We were traveling the country road between Ashreigney and Winkleigh in Mid Devon when the heavy summer rain stopped and the sun began to re-appear.
To the purists I apologise,I didn`t notice the telegraph wires until after the upload!
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashreigney like this:
ASHREIGNEY, or Ring's-ash, a parish in Torrington district, Devon; 4 miles WNW of Eggesford r. station, and 4 WSW of Chumleigh. Post Town, Chumleigh. Acres, 5,663. Real property, £3,718. Pop., 842. Houses, 169. The property is subdivided. The parish was a rendezvous of Fairfax in 1646, prior to his attack on Torrington. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £335.* Patron, the Rev. J. T. Johnson. The church is an ancient structure, of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with low square tower. Charities, £10.
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photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-21 1:31
Here in India too we are having rains after a torrid summer. Your picture beautifully captures the cool freshness left by the shower. Simple and effective framing with the were road leading to the trees. The hanging clouds add great atmosphere and of course promise more rains :).
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Royaldevon (38814) 2014-07-21 1:33
You have captured a very honest mood of English weather. Despite the a certain dullness overhead, there is a lot of beauty, here. The puddles add to the mood and the charm.
You have given us excellent guides, with a tall tree to act a focal point.
Have a lovely day,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-21 2:35
an image that captures that magical moment when the rain clouds start to clear and the air is fresh. Lots to enjoy here and a beautifully enticing composition. I like it a lot.
Have a good week - B.
holmertz (52694) 2014-07-21 3:58
No need to apologize for the wires, I had to look carefully to find them, so they don't disturb the view in any way. But maybe I'm not a purist...
I like the look of this wet scenery where more rain could be expected. For the time being the light is good and the trees rise magnificently against the only partly cloudy sky. The narrow country road winds pleasanty between the traditional hedges.
snunney (99000) 2014-07-21 4:19
The light takes on a particular quality after the rain as you show us here. I like the atmosphere here very much and the pleasant natural colours. The glistening road snaking into the distance creates a fine feeling of depth. Just goes to show, you don't need a clear blue sky to create a great photo.
Noel_Byrne (31126) 2014-07-21 11:38
I struggled to find the wires to be honest! I think I can see them off in the distance.
A very fine shot, I can almost smell the damp earth as I look at this, and can almost imagine the steam beginning to rise from the warm road. Its a lonely kind of shot, feeling of desolation in it, and that's very cool, I always love a photo that has strong power like that.
thanks as always
mesutilgim (95248) 2014-07-21 12:15
Wonderfull capture with very good pov and layout.
The wetted road adds a unique taste to your compo.
TFS and best regards
rasterman (479) 2014-07-22 1:38
Great atmosphere in this picture. I really like the colors a bit cold after rain or storm. Nice composition with the road that leads to the trees. The sky adds a romantic touch that adds even more value. A very nice picture.
npecanhuk (75422) 2014-07-22 9:25
Beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
I really love the "after-the-rain" mood you got here!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16394)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 1:23