SOMERSET LEVELS 402 – THORNS, WEBS, MORNING DEW

 

 


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Bramble, festooned with wet cobwebs in the early morning dew.  It was 0635, and I’d just arrived in Swanshard Lane after a fast drive down largely empty main roads from Bristol.  There is a little, rough layby in this winding, single track lane, where I often pull over, to walk about and take in the place >>> and to try to keep on keeping on by swigging hot sweet coffee!!!

The hedge on the other side of the lane had various plants standing up against a distant backdrop and, used close in, the long end of the telezoom defocused that backdrop completely.

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

Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 3200 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait v2 profile; Swanshard Lane, on the Somerset Levels southwest of Wells; 23 Aug 2019.
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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.

8 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 402 – THORNS, WEBS, MORNING DEW

  1. bluebrightly says:

    This photograph points to your versatility, I think – it’s so different from a number of your other images, which I suppose are different from one another. You have your “categories” sure, but you really have range! I like this very much – that de-focused, almost white background is such a good choice (and that makes me think that it’s the smart choices you make along the way that appeal to me, e.g. the choice to use the graphite in-camera effect in the [precvious post, and then lighten, etc.).

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      My friend, thank you very much – versatility is important to me (although I’m a big fan of Graphite!) – and both the X-T2 and the Z 6 greatly facilitate this. Thank you for your very useful thoughts. A 🙂

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  2. Meanderer says:

    Love this! How nice not to have a distracting background.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad you like this, my friend, and esp so as you’re so into plants. This is the result of using a long telephoto close in to a subject; the resulting depth of focus is very thin, and so the background is totally out of focus – must do more of this! Well, I’ve always had limited ambitions, its true ….

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  3. I really like the narrow depth of field. Sublime green is well set off.

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