Spring has Sprung..

The grass is riz.. I wonder where the birdies is..

After all the dreadful weather we’ve been having, today was warm and bright and decidedly spring like.  Another fine day for photography so despite lots of chores to do, I drove out to the clay burrows and photographed this disused pit.

I know it’s all wrong (not that the rules of composition are not there to be broken) the horizon is in the middle creating a rather static picture, (at least that’s the argument against a middle horizon) but what  drew me in to this photograph was the way the clouds were just hung there.  It reminded me of those drawings children do with the block of sky across the top, the ground at the bottom and a big white space in the middle.. :-)

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70mm f/22 1/30 sec. ISO-100

Oh, I better finish the ryhme..

The little bird is on the wing,
but that’s absurd, the wing is on the bird! :-)

28 responses

  1. Spring has sprung…from the view of this magnificent photo, you are correct. However, outside my window…not quite yet :-) Cheers!

    February 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    • Thanks Randall. I suspect not quite yet here either but it’s nice to dream.. :-)

      February 18, 2014 at 9:43 pm

  2. Woow dramatic sky and gorgeous colors

    February 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    • Thank you Lou. I really appreciate your comment as ever! :-)

      February 18, 2014 at 9:43 pm

  3. The image is sublime. Congratulations!!

    February 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    • Thank you so much Isabel! :-)

      February 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

  4. So many beautiful colours and tones with the eye happily tripping through all those lovely layers of light with nary a thought as to stumbling upon the horizon!

    February 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    • It’s a lovely landscape to photograph! Thanks for your comment Patti! :-)

      February 18, 2014 at 11:08 pm

  5. Ah, right, wrong, who cares as long as it works? And it does to me, beautiful image!

    I have to admit, every time I visit your blog, I am more looking forward to my trip to Scotland in summer. I know, it’s not Cornwall, but I still expect some stunning landscapes… :)

    February 18, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    • Thank you very much. There are certain similarities in the colours found in the landscape between Scotland and Cornwall. It’s the moorland grasses and a similar climate although we’re warmer down here in the south-west. I’m sure you’re going to have a fantastic time. I went to University in Scotland (Stirling) and had a fantastic four years plus 2 for post-grad. I love it and know you will too.

      February 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

  6. Great shot. I think rules are meant to be broken…. they’re really only for beginners.

    February 19, 2014 at 12:12 am

    • Thank you Gunta. I think you are right. I guess you get to a certain stage, you’ve done your time, you can do whatever you like. :-)

      February 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

  7. I’m really looking forward to seeing some green on this side of the pond. Beautiful images Adrian.

    February 19, 2014 at 12:54 am

    • Thank you Edith. I know it’s a long old winter in Canada. I hope the ice lets go of its grip soon. :-)

      February 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

  8. I think Isabel’s “sublime” really describes this image perfectly, Adrian. There’s so much depth, and that blue water is heavenly. :)

    February 19, 2014 at 2:08 am

    • Thank you Sylvia :-)

      February 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

  9. I like it very much. The water is such an unusual shade of blue! Glad you are warming up.

    February 19, 2014 at 3:15 am

    • Thank you Dave. The water colour comes from all the minerals and chemicals in the water left over from the china clay mining. Almost all water in all the clay pits has this colour. I must find out what exactly causes it.

      February 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

  10. The clouds do add a lot to the picture.

    February 19, 2014 at 5:44 am

    • Thank you Shimon!

      February 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

  11. The landscape is stunning it has this surreal quality!

    February 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

    • It has indeed. Thanks for your comment! :-)

      February 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm

  12. In this case the middle horizon works. Another way to look at it is the clouds are pretty close to the top 1/3 line :) But enough of the technical. This is a beautiful place and your capture of the dramatic clouds really adds to it. Great shot!

    February 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    • I appreciate that Nathan, thank you.

      February 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm

  13. Good for you to get a break in the weather and outstanding photo!

    February 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    • Thank you very much Phil!

      February 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm

  14. Wow, the colour of the water is glorious!

    February 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    • It is kind of special isn’t it? :-)

      February 20, 2014 at 8:16 am