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River Parrett

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 26 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

View across the tidal part of the river Parrett as it meanders its way through Somerset on its way to the source of the river in Dorset. The hill to the left is Brent Knoll, and the Mendip hills are in the distance.

Canon EOS 500D 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 100 55 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe vue et iamge quelle roseaux dorés qui se contraste avec les tons bleus, super.
Belle journée

26 Jan 2012 5:09am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A mighty river!

26 Jan 2012 5:13am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nicely composed using those soft lines of the water.

26 Jan 2012 5:17am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful composition

26 Jan 2012 5:56am

myky from Ontario, Canada

A beautiful composition...the colours and textures are lovely!

26 Jan 2012 6:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Classic compo Doug - nice.

26 Jan 2012 8:11am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Very nice landscape, good choise!

26 Jan 2012 8:12am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent clean and crisp shot.

26 Jan 2012 9:16am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid !! Beautiful tones !

26 Jan 2012 9:17am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

stunning view and composition

26 Jan 2012 9:52am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great composition, I love the curves

26 Jan 2012 10:09am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Gorgeous image. Beautiful scenery.

26 Jan 2012 11:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating the way the water ebbs and flows creating these marvelous shapes and ripples.

26 Jan 2012 11:26am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

that looks liek there´s a hole in the river ;)

26 Jan 2012 12:02pm

@daniela scharnowski: The mud banks around this area and the River Severn estuary reflect the light wonderfully

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautifully framed shot Doug! I love the tricks the light plays across the water's surface! Well done! ;-)

26 Jan 2012 12:42pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Barren looking landscape. At least windy weather may need something to protect

26 Jan 2012 12:43pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful seascape . I would cut off the bottom .

26 Jan 2012 1:14pm

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

J'aime très beau cadrage et que c'est beau!!!

26 Jan 2012 1:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Perfect framing and composition, Doug. The light is caught just beautifully..and I am really intrigued with the various levels (or layers) in the water, tide pools, and river, Amazing. The water coming in from the upper left there - is that water draining off a field into the river or is that another branch of the river? VERY fascinating, Doug...this is a great shot!!

26 Jan 2012 2:00pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Denny, its just a bend in the river but I could not get it all in. The morning light does most of the work for me as it reflects of the river and mud

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful composition and colors.

26 Jan 2012 3:00pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a delightful and peaceful place

26 Jan 2012 3:44pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

I like the contrast between the warm grasses and the blues of the river. Nice landscape shot!

26 Jan 2012 4:15pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful composition ... I like the texture of the water ... A very impressive and beautiful image ... Best regards, Adela

26 Jan 2012 4:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!

26 Jan 2012 6:21pm

sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Wonderful shot, beautiful composition Doug!
Very nice view on the river

26 Jan 2012 6:41pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really a beautiful PoV

26 Jan 2012 7:45pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Beautiful scene made spectacular by the " rolling hills of water " that seem to comprise this
gorgeous landscape, with almost what looks like a cesspool drawing my eye to the right. I
just love how many levels there seems to be in this magnificent view, superb photograph !~

26 Jan 2012 7:54pm

tataray from france, France

Beau point de vue et magnifiques couleurs)

26 Jan 2012 8:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Thanks re your response to me - ok - right.
I rather thought that it was reflection of the water flowing off the mud..Very good...Sir, the way you have this composed, it is just a fantastic image here...really nicely done, Doug!!!

26 Jan 2012 8:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful landscape. The river looks so peaceful and inviting. I like all the different tones of blue.

26 Jan 2012 9:17pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful scene and the differences of the water flow are amazing.

26 Jan 2012 9:55pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fantastic river scene !!! I like the water textures and the colors. Well done

26 Jan 2012 10:24pm

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

wonderful landscape view.

27 Jan 2012 12:10am

Dan from United States

Thx Doug, You Keep Shooting This Wonderful Stuff, and I will Baffle You With New Be Stuff.:)

Thx You Are Superb.


27 Jan 2012 12:43am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Fantastic view over the river.
Beautiful! Doug
Have a nice weekend!

27 Jan 2012 12:51am

Tara from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic capture! Lovely.

27 Jan 2012 1:09am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Somehow, I get a sense of a whirlpool forming there...it's an interesting river, structurally! Good pic, doug. :OD

27 Jan 2012 2:06am

Maureen from Prescott, United States

Gorgeous tones and a beautiful shot !

27 Jan 2012 2:19am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This is one of my favourtie views - the layers of soft tones in nature are perfectly captured.

27 Jan 2012 4:57am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful photo. It depicts so much terrain. I love seeing Brent Knoll, after viewing the other on Sunday. I'm looking in arears.

29 Jan 2012 5:34pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

This is really a pretty shot Doug. It would be interesting to convert it to a B&W to see how it would look? It looks like it would have a real nice tonal range.

29 Jan 2012 7:56pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

What a simple and exquisite image. All the graceful curves of the river and shore with the dry golden grass up front that helps make the water almost mauve or a purple tint. Love it.

31 Jan 2012 12:51am

Canon EOS 500D
1/400 second
ISO 100
55 mm