Low trees beside the marshy lake on the Priddy Mineries Reserve, near Priddy village, on the Mendip Hills, Somerset; 16 June 2014.

On seeing this scene, I very much liked the sunlit pale yellow-greens of the young leaves, and here I’ve tried to portray that, while relegating everything else in the frame to a vague impression.Β 

The tops of the low plants that cover most of the lake’s open water are in the foreground, below the trees.Β  A hillside rises behind the trees.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Soft Orange preset and selectively restoring colour.




About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. bluebrightly says:

    Lovely and dreamy!


  2. krikitarts says:

    Delightfully dreamy. Strange, but that pastel yellow-green puts the taste of lemon meringue in my mind’s mouth.


  3. Nice thing about art is that you create your own reality.


  4. Helen Cherry says:

    simplicity at it’s very best


  5. oneowner says:

    This reminds me of a hand-colored print that photographers did years ago. It’s gorgeous, a. Nice work.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Ken, thank you very much indeed! I’m not sure that the colour restoration in Silver Efex is totally accurate but its close and, in any case, I’ve always valued SEP2 for these slight colour inaccuracies as to me they enhance the resulting pictures. I seem to have got out of the habit of making these “mono + colour” pictures – must do more! Adrian πŸ™‚


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