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Pewsey Hill

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 8 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A copse of trees on Pewsey Hill in Wiltshire.

Ps - While I'm thinking about landscapes and art, I went to London last Saturday with my wife to see the David Hockney exhibition. He's taken over the whole of the Royal Academy and it's an absolutely inspiring and breathtaking set of work that he's produced over the last 7 years.

It's on until the 9th April and is well worth a visit if you get the chance.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, great composition and love the way the lines take you to the tree's. Would love to see the Hockney exhibition but don't think I'll get a chance. I did watch the documentary he did with Andrew Marr. I'm interested in how the iPad pictures came out in full size.

8 Mar 2012 6:20am

@Andrew Atkinson: Hi Andrew - re the Hockney exhibition - he had ipad drawings printed at two widely different sizes. There were lots (more than 50!) of the 5 foot tall ones that you will have seen in the Marr interview but there are also a few much bigger ones of Yosemite that are printed on 6 sheets stuck together to make an overall print that is about 12' x 9'. It's clear that the ipad and the "Brushes" software are suited to Hockney's style as they are a very coherent part of the overall exhibition.

Hockney said in that TV interview that when he was using the ipad he was conscious of the size which they would be printed at and you can see how that knowledge has affected the drawing in the small scale of some of the detail - he will have done a lot of zooming in and out on the small screen of the ipad.

The overriding feeling that I got from the exhibition was one of real joy and a sense of an almost youthful exuberance in his latest art - particularly his latest large scale oil paintings like this one:,r:2,s:0

Hockney is 74 years old and is producing his most spellbinding and energetic, vibrant work. It gives hope to all of us as we get older that we will be able to continue to improve in whatever field of art we have chosen.

sunstonemaria from California, United States

fantastic capture, excellent composition! what a stunning place for photography!

8 Mar 2012 6:39am

@sunstonemaria: Thanks Maria - yes it's a very photogenic landscape in that part of England.

Rupesh from kudal, India

Great composition , B & W makes it special.......!!

8 Mar 2012 7:09am

@Rupesh: Thanks Rupesh!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great composition, as usual, I would say ....
There is a strange visual impact created by the axis of the picture being one of the parallel lines. At first, it's bizarre and finally catches the attention.

8 Mar 2012 7:51am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful curtain of trees and nice perspective

8 Mar 2012 8:30am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial ces nuages

8 Mar 2012 8:53am

@L'Angevine: Thanks L'Angevine!

Florence from Paris, France

Fantastic composition, as usual.

8 Mar 2012 10:53am

@Florence: Thanks very much Florence!

Ps - I recently completed a full set of 5 blog articles on my website which descibe my personal approach to photographic composition:

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!!

8 Mar 2012 12:34pm

@omid: Thanks omid!

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Fabulous, Ian, I just love how the different components of this shot came together. The clouds are best of all!

8 Mar 2012 3:22pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful landscape, great shot ! well done !

8 Mar 2012 3:24pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

great photo!

8 Mar 2012 7:41pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe comme toujours, original d'avoir choisi un des deux sillons comme axe et non pas les deux.
La photo est sans doute plus originale.

8 Mar 2012 8:21pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition with superb leading lines and a great balance!

9 Mar 2012 2:56am

Coyote Five from United States

It's a gorgeous, vivid photograph, leading to serenity. The capture of the clouds is spectacular, the silent drama, captivating.

9 Mar 2012 5:02am

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

Wow... outstanding composition with nice perspective.

9 Mar 2012 5:24am

th from nähe Erlangen, Germany

fantastic capture, excellent composition and B & W

9 Mar 2012 7:19am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

These places are just made for how the clouds are hanging, just over the trees! Very romantic! stars. ;oD

9 Mar 2012 7:25am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Love this very original frame...wonderful lines leading us to that lovely place that is your subject...great work Ian!

10 Mar 2012 3:09pm

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13 Mar 2012 9:01pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

fabulous Ian...from the lead in, to the balance between trees, cloud and heck of a composition!

31 Mar 2012 6:38pm

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