An unreal landscape.  Just a single track road, its verges and, standing up on either side, the precipitous, abrupt lines of machine-cut trees – that are either columns along the nave of some vast, natural, outdoor cathedral or, equally fancifully, sombre beings – Ents perhaps! – standing obediently aside to let us pass through. 

But pass through to where, that is the question. 

The mist is down, and beyond this road and these trees there lies only uncertainty.

There are other images from this early morning shoot here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 101mm (equiv); 200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia Vivid film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Antique Plate 1 preset; Jack’s Drove, on the Somerset Levels south of Wedmore; 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:

    I do like the vintage look of this photo – the processing really complements the scene. From LR vivid to SE antique plate – interesting!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you! Yes, that’s the thing, prepare the colour image for mono – often increasing the stridency of the colour pic’s hues (and the stridency of its cedrics and edwards too), before actually converting to mono.

      Have at last got the Z 6 going, and via an XQD card reader got the pics over into LR >>> only to find that, at least with regard to sharpening, LR is not yet quite sure how to deal with them! but a google search brought a remedy. Am going to take the camera out and about this week to try it out a bit. A 🙂


  2. this one definitely takes me!!!


  3. Meanderer says:

    There’s a very nice atmosphere to this image. The bright light coming in from the right creating the shadows looks like late Summer light – although I see it is from October; interesting!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, early on a misty October morning >>> ha! I wish that all my visits to the Levels could find such light! Down there a week ago it was very grey – but still very good, as always, to be there. And now I’m readying the Nikon Z 6 to have a go at the Levels – we’ll see what happens! 🙂

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  4. Certainly feels familiar! 🙂


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