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Following on from ‘Quiet Reflection‘ here is another local scene transformed by the rising water levels. This is usually a quiet little stream surrounded by fields, with this particular spot being popular with villagers for summer picnics. 

The Hatch Pool in Steeple Langford in the 2014 floodI’d been experimenting with long exposures but in this case I wanted to show the water in action. Not the high drama of crashing waves but the impassive, inexorable, encroaching nature of the beast.

Although relatively shallow (but perilously close to the top of my wellies!) the strength of the water was surprising, pushing hard at my legs and causing problems with my tripod. Trying to control five legs against the flow was not easy!

(All images are copyright to Noeline Smith)

EXIF data: ISO 200, 1/40s, f8 at 32mm, RAW file converted with Capture NX2

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