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Floodwaters on the moor 2

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 11 January 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I'm not sure how long this series will last but I seem to have collected quite a few shots of what mother nature is throwing at the Somerset levels recently and thought I would show some of them. While this has been a trial for some who have been flooded out of their homes and the farmers have to contend with their fields awash it has made some fascinating scenes

Canon EOS 60D 1/800 second F/11.0 ISO 100 31 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.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome atmosphere.

11 Jan 2014 5:28am

jean pierre from paris, France

couleurs lumière et reflet superbes!! amitiés

11 Jan 2014 6:51am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's certainly beautiful if devastating to those you mentioned.

11 Jan 2014 6:57am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Brilliant photo of tricky times

11 Jan 2014 8:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

These are, indeed, strange climatic times . . heart goes out to those who have been hit by this stuff.

11 Jan 2014 8:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Les couleurs sont superbes

11 Jan 2014 9:04am

CarineB from Paris, France

Beautiful shot !!

11 Jan 2014 9:56am

hoda from sabzevar, Iran


11 Jan 2014 10:17am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium


11 Jan 2014 11:14am

Devi from Chennai, India

Magnificent image...Mother Nature is really stealing our hearts!

11 Jan 2014 12:37pm

Shiva from Canada

Thanks for sharing - since we have no TV, I only heard all the reports from your flood zones on the radio. - I am glad that you were not much affeccted
Have a great weekend - kindest regards Monika - I am looking forward to more .....

11 Jan 2014 12:42pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Tragic but beautiful image Doug! Wonderful light, clarity and details. My heart goes out the farmers and live livestock in these kind of conditions. 5*

11 Jan 2014 1:58pm

Etsu from Japan

I'm sorry to hear that. Excellent documentary shot. Have a great weekend.

11 Jan 2014 2:06pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Looks so calm and tranquil ... no sign of the misery it can bring, I too have a few shots starting from monday of the floods just uploading them now.

11 Jan 2014 3:00pm

claudie from le havre, France

Magnifique !!!! couleurs très douces !!!belle lumière

11 Jan 2014 3:18pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice view scene...excellent shot !

11 Jan 2014 3:18pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


11 Jan 2014 3:30pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Doug - Indeed, this is a beautiful image! The sun's reflections and the silhouettes are gorgeous. I am amazed and VERY saddened by the issues many are facing due to the weather. I think it is really fantastic of you to alert and display this information to others who may not be aware. I know you live in an area that can be severely affected by flooding. What really "gets me going" is the refusal to believe (here in the States) that any kind of climate change is even occurring!! After watching a recent BBC-UK report, I noticed the acceptance of global climate change without question or debate . Here, we still have idiots who think it is just a bunch of liberal barkers dragging out another "cause!" I don't know when the US going to wake up! Anyway, sorry for the diatribe - I DO hope that you are ok and that this madness ends for the farmers and other citizens soon...Thinking of you :-).. dj

11 Jan 2014 4:19pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful landscape with very strong appeal. The toning enhances the image too. Altogether it's an excellent image.

11 Jan 2014 4:26pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely and the semi panoramic framing works very nicely

11 Jan 2014 5:03pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome Doug! I love it!

11 Jan 2014 5:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

It's a very nice shot
with beautiful composition, tone, lighting & reflections!
A M A Z I N G !!!

11 Jan 2014 5:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous - the light and reflection are captivating

11 Jan 2014 6:37pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Fantastic!!!! Keep them coming.

11 Jan 2014 7:14pm

k@ from Paris, France

A painting, love the tone & light here !

11 Jan 2014 7:22pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i absolutely agree with you on the "beauty to be found in adverse circustances" !!! this image of yours is a perfect case in point !!!

11 Jan 2014 7:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is stunning! Gorgeous light. The reflections are magnificent! Beautiful b&w. Gorgeous image under a not so good situation.

12 Jan 2014 1:00am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This flooding looks rather ominous ... hope it isn't hurting residents.

12 Jan 2014 3:43am

L'angevine from Angers, France


12 Jan 2014 8:20am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

It's absolutely brilliant, superb exposure, frame's partition, reflections and silvery aspect. Yes, the context is hard....

12 Jan 2014 9:32am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent image despite the circumstance ... the tones, light and reflection are splendid !!!

13 Jan 2014 12:35am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A stunning composition of the floodwaters !!

13 Jan 2014 2:37am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

It looks rather dreamy here.

13 Jan 2014 12:16pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Superbe celle-ci. J'adore les tonalités et les reflets!

15 Jan 2014 10:53am

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Canon EOS 60D
1/800 second
ISO 100
31 mm