If you want to be standing on Jack’s Drove, looking up its length on this cold morning, 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.

The view northwards up Jack’s Drove on Tadham Moor, in winter.  Mud and water on the road, the flat sides of the bare, machine-cut trees on either side, and in the distance (best seen with the image enlarged), the small, black metal upper works of the little bridge over the North Drain. 

And behind that, the higher ground around Wedmore, which was formerly an island when, not long ago, this drove and all the country around was covered by lakes and swamp.

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 83mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Warm Tone Paper preset and adding a split tone; Tadham Moor, on the Somerset Levels; 11 Jan 2019.

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. I love winter scenes and this one is superb!


  2. Leanne Cole says:

    I love the tones you use in these images.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, Leanne. This is a Silver Efex Pro 2 split tone, and SEP2 has several other useful tones too – I wouldn’t be without it. I see you’re looking at various genres in your recent posts – I’ve enjoyed the posts. In case you haven’t seen the recent post, I’ve just got a Nikon Z 6 full frame, mirrorless camera, and am finding my way around that. Adrian 🙂


  3. #lovethelevels 😉


  4. Meanderer says:

    It looks wonderful – and so peaceful. I like your processing which makes it look like an old photo.

    The trees leaning away from the drove remind me of the trees making way for Thunderbird 2 coming out of its launch pod 🙂


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