Dedham Vale is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Essex-Suffolk border in east England. It comprises the area around the River Stour between Manningtree and Smallbridge Farm, 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Bures, including the village of Dedham in Essex. It is part of the area known since the artist's lifetime as Constable Country, as it was made famous by the paintings of John Constable. Among many other works of the area is his 1802 Dedham Vale in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The river is the key landscape focus for the valley, its course is defined by bank side trees and wet meadows. It supports a variety of riparian (river) habitats.
The valley floor has a large areas of functioning floodplain. Water quality is good, meeting levels demanded in regulations. The catchment meets sustainable demands for water supply, flood control and recreational use, whilst retaining an unspoilt character and healthy ecosystem.
The river has become an important method of controlling water levels both in the surrounding countryside and irrigating crops. Info Wiki.
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daddo (27304) 2014-04-10 22:17
Hi Iain.I could look at this scene for a looong time. I love the transient aspect of it as we know that it takes only minutes for the atmosphere to change, the fog to lift, the sun to rise, the colours to be activated. Lovely. Regards. Klaudio.
tyro (26138) 2014-04-11 0:23
You have again given us an interesting note and a beautiful photograph to accompany it.
You must have been out of bed bright and early to capture this one but your efforts have certainly paid off! I love the layer of mist hanging above the water in the distance and swirling around the loer parts of the nearer trees, the colours in the sky and its reflections are delightful and the presence of some birds in the foreground adds to the magic.
Fine composition, lovely soft light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, even at the full size of 1600 pixels wide.
Royaldevon (41032) 2014-04-11 0:49
Dedham Vale is an area of outstanding natural beauty and this photograph is one of outstanding natural beauty! You were there just at the right moment to capture the gently rising mist, the amber colour in the sky and just enough light to facilitate reflections in the strongly positioned water.
Have a great day,
annjackman (21901) 2014-04-11 1:12
Like a Constable painting it is inspiring. The subtle colours and the landscape shrouded in gentle mist are very lovely. The little ducks add that touch of life.
Kind Regards, Ann
snunney (103285) 2014-04-11 3:43
A real delight for the eyes, this calm and tranquil scene where I imagine you can hear a pin drop. Sublime light and colours. Top class photography this.
After two glorious days, we are back to grey skies and the odd spot of rain. Still quite mild though.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-11 6:03
Constable would have loved this as much as I do. It captures the mood and beauty of this landscape superbly. Proof that early morning is such a special time when it looks like this. Stunning shot and controlled flawlessly. Applause!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Nicou (146830) 2014-04-11 6:37
Quelle ambiance ave cla burme mervielleux quelle vue et compo et ces relfets sur le plan d'eau sueprbe iamge et quel ciel grandisoe vue.
Bravo et amitiť
ikeharel (74791) 2014-04-11 7:19
Marvelous sunrise scenery over the river and valley, fog blanket covered and golden tone over the sky.
Nicely combined all elements on nature, clear sight and depth with fine view of the boat and what appears as a park along the bank.
Have a nice evening,
cornejo (44685) 2014-04-11 10:11
Hi Lain, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting landscape with fog at sunrise, beautifully captured in this beautiful image. With good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Fis2 (102384) 2014-04-11 12:00
Excellent POV and composition.
I like colors and light.
Fog adds to the flavor of photography.
mesutilgim (96304) 2014-04-11 12:52
Amazing early morning scenery perfect captured.
A calm scenery with very good ligth and soft colors.
TFS and have a nice weekend
macjake (70519) 2014-04-11 16:29
its easy to see why many TE'rs have already enjoyed this one. I like it too, and its all about atmosphere.
that foggy mist is excellent. The mood is quiet and calm. All the makings of a wonderful scene.
nicely captured my friend
pajaran (63484) 2014-04-11 23:09
Dobar tekst o reci i dolini, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa priroda.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
A good article about the river and the valley, a beautiful view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, a beautiful nature.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-12 23:14
I can almost feel this silence and peaceful moment you captured here. The tiny mist floating above the river adds very much charm to the whole image. I love the light composition and delicate light slightly reflecting on the water.
Thanks for sharing
omid266 (6748) 2014-04-13 22:36
Salam , Hi Iain,
an ecellent shot from this beautiful landscape in a nice and splendid moment ,
very nice captured and hunted with your camera, very well done and Thanks,
Best times and fotos,