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Ancient Trackway

By DiegoDesigns
Running across the top of the Quantock Hills in Somerset, there are a number of ancient trackways. I love to visit these and spend time trying to sort my head out in the peace and quiet. It's exactly a year ago today that I joined EPZ, and I'd like to thank everyone who has given support to my images and helped me get back on track when I have strayed. Many thanks...

Tags: Nikon Somerset Digitally manipulated Quantock hills Landscape and travel Ancient trackway

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Tetters 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 11:01AM
Love the tones and also the way the wind has 'sculpted' these trees, great picture .


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RuthyJ 11 England
6 Jan 2007 11:03AM
Lovely shot, it hints of Lord of the Rings.
User_Removed Junior Member 12 51
6 Jan 2007 11:47AM
Hi Old Timer Wink a whole year. I am a few weeks behind you, doesn't time fly. Just had a look through your pf, great collection and really good variety which is always nice to see. I look forward to your second year.

Nice shot this by the way. Love your use of diagonals.


DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
6 Jan 2007 12:17PM
Happy EPZ birthday Dave, and you've marked it with a fine shot.

I like your composition and processing on this shot, and especially the gnarled tree trunks and branches overhanging the track. You just need a ghostly highywayman and you've got it made.

6 Jan 2007 12:46PM
Interesting enhancements here.
didgpix 11
6 Jan 2007 1:42PM
Love it, the wonderful old trees and the composition creates a very mystical, soulful, mood.
NeilM 11 England
6 Jan 2007 4:02PM
love those menacing trees, great capture.

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 5:12PM
Thanks to everyone who has kindly left feedback on this piece. 'Old Timer' indeed, tempus does indeed fugit Derek!

Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
6 Jan 2007 6:37PM
Tolkienesque - the type of image I'm sure would sell commercially,

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 8:21PM
Thanks Ian, kind of you to say so.

nigelsharman 15 30 England
6 Jan 2007 8:23PM
Thought lord of the rings as soon as I saw this Dave..superb, this has inspired me to visit this area..well done.

shortski 12 3 1 England
6 Jan 2007 8:59PM
Possum 11 148 England
6 Jan 2007 10:09PM
Storybook illustration stuff, very mystical and magical with this effect. I love it.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Jan 2007 10:10PM
Love the composition and mystical feel to this image
trissie 11 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 10:23PM
A beautiful capture, love all the trees and a superb composition.A great 100th and pleased to be 30.

Trish x
6 Jan 2007 11:56PM
Amazing place, great capture.
Best regards, Kent
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 8:50AM
I am most grateful to all those who have taken time to leave a comment on this piece. There are some very kind words here, thanks very much indeed.

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 11:08AM
I seem to remember this scene from a previous upload , Dave, but the special treatment gives it a really different feel. It's like the mystical path to Glastonbury Tor. Now there's an idea for a bit of your p/s jiggery-pokery !!
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 11:20AM
Thanks Dave, but it's actually the mystical path to the Triscombe Stone, which when you get to it, is really rather disappointing - but the journey is full of surprises. I did post this before, but I was not happy with the result, so have re-worked the RAW file and feel that it's much tidier now. Thanks Dave, all the best


P.S. 'jiggery-pokery' have you been talking to DaveU?
Sezz 13 617 15 England
7 Jan 2007 11:11PM
I agree with Camairish - tolkeinesque indeed! interesting effect created, those trees look quite menacing Dave!

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DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2007 10:11AM
Thanks Sarah, I really appreciate your kind words.

oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
8 Jan 2007 5:44PM
This is a brilliant image David. The detail is wonderful and I like the way the path cuts a diagonal line across the picture.

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2007 6:01PM
Thanks Phil for the kind feedback.

AlanBW 12 20 England
8 Jan 2007 6:12PM
Wonderful, the sort of image that could inspire a story
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2007 8:28AM
Thanks Alan, a number of people have said similar things - who knows!

ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2007 1:11PM
Looks lovely here, but not the sort of place to be on a dark night, with the wind blowing and all manner of ghosties and ghoulies abroad.
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2007 4:20PM
Too right Chris, it's scarey enough up there on your own in the daytime! Thanks for all the kind feedback you've left.

TessC 12 1 Ireland
13 Jan 2007 9:33PM
This SO appeals to me! I love it. I think its gorgeousSmile
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 9:00AM
Many thanks Tess, for the very kind feedback.

Barbi 11
24 Jan 2007 10:37AM
Amazing! I wanna walk down that path!
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2007 2:29PM
It's a great place to find some peace & quiet from the rest of the world. I love it there.


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