It's strange that you plan to take one picture but come away with a completely different one altogether. Driving along the A93 heading towards Braemar from Ballater in Scotland, I stopped to take a snapshot of a distance mountain covered in snow. below the tree line hung a white cotton wool mist and the trees looked wonderful above it. But once out of the car I realised that I did not have a good POV to take the shot I wanted. Below me at the kerbside was a low lying field and nestled in mist this old Kirkyard (churhcyard). It seemed hidden and secret and had a mysterious and almost magical quality about it...as if it would disappear if i turned my head away. It would be tempting to say that the gravestones in fog created a spooky atmosphere but that cliche would not be true. There was a tranquility about the place. There was a sense of place, that here were the relatives and ancestors of the good country folk of the area ( and what a beautiful area it is too!) I don't know the name of this place and I had only a few moments in which to take the picture before we set off on the long road south.
I did just the usual PP work
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AROBN54 (11471) 2007-12-04 12:49
This is wonderful! The light, the mist, soft muted colors, the mystery. I like the way light just catches on the foreground and the shot fades away into that soft mistiness. Man, this is beautiful! Great shot!! Thanks and warm regards,
tyro (20050) 2007-12-04 14:07
This one is better than your last one in Glen Shee or thereabouts but it's still a tad fuzzy. Again, I believe that this is due to camera shake and not poor focus: you've used a very slow (1/25 sec.) exposure with a 48mm focal length. Why did you use f/14? You didn't really need that depth-of-field here - I reckon f/5.6 would probably have been fine and you would have ended up with a speed of about 1/80 sec. which would have been just all right. Again, a tripod would have been the definitive answer.
Still, again, fabulous lighting, colours and perfect exposure and a great note too!
finlay (1549) 2007-12-04 14:20
I like this shot. The fog swirling in the background creates a rather mystical atmosphere.
lousat (75622) 2007-12-04 15:39
wow what a mysteriuos and foggy atmosphere ! very very great pic,thanks for share,Luciano
noborders (1010) 2007-12-05 1:51
Dear Bev, I like your photos of people a lot, but this one is specially moving and the colours are splendid and unusual (as well as the strange light in the clouds).
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-12-05 13:43
Bev, nice shot, he foggy background really makes this one and the fg detail is just great. Well seen.
plimrn (21344) 2007-12-11 13:23
The interplay of light and shadows makes a very strong composition with the low angle of light giving the headstones long shadows. The trees in the misty clouds add a perfect backdrop to rugged stone church. I thought the FG was just a touch dark, but when I took it into Photoshop to add a bit of a screen layer but when I opened it there, I could see the light was perfect. That frosty green of the grass just popped out at me. I've noticed that often a photo may be perfect in PS, but a little washed out or little too dark on TE. I'm not sure why but I've started pushing things a bit for myself.
difty93 (545) 2007-12-17 3:32
WoW...I like very very much this photos...
PS:Sorry for the English...
MeAT (1174) 2007-12-23 20:06
Very good that you did not overexposed the sky. Nice atmosphere captured. I like the different layers of elements lined up.
smarcell (19963) 2008-01-15 23:47
Churchyards in UK sometimes have very special atmospheres. I remember some of them in the mist, ready for a horror movie set.
Here you caught it while weather is changing from sunny to foggy. There is a very special light, and tombstones together with the ruins make the rest.
Very interesting picture.
- Copyright: Bev Turner (Glint) (6165)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-02
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 'more photos that I'd like to remember (IV), All Saints Cemeteries II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-04 12:44