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Quantock 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.

A couple of days ago, on the first sunny day we've had for ages, I decided to go for a walk up here again. Hope you like what I saw.

Thanks for all the support on the Rural Life shot, and thanks for looking in...

Tags: Canon Somerset Quantock hills Landscape and travel Ancient trackway

Voters: TelStar, Mynett, Alan_Baseley and 36 more

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TelStar Plus
12 116 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 9:25AM
Beautiful interplay of shadows and light. Love the rhythms and enticing view through.


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Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 9:25AM
Such lovely shapes in this making it look like there is movement in the overall image, great tones and wonderful processing. This looks a great place to go for some special quiet time to gather thoughts.

4 Mar 2010 10:10AM
Thanks Terry, the light was quite bright on the day, but the trees broke it up well and created some interesting shadows.

Thanks Linda, there's not really been that much to do in processing terms, a slight shift in the levels and adding the frame and title, otherwise it's straight from the raw file.

Thanks to those who clicked their approval too... Dave
Really interesting picture, delightful.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
4 Mar 2010 10:37AM
I've spent some time walking those hills, a wonderful place to catch up with your thoughts Dave. The image is lovely, I like how you've composed it. The curve of the tree trunk draws your eye down and then back round through the picture, quite clever Smile

Sarah *
4 Mar 2010 11:08AM
Thank you Neil and Sarah, for your kind comments. The phrase 'trying to see the wood..' fits quite well here Sarah. There's so much to see, choosing your spot is the test, so I'm glad you liked it... Dave
8 3 10 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 11:17AM
A splendid woodland scene - your composition with the curving tree trunk is excellent together with the repeated curve of the other trees.
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 1:32PM
Super composition. The lines and light work together to make this a very appealing shot. 1st visit to your pf and much impressed!

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
4 Mar 2010 1:49PM
Like your composition and the light and tones work well in this.
Regards Richard
4 Mar 2010 2:17PM
Thanks to Ken, Ann (Welcome!) and Richard for the great feedback, I'm most grateful. It seems you're enjoying it as much as I did - thanks.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
4 Mar 2010 2:19PM
Lovely composed image. Beautiful shades of green too. Great image........Sandy
4 Mar 2010 2:25PM
Thanks you Sandy, I'm pleased you liked it... Dave
4 Mar 2010 4:35PM
Superb capture, a must view large, excellent detail.
Smashing comp.
sparklep Plus
10 146 1
4 Mar 2010 7:00PM
This is such a winning shot. I love it.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
4 Mar 2010 7:31PM
Yes a good one with that curve in the tree It takes you right into the heart of the image.
4 Mar 2010 8:01PM
Great viewpoint/composition. This makes the images.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
4 Mar 2010 8:48PM
Superb natural framing of the track with the curvature of that tree Dave.I like the long shadows running through this too.
5 Mar 2010 9:03AM
Many thanks to Louise, Jacqui, Danny, Daisy and not forgetting Brian for the encouraging feedback you've all left. Thanks to those who clicked too. I was happy with this capture, so it's nice to see others share in that belief. Cheers all.
gerrymac Plus
10 10 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 12:40PM
Must be viewed large...beautiful comp.
6 Mar 2010 9:28AM
Many thanks Gerry, for the kinds words. Pleased you liked it.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
6 Mar 2010 2:56PM
like the composition , the lighting & shadows here.

a great series

6 Mar 2010 8:41PM
Thanks Ollie, as always a valued comment... Dave

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