Today, my photograph is simplistic but one that I just love. It shows the moorlands between the village where I live and Haworth. Haworth is famous as the village where the Bronte sisters lived and where they wrote their famous novels.
The Brontes would have walked over these moors on their way to Wycoller and laneshawbridge, which they were known to visit.
From the photograph, I wonder if you get a sense of the wildness, portrayed in Wuthering Heights; maybe the clouds, sitting below the horizon, foster that mood!
Whatever, it is one of my favourite shots. I hope you like it too, Bev :-)
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snunney (100116) 2013-11-25 5:48
A simple composition but a most effective one. The obliquely placed post and wire fence adds a good touch of graphism. I like the low viewpoint and that beautiful lit sky. Very sophisticated photography, well presented.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-25 6:08
Hello Bev - The simplicity of your shot with its slightly upward looking composition and the fence line leading us up the slope is effective and I do agree, there is a feeling of being out in the wilds with only hill, moor and sky for company. A good place to walk and a good place to think. Warm regards Rosemary
ikeharel (72211) 2013-11-25 6:22
Some "moody" ambiance from the pic. and a bit "nostalgic" note, Beverly.
I do not say this is bad, nevertheless, many times we post photos and write about them, that are being influenenced by our specific day's feelings and "mood"s - and it is OK.
Pic. well rendered with its technical's, light was favorable and the wild straw over the field is in immaculate sharpness.
Cheers, good evening,
holmertz (53560) 2013-11-25 7:47
As you point out this is quite simple, but the diagonal fence and the balance of the light brown ground and the sky with its nicely shaped clouds makes this a very attractive composition.
jcpix (13930) 2013-11-25 17:40
Just the fact it's one of your favorite shots and holds a personal connection is really all that matters, regardless of what anyone else thinks. That being said, I enjoy it too! :)
It's a great illustration in perspective, as the fence posts and wires take us from left to right and into the frame, all while filling some space in the sky without being obtrusive. I'm not familiar with Wuthering Heights, but I do get the sensation of height here, as if walking along a mountaintop, thinking that just beyond the horizon is a drastic drop off.
Whether that's the case or not, those clouds make it appear that way for me. It's either that, or the fact that I have a similar picture taken in France where that was the exact experience! :) Great clarity, balanced exposure, sharp detail and natural colors. Minimal and well conveyed, it works just right!
Cheers from Phoenix,
emka (98854) 2013-11-25 23:44
I like this shot very much and I would love to see the place where the Brontes lived. Amazing to think that the walked through these moors. beautiful grasses. There is a feeling of loneliness and wildness here.
WArm regrads Malgo
Nicou (143208) 2013-11-26 0:55
Avec ces herbes sèches sueprbe image et captage et ce ciel avec cette forme de blanc ette barrière et les fils sueprbe vue et compo fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (114735) 2013-11-26 1:09
I like the low shooting angle and the strong graphism of the dark fence against the lighter blue sky as well as the superb dynamism and lead in lines and perspective added to the composition. The wildness and desolation of the moors have been well captured. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (31452) 2013-11-26 4:17
A historical place when we think of who walked here in the past, and you know it does very much summon up the ideas of bleak landscapes for me. You know, I always thought that the book was actually set in the wilds of the US (I havent read it to be honest, just from seeing snippets), and this shot makes me think that again. Even though its Yorkshire, something about this scene reminds me of the untamed west of the US from years and years ago. Its a really cool composition on the scene too, minimalist and yet able to summon strong emotional attachment. Really nicely done, I can see why its a favorite.
adramad (46030) 2013-11-26 4:58
Looking at the picture and remembering the novel, the aridity of the land, this moor grass and very rough terrain, just would have to imagine a threatening sky with gray clouds as storm, and we would have the right scenario .... but also with this beautiful blue and light clouds, looks very nice, good perspective which gives the stakes with wire.
Magnificent colorful, very natural tones.
Both the brightness and sharpness are perfect.
Have a good evening and week.
All the best.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-26 6:20
As you say a very simple shot but one that does so much to reflect the atmosphere and the baroness of the environment . Your low upward angle adds good depth along with the angle of the fence poles. The clouds in the background look as though they have dropped down from the sky and are just sitting on top of the land. Very nice.
bukitgolfb301 (42354) 2013-11-26 12:57
Hi dear Bervely
Very artstic and poetic image indeed. Very well considerd composition in nice panfocus appraoch. The balancing seems to be so well considered too.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (39344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-25 5:14