Monday, 2 February 2015

Friendship, a favourite view and trees

We visited very dear friends in Somerset this weekend - a wonderful time was had as always.

One of the pleasures of visiting them in their lovely house is the unsurpassable view from their farm to Glastonbury Tor.  I've shown photographs of this view several times before but can never resist attempting another take on it, telling myself the light will be different or the time of day will give different shadows.

Here are two taken yesterday before we left - the first of that view, framed by trees and a post and rail fence ...


and the second of the group of trees in front of their house with the Tor just visible to the left ...


This group holds a particular fascination for me and I've photographed them in all seasons and in all weathers. My favourite though is shown here, with their bare branches framing that glorious view beyond. 

There is something special and satisfying about the distance between them, the very subtle angles of their trunks and the slightly twisted branches which intermingle above eye level ... and of course, there is the association with our friendship.

I have in mind a piece of stitch as a gift for our friends to include these trees, so I've transformed them to black and white and upped contrast and brightness in Adobe Photoshop.


I will post when anything fruitful materialises. 


10 comments:

  1. du vert! un régal! MERCI!
    je ne vois que du blanc en ce moment...

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    1. Dans le Somerset en hiver, le paysage est toujours vert - il pleut beaucoup et le temps est très doux. Blogger a causé des problèmes - j'espère que vous pouvez voir tous maintenant.

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  2. The trees and their negative space are a rather splendid grouping.

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    1. I love the way they are unevenly spaced and how their branches intertwine - as you said lovely negative space!

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  3. The views in the English countryside never fail to take my breath away....and here again!! And whilst I love the green, your black and while version is rather stunning as well!! Do show us as you progress....

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    1. I will show any progress when it happens ... meanwhile I need to let it percolate through my imagination to work out quite how to proceed! It's all still in embryo!

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  4. Thanks for visiting. We spent a few holidays at Millfield School so I know the view well.

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    1. A beautiful area, isn't it? Glastonbury Tor is wonderful from all directions!

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  5. Silhouettes of bare trees always a favourite ! ;)

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    1. I never tire of seeing their bare bones ... it sure helps winter along ...

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