Mere Hill landscape ~1 by seanoneill

Mere Hill landscape ~1

The sky was so beautiful this morning. It is hard to believe how quickly this has turned to rain this afternoon.

I stopped here for a couple of minutes on my way to the office. I drove past one of my more regular landscape haunts on the way, but resisted the temptation to go somewhere different!

Sad news about the death of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack. The scene from Only Fools and Horses about his character Trigger's broom will live with me forever. Comic genius.

Sad news also about the death of Steve Evans, who had been on the Richard Bacon radio show several times in the last year talking about his battle with cancer. When I heard the last interview he gave to Richard on tuesday I confess that I sat in the car with tears streaming down my cheeks.

R.I.P. to both of you.
Oh this is stunning an instant fav
January 16th, 2014  
@melsprague Thank you Mel, that is very kind of you.
January 16th, 2014  
Fabulous black and white shot, love the whispy clouds and the tracks leading you into the picture.
January 16th, 2014  
Have to say I thought of RLP and his broom when you posted your shot of the chap sweeping up . I wonder how many brooms he has used. Very sad , some iconic moments never to be repeated.
The tracks in the field lead you off into the distance, and once again a dramatic sky draws you In.
January 16th, 2014  
that's a great pic. I didn't realise Roger was ill. First thing I thought of when I read of his death was his broom, 27 years old and stil going. Great stuff.
January 16th, 2014  
Definitely a fav, I need to capture clouds this beautifully.
January 16th, 2014  
Just been looking through your back catalogue some superb bw studies keep ,em coming
January 16th, 2014  
@melsprague Thank you. I am a month away from completing a year of B+W, I am not sure I can return to colour!!
January 16th, 2014  
Gorgeous landscape. The sky is stunning.
January 16th, 2014  
Beautiful sky, love the perspective. A fav.
January 16th, 2014  
Superb, my friend. The processing sings...like usual. And that line of trail is perfect. Fav!
January 16th, 2014  
Great perspective. Great job editing. The showers have been relentless. Roll on summer.
January 16th, 2014  
Wow, this is amazing! Wonderful in b&w! fav!
January 16th, 2014  
Stunning!
January 16th, 2014  
I was drawn to your colour version on the thumbnails. I'm not really a fan of b&w but this is great - love all the textures and the sky is amazing!
January 16th, 2014  
Amazing sky & much more dramatic....runs close to the colour version I must admit but I do like things a natural colour in the countryside.
January 16th, 2014  
Another amazing sky, lovely lead in lines
January 16th, 2014  
Fab shot. Fav
January 16th, 2014  
I love this. Someone once told me that the best photographs have only three main elements and I think this is a perfect example of this with the track, the tree and the sky. Fav
January 16th, 2014  
wow this pic has it all, lines, texture, curves - FAV !!!
January 16th, 2014  
I love this shot - classic composition and, as usual, careful, precise processing. FAV
January 16th, 2014  
Love that sky and great leading lines to take you into the shot!
January 16th, 2014  
Very dynamic! fav!
January 16th, 2014  
A wonderful shot, as someone else has commented - it has it all.
January 16th, 2014  
Fantastic processing of a great shot - fav
January 16th, 2014  
Very dramatic.. I always feel that B&W horror is more intense, even if the story is slower.
January 16th, 2014  
Great sky, super lead lines, Sean. The tree compltes it. Fav.
January 16th, 2014  
Fantastic leading lines in this. Love it
January 16th, 2014  
The way everything leads to the focal point is awesome, A wonderful photo
January 16th, 2014  
Really striking image Sean, perfect composition and I particularly like the gentle curve of the track and the dramatic sky. Fav.
January 16th, 2014  
Lee
Wonderful shot Sean, it grabs you by the shirt collar and pulls you straight in!
January 16th, 2014  
Oh, this is wonderful, love it
January 16th, 2014  
I like the effect of distance , it looks a long walk to the tree.
January 16th, 2014  
There's so much movement and rhythm in this shot! Spectacular B & W!
Fav!
January 17th, 2014  
This is so dramatic! I love the lines, the textures, and the drama of the sky so much, and the way it all works together.
January 17th, 2014  
wonderful sky and composition - fav
January 17th, 2014  
Another stunning FAV! Brilliant processing! I love the sense of motion between the clouds and the tracks, and the POV, especially love the feel of the curve! Dynamic composition!
January 17th, 2014  
Lovely! fav
January 17th, 2014  
This is stunning Sean....FAV :)
January 17th, 2014  
I agree with Ann, STUNNING. Had to fav and just love the tree in this. Superb POV.
January 17th, 2014  
You have a real eye for composition. Great use of the standard rules of thirds and leading lines. Fav.
January 17th, 2014  
Funny that you find it hard to return to colour. You were the master of those colourful landscapes, but I must admit they look just as good, if not better in B&W.
January 17th, 2014  
Oh WOW. That's gorgeous.
And yes, it was sad news .. bless them both
January 17th, 2014  
such a beautiful shot
January 18th, 2014  
B&W landscapes are tricky and this is awesome! love the track marks for the leading lines.
January 18th, 2014  
Amazing! :)
January 18th, 2014  
beautiful. Nice leading lines!
January 18th, 2014  
Super photo again, Seanl. I had to attend a funeral this week so emphasise with your sentiments very closely.
January 19th, 2014  
I can see why this has been so popular, superb landscape, the leading lines harmonise so well with the cloud detail above. Fav
January 19th, 2014  
Pure drama, love those clouds and leading lines! Fav.
January 19th, 2014  
Stunning shot. Fav.
January 20th, 2014  
FAV! Wonderful shot Sean. Maybe I should have spent my birthday money on a 10mm wide angle but I've blown it on a brass instrument!
January 20th, 2014  
@yrhenwr Thanks. Both have their merits David, what did you buy?
January 20th, 2014  
Great sky.
January 21st, 2014  
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