELS 314 – LOOKING EAST, TOTNEY DROVE (MONO)

 

 


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Looking eastwards along Totney Drove, a single track, tarmac road on Tadham Moor.  Tall Willows are silhouetted by the sunrise, and water-filled rhynes (ditches) flank the road on either side.  The distance is shrouded in fog, but the ghosts of cattle can just be made out in the background on the left.

This image is best viewed enlarged: click onto it to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to enlarge it further – recommended.

There are other images from this early morning shoot here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 83mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Tin Type preset; Totney Drove, Tadham Moor, on the Somerset Levels; 19 Oct 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.

26 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 314 – LOOKING EAST, TOTNEY DROVE (MONO)

  1. krikitarts says:

    Ah, the ghosts of cattle. Therein lie a few seeds of tangential imagery. This really draws me in, and it’s been too long, I admit. Nice to be back again!

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  2. Excellent B&W, Adrian!

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  3. Wonderful classic landscape, Adrian! I want to walk right into it! 🙂

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  4. I just had to look at this one for a long time. This early-morning shoot was so rewarding. Your narrative helped me understand the scene, but I think it would have appealed even if I could only see it as an abstract. The shapes and tones are wonderful, as is the composition.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    This is quite beautiful, just a classic! That light, the haze, the filigree of branches. And it’s interesting that you used a Velvia film effect and THEN took it into Silver efex. Obviously, the possibilities are endless. Whatever the case, however you chose it, you chose well.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Lynn, my friend, thank you very much – praise indeed! But yes, Velvia AND THEN Silver Efex – rarely if ever do I produce a colour image in LR and then whack it straight unto SEP2, because its useful to think about the nature of the colour being used, ie whether it will be optimum for producing a mono image. Most of the time I use higher contrast, more saturated colour in these cases, but, equally, the opposite may be true. A 🙂

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  6. A magical glow! I just love it here!
    XXXATPXXX
    ❤️💎❤️

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  7. rabirius says:

    Wonderful picture. Great mood.

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