The country roads are very narrow on the drive from Exeter to The Old Inn, a beautiful little pub in Widecombe-in-the-Moor, high in the hills of Dartmoor. (http://oldinnwidecombeinthemoor.co.uk/) On a number of occasions during the drive, we found ourselves passing through dense tunnels of foliage. Some of these hedgerows are as old as 500 years.
Hedgerows were originally planted to divide the land into fields and pens, marking the boundaries of farms and parishes. Trees, brambles and woody shrubs such as hawthorn, blackthorn and field maple make up a mature hedgerow. The ones we drove through had grown right up to the edge of the road and canopied over the top. They had been trimmed just enough for vehicles to pass through, and the effect was hypnotic as you drove through them with flickering light filtering through from above.
I used 2 layers of radial blur to try to simulate the hypnotic effect.
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