Taken just half and hour before my last photograph of the jogger, this time as I was walking along the path which runs around the perimeter of Lanark Loch which lies on the outskirts of the small Scottish town of Lanark.
A very misty morning, the sun was gradually breaking through and, as I passed under these trees, I was struck by the beautiful light streaming through the mist. I just hope I have managed to capture what was indeed a "magical moment"! In fact, I think you can still see one or two long cobwebs strung between the branches way above the little seat.
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Matthew-Watt (5956) 2012-10-18 18:05
A poetic, creative scene. The mist and ray of sunlight are rare photographic elements you have used well in this composition. I like how it points to the seat as if to pour luck onto anyone who should sit on it. The brooding background and nearly hidden pathway are other subtle beauties in this photo. Vertical framing was a good choice to show the superb and well managed light at the top of the photo.
coolazice (136) 2012-10-18 22:01
I've just been listening to Van Morrison, and this photo fits the mood perfectly. Unique use of light, perfectly seen and executed. A magical moment indeed!
Royaldevon (30783) 2012-10-19 1:36
A beautiful, moody photograph, John. The inclusion of the empty bench, with the searchlight sunbeam, creates the storyline. The whole sky is beginning to awaken, with promise
You have a fine sense of composition.
The light and shadows are very nicely balanced.
Have a lovely day,
lousat (78445) 2012-10-19 2:01
Hi John,fantastic like your last! How i like this kind of pics whit the ray of light on the fog,magnificent composition too,whit a dark and peacefull atmosphere and great great exposure! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
saxo042 (37588) 2012-10-19 2:09
A very pleasant and peaceful scene! The red man has left and the yellow man is also far away. All we have are the sunrays falling on the empty bench as a spotlight, waiting for the next actor to enter the stage. A very beautiful picture!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-19 2:44
a shot that epitomises this season so beautifully. Love the light and atmosphere it imposes on this exquisitely executed image. Attractive and captivating imagery!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
delpeoples (53417) 2012-10-19 5:00
Ciao caro Giovanni
Amazing how different half an hour can make to the light. The two photos make a formidable duet and are each beautiful in a unique way. I looked very hard and finally found the spider webs, again the light playing a big role here. The lone bench also sets the atmosphere, creating a palpable sense of solitude, tranuillity and the idea that nature is really putting on a special show. The patch of light in the FG is another exquisite element. A fantastic decisive moment, expertly captured, congratulations.
jester5 (2018) 2012-10-19 7:39
Mystical Light John(sorry about the pun:))beautifully captured. I like the way the leaves are contrasted, light and dark, against the sky and the soft colours of autumn.
Tigerlily (3107) 2012-10-19 13:31
Another superb one... wonderful light shines through.. like magic or a fairy land...Excellent composition and superb light control. Very beautiful indeed. Great work, John.
carlo62 (34490) 2012-10-19 14:57
si respira un'atmosfera autunnale veramente, i raggi di sole sono splendidi, come i rami che ne sono colpiti.
mvdisco (17776) 2012-10-19 21:10
A beautiful composition and presentation ,
Nice ray of sun and foggy scene with the bench,
I like the mood and the tone of colors,
Nicely taken and done,
bayno (18342) 2012-10-20 0:24
yet another study on light and also here you handled the best the different levels creating a pleasant atmosphere, perfect framing and a wise setting on your Camera...excellent,
have a good day...
Silvio1953 (124653) 2012-10-20 2:36
Ciao John, fascinating composition with fantastic light, magic atmosphere and wonderful autumnal colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ACL1978 (7507) 2012-10-20 5:45
Wonderfully peaceful capture before the joggers come out, John. The placement of the bench is perfect, at the one thirds mark and positioned to catch the misty rays just starting to filter through the trees. Nicely seen and captured.
holmertz (42273) 2012-10-20 8:07
Rest assured that you managed to convey the magic of the moment. The sunrays shining through the branches onto the bench create a beautiful, quiet atmosphere. This is an exceptionally well exposed photo capturing the weak morning light perfectly.
macjake (57432) 2012-10-20 12:30
I have a feeling you're going to be away for the weekend, you tend to be absent on TE for those days :)
But i'm still here!
Just looking around and noticed another one of your nice autumn scenes.
the only thing missing here is that man in his scottish attire you postes a week ago or so sitting on that bench playig his bag pipes! :)
its another fine example of light ray photography :)
love how there are dark and yet very luminous areas too.
its a beauty John.
agjika (3616) 2012-10-20 14:53
Excellent mood excellent photo. I think you have delivered very well what you hand in your mind. Perhaps I would have cropped a bit more off the top. Also you have got just the right amount of detail in the shadows.
Thanks for sharing
annjackman (20133) 2012-10-20 20:03
absolutely my type of picture and one I would love to have taken. the light is magical.
critiques will be short for a bit.
best wishes from Hanoi.
mkamionka (30903) 2012-10-21 1:01
excellent series. Even though they seem to be so similar they do have a completely different mood. Here with the lack of people and with the bench in the centre of attention it seems to be so melancholic and peaceful, The sun rays are fantastic again and the feeling of autumn very well captured.
Have a great Sunday,
brianmcc (6185) 2012-10-23 12:14
the atmosphere here is wonderful, all due to the fantastic early morning light, and your management of it in this picture. the fallen leaves, the remains of the mist, the light filtering through the trees, all combine to produce this lovely image. the overhanging leaves illuminated beautifully by the sunlight are placed perfectly, while the ray of misty light pointing directly towards the lone bench is quite magical.it is one of those not to be repeated shots, as the same elements may not be present again to provide the same opportunity. so you were obviously the right man in the right place to capture this.
Glint (6167) 2012-10-25 5:28
I think others have said things for me. This is rather a poetic image. Love the light through the tree canopy. The empty seat waits invitingly for someone to sit there and perhaps enjoy a contemplative moment.
emka (80912) 2012-10-27 13:28
Hi John, fantastic light management here, you created very mysterious atmosphere. Special mood here. it was magical moment indeed. And too cold and wet probably to see there a couple sitting. Then it would be more romantic. marvelous photo.
GREGG (7888) 2012-10-28 13:30
wonderful view,very good composition
have a nice evening
willperrett (7428) 2012-10-31 6:32
I've been away for several weeks, so have missed quite a few of your postings; but I couldn't pass over this little beauty! Very atmospheric and excellently exposed in these challenging light conditions. The bench creates a focal point: would it have been even better with an old man sitting there? I'm happy to oblige!
thebest (4276) 2012-12-20 15:51
Beautiful photo with a wonderful moodiness about it - the filtering light is just enough to enhance the content.
There is a certain feel of emptiness as well which makes me want to reflect back in time to people that are no longer physically in my life.
Well done I really like this photo.
dudipeter (285) 2013-02-23 8:37
Fajna kompozycja i klimat zdjęcia.
COSTANTINO (56799) 2013-02-23 8:43
delicate and mysterious atmosphere with
particular beauty,I like the sunrays
passing through the leaves of the trees
welldone shot indeed
have a nice Sunday
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (20778)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-15
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-18 16:51