Koenigssee - Bayern.
Well, maybe this is not exactly the type of picture you should take if the weather is cloudy and rainy... this is why I gave up after this shot and continued hiking until I reached the other side of the lake, where a nice "Almhuette" was waiting for me with fresh buttermilk, bread, cheese and mountain ham :)
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InasiaJones (31520) 2014-08-26 14:25
I like your note, it made me laugh.
As much as I am passionate about photography, my camera remains in my bag most of the time under such conditions, even while being in iconic places.... I just feel depressed and uninspired, knowing that my shots will not convey any special appeal, as without light, there is no photography.
But you know what, I think that in some circumstances, the subject might suit the crappy weather, like this one you've nailed down. Look, the sky refuses to cooperate in any possible way, but this particular landscape do match the rainy and sad conditions, almost gaining a dramatic aura - like in a Ingmar Bergman movie... The Seventh Seal...
despite any favorable conditions, you have achieved good contrasts, a wide grayscale range, and an interesting transparency on the shallow water that might have not been possible, should the light would have been different.
Not a fan of black and white, but this shot has a vintage look that I can't explain, not coming from the subject itself, but from the finish, the impression.
emka (82024) 2014-08-26 23:35
Hi Cristina, Koenigssee in rain and fog? What a bad luck! You found a way of making beautiful photo in spite of bad conditions, but seeing it in sun and blue sky would be nicer.
Fantastic testure rendering in this wooden shed.
WArm regrads MAlgo
willperrett (7490) 2014-08-27 8:09
On the contrary, I think you should have persevered with your picture-making! Sometimes the best shots are made in bad weather. And this photograph seems to make my point. It's delicately-toned, beautifully contrasty and masterfully composed. OK, the sky's a bit bland, but there's not much of it! Excellent monochrome landscape - not your usual urban choice of subject!
- Copyright: cristina pacciarella (papera) (14000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-08-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-26 13:53