"The water is wide, I can't cross over
And neither have, I wings to fly
Give me a boat, that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I"
The lyric from an old English folk song that supposedly dates from the 1600's, made modern day famous by Pete Seeger, Karla Bonoff and lately James Taylor, although U2's Van Diemen's Land on the album Rattle & Hum uses a variation on the melody too. (Interestingly this song has its own page on Wikipedia).
The wide water here is the flooded River Arun at Pulborough in West Sussex, England.
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Wanda1 (14654) 2014-01-27 1:19
This looks almost like a painting from an era gone by. Beautiful brown and golden tones with a special light. Great layering in the landscape and the dry trees in the foreground make a good introduction to the rest of the scene. Looks like a peaceful place.
dta (60313) 2014-01-27 1:32
Hello Brian ,
The games of the wonderful light on the contrasted layers creates a splendid effect . This is a beautiful landscape , too .
Subhogen (4049) 2014-01-27 1:52
Like the layers you have created in this photo starting with the water till the green rolling hills at the top. The Light and shadow play on the land and water is a real beauty and is very well captured. Thanks for sharing a very good photo.
Graal (94194) 2014-01-27 1:54
very nice landscape. Amazing palette of colors. Fine panoramic format. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
Kamilutka (6771) 2014-01-27 1:59
I like this one a lot. The multilayered plan creates nice depth and the subtle colors make this photo resemble some romantic painting. Very good DOF with the strongest focus on the first row of bushes. The delicate light emphasizes the character of the image.
Thanks for sharing
jhm (131986) 2014-01-27 2:04
This must are a wonderful area during summer for a bike trip or a good stroll middle of the nature
Perfect perspective and depth picture.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Lovely panorama view about these area.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Romano46 (15756) 2014-01-27 2:18
tra le varie foto scattate a questo soggetto a mio parere questa è la più bella per la successione dei piani e delle diverse particolarità deglòi stessi.
Atraordinari i colori e la composizione.
Ciao e buona settimana
Royaldevon (24388) 2014-01-27 2:35
This is your first photograph of the floods that really brings home the dark devastation. The colours and the light have an ominous glow, threatening worse to come.
I like how you have included a double dose of water, in the f/g, which accentuates its presence, makes it more than a pretty feature!
The horizontal layers carry the viewers relentlessly across the waterlogged, ominous landscape.
Hope things improve soon.
Weather forecast isn't great!
saxo042 (35894) 2014-01-27 2:48
A beautiful view with very harmonic colours, like a painting coming alive. Looks like an awful amount of water here.
Ninello52 (7307) 2014-01-27 4:08
Fantastici i colori di questo paesaggio! Molto belle le variazioni cromatiche della vegetazione oltre il fiume distribuite in tre fasce orizzontali, belli anche gli arbusti in primo piano fra le due lingue d'acqua!
Migliori saluti, Nino.
snunney (76508) 2014-01-27 4:54
Light and colours are sublime in this most appealing composition. I like the layering effect and the use of the foreground trees to give the scene depth. Will there be no end to this terrible weather?
Giustiniani (990) 2014-01-27 5:32
une lumière magnifique et une gamme de couleurs d'une grande richesse. Belle composition pour ce très beau paysage.
Oceania (4082) 2014-01-27 6:27
The winter landscape in UK is very attractive, from pro like you, of course. The poem you include is also very nice.
Enjoy your week.
dekanski (1751) 2014-01-27 11:04
No special comment, just - like it!
carlo62 (23828) 2014-01-27 14:49
bella la composizione, è senza dubbio merito della splendida luce, ma ci vuole un eccellente fotografo per riprendere il tutto in questo modo.
rychem (16566) 2014-01-27 16:27
You have taken this photo in January, but it looks with ist autumn colors like a November landscape, great view with interesting light
SnapRJW (27158) 2014-01-27 21:26
Hello Brian - I have just commented on Stephen's shot of this self same river ... a different era and very different weather conditions! This shot has lovely layered details each one adding a contrast of colour, texture and light. You chose an excellent vantage point here. Warm regards Rosemary
Waylim (24562) 2014-01-27 22:10
I like how the light seem to be center and shinning through the cloud onto the lake, making glow with warm earth tone, it also seem like it had just rain and the current still strong and the water still carried lot of soil content. Beautiful semi panoramic composition to give the feeling of wide open and sweeping view.
ManuMay (34357) 2014-01-27 23:24
I like very much this special Winter mood so well collected here, colours and light are talking about cold months, and fresh air...Your composition in stripes and the use of river to add light and contrasts are very good too...
Nicou (111497) 2014-01-28 1:16
quels tons sur ce cour d'eau sueprbe on dirait de l'eau rose et ces buissons dorée et les montagnes en fond grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
mkamionka (28444) 2014-01-28 5:24
last night I have seen on BBC a reportage from the flooded areas I really was not aware how intense it has been. It looks very photogenic though. I see no traces of civilization here, amazing if one keeps in mind that it is a quite industrialized country.
Great composition with multiple horizontal layers, especially the flooded trees/bushes add a nice touch in the foreground.
The light is extraordinary too, feeling a bit autumnal.
brianmcc (5917) 2014-01-28 10:43
i love the layers of trees across the water, they merge very nicely into one another. the colours are superb and very complimentary. i especially like the little hint of light in the sky just visible below the clouds.
subhendu_bagchi (24447) 2014-01-31 1:19
here is a nice post in your gallery which I missed Brian. Like the layers of colours here very much. You composed your shot with very nice depth and sharp details. Excellent shot. Tfs.
williamcoombs1 (341) 2014-02-01 10:51
The layering of light in the photo is subtle and evocative! The vibrant greens are so rich. Fabulous!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (41938)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-27 1:16