This was from an early morning photo walk, captured looking across the meadow into Tadjik villages in the far distance of Pamir Plateau, 3600 m above sea level. Shooting against light and maintaining detail & interest can be very tricky but I simply loved how the low warm light seemed to illuminate those woolies eating away so well and throws some really good shadows. The composition was far away that I was at the end of a 300mm lens and no tripod.
The whole scene seemed to convey utter peacefulness...
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mirosu (15126) 2014-01-31 4:33
Excellent photo in very good light. It looks like a very nice painting. The sheep are in perfect low sun light, the light reflections are brilliant.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
dta (70325) 2014-01-31 5:24
Hello Abmdsudi ,
I like a lot that kind of bucolic rural scene . Here , the composition is not the most attractive element . What is especially beautiful is the light and , consequently , the superb palet of shades .
Sergiom (65297) 2014-01-31 5:27
Le titre convient parfaitement à cette composition. On ressent un très grand calme en la regardant.Le cadrage est excellent ainsi que la gestion de la lumière en diagonale.
Fis2 (88833) 2014-01-31 6:41
Excellent frame and colors.
Photo has climate.
Best regards. TFS
pajaran (54169) 2014-01-31 7:23
Lep pogled ujutru ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa ovcama, lepe boje.
Srbija je bila poznata po ovcama i jagnjicima.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view in the morning ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with sheep, beautiful colors.
Serbia was known for sheep and lambs.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Silvio1953 (128423) 2014-01-31 8:06
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely bucolic composition, nice scene, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-31 8:22
Background is painting, foreground is skill and experience and mid-ground is great photography. The frame is light-painting with a wonderful composition and excellent colors.
Thanks for sharing.
rychem (26812) 2014-01-31 8:28
Idyllic atmosphere! Great view with specific light, very nice scene
kato (11630) 2014-01-31 9:55
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the peaceful spectacle as timeless which the wide meadow is spreading, and a lot of sheeps are pasturing on it and eating the grass under an early morning. It's also effective for the river illuminated the gentle light. And, mountain slope and a row of tree with blurring image seen in the distance draw out a depth in this image.
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2014-01-31 10:38
Woolies :) That word made me smile. Of course, a creature I know in Ireland as there are quite a few of them around the place, but never have they looked as lovely as you present here. Particularly those near the water, they look like they are bathed in some form of heavenly light! The resulting wooly jumpers will no doubt be blessed. Lovely colors, and a lovely result in what you mention is very difficult light conditions.
Thanks as always
marina7 (8055) 2014-01-31 10:51
brilliant shining water and peacefully grazing sheep..and idyllic picture. You were up early for a morning walk but the sight was definitely worth it. Beautiful scenery and a lovely photo.
ourania (35100) 2014-01-31 12:17
a beautiful, calm and timeless scene. The landscape seems vast but your framing has isolated a part of it and given the impression of intimacy. I like the play of light and shadows, the bright outline of the sheep, the sparkling water. There are few details to attract our attention, the scenery is made of shadows, light and colours and is very suggestive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
danos (89627) 2014-01-31 13:41
beautiful this morning pastoral scenery with the sheep to feed carefree nera the water as the fields too.I like the fascinating scenery with the light and the colour management to are captured unique.
jhm (142884) 2014-02-01 1:22
These picture do my think to old paintings with this same image.
Wonderful panorama view, in high quality.
Your picture is very pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, with pleasant colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Graal (99502) 2014-02-01 4:11
very nice, peaceful morning view here. Good composition with the sheep on FG. Interesting landscape. Well done photo.
Have a nice WE.
marabu61 (9211) 2014-02-01 6:49
A truly beautiful landscape bathed in a wonderful warm light. This is really pleasing to look at and the mood is soothing to the eye. Very nice indeed.
have a great weekend
eldancer1 (30826) 2014-02-01 7:44
Good use of the backlighting to capture this beautiful and peaceful looking pasture. Good lighting control in spite of the altitude. And you were able to maintain good details. I am naïve to think that sheep are only raise in certain parts of the world but not China. Learn something new everyday. Well done, tfs.
adramad (39770) 2014-02-01 10:26
Wonderful composition with this wide view of the plateau, covered with greenery, grazing sheep get a nice bucolic touch, blue water in the foreground, provide a nice contrast light adds a special charm to the composition.
Magnificent this palette.
Perfect light management and sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-01 11:02
The early morning light is making the sheep coats to glow. The gleaming silvery tone of the water is very eye-catching. The light and shadow bands on the grassy pastures looks very attractive. All the elements add together to make a fine photo, with wonderful light and colours. Thanks for sharing.
mkamionka (31999) 2014-02-01 12:10
beautiful scene. The animals add a great touch here. You seem to do a lot of morning walks. I was always a morning person but now having a little baby who does not sleep well I appreciate every second of sleep even loosing opportunities to do something else :(
One can feel that you are at the end of the zoom here but the scene has a unique charm and ambience.
Very well spotted!
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-02-02 8:38
did not managed to get to this area of China, but it is a vast country and I kind of expected to feel unfulfilled. I do agree that the picture is peaceful and the mood can be felt through the pretty and warm colors as well as light and organized composition. The sheep grazing lazily at the river and the walls cutting through the meadows add interest to the image.
Thanks for sharing
Cricri (110295) 2014-02-02 9:47
Une très jolie composition, la lumière donnant de jolies teintes aux paysage, de la brillance sur l'eau, oui un calme qui est bien présent, c'est très apaisant a regarder
Didi (58440) 2014-02-02 10:46
Lights direction from the side gives an interesting 3D effect I like this kind of ambiance
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-03 10:52
the strong light makes the scene really interesting(especially the water surface attracts our attention immediately).
Overall very nice and idyllic rural scene from China.It seems to be so peaceful and leisurly.
Definitely a photo with its own,unique charm and atmosphere!
macjake (60000) 2014-02-04 13:02
not too much to complain about this one :)
when we see a shot like this, it just brings peace and serenity. the mood and atmosphere is easily felt by the viewer, its easy to be drawn into it.
and there also seems to be a sparkle on the grass :)
mcmtanyel (15607) 2014-02-11 21:39
300 mm, at 1/160 seconds and no tripos, that's impressive! I assume the lens has vibration reduction but still, that is one pair of steady hands. With well-managed light, this is a very charming pastoral scene. Congratulations & TFS!
adores (39908) 2014-02-28 8:28
You captured a very good light in the early morning. I like the peaceful rural scene, the commposition and the sunlight on the sheep are really good.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (45704)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-31 3:46