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.

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:

    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.).


    • 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 🙂


  2. Meanderer says:

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


    • 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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