Teasels at Stanton Drew, in the Chew Valley, south of Bristol; 1 Aug 2013.

For me, the diffuse darker area “anchors” the shot, helping to push the subject out towards us; and it also displays the thorns on the plant’s stem – and strands of spider’s web – to greater advantage.

You can find an earlier and differently presented Stanton Drew Teasel picture here.   There is also one from the Somerset Levels here.  Both will open in separate windows.

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Landscape preset.


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.

9 Responses to ARCHIVE 400 – TEASELS 2 (MONO)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Back to the blinding light of deep summer! Teasels are good subjects, aren’t they?


  2. oneowner says:

    I like the shallow depth the 300 gives you. Nice work!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, Ken – yes, I “see” many of my images at 300mm ie at x6, and the 70-300 is one of my most used lenses; and likewise the 55-200 in APS-C format. Glad the pic gets to you – thank you! Adrian 🙂


  3. Meanderer says:

    Looking as balletic as ever 🙂 Love the processing.

    Looks as if a lot of teasels will spring up in the garden this year – they might take over everything else!


  4. paula graham says:

    those hazy lazy days summer.


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