While wandering along the coast near to my home city of Lancaster in the North West of England I was being treated to an unusually still day. These trees have not seen many of those. Only the day before the wind had been fiercely strong.
The winds on the west coast tear in from the Irish Sea and the Atlantic and create vegetation that grows in strange wind blown shapes. Almost like they have been frozen these trees look like they are battling high strength winds when in fact there was no breeze to speak of.
To get this shot I lowered the exposure until the sun did not blow out the shot, easy with a digital SLR by checking the histogram, leaving the sky nicely detailed as the cirrus clouds from an impending front drifted overhead.
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Rossignol (2289) 2006-01-30 15:35
Great shot. As you say, no problem identifying the direction of the prevailing wind - those trees must have a pretty tough life. Like the way the trees are silhouetted and your exposure of the fascinating cloud formations is spot on.
azuri (1598) 2006-01-30 16:14
Great! The sun, the trees, the sky - everything is moving! I like the composition - diagonal gives this moving to the picture, of course. Colours are also wonderful!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-01-30 16:25
It is not the best example of flag trees, but the image is very nice. We can identyfying the wind direction. I like it.
Have a nice night.
jordilara (822) 2006-01-30 16:28
I like very much color and perspective of this shot, well defined contrast. I like it!
Keitht (1304) 2006-01-30 17:16
Really nice work. I like the way the lines of the clouds match the line of the treetops. You have done well to retain detail in the clouds.
Very strong image.
Elric (560) 2006-01-30 17:42
Beautiful photo with amazing parallel lines between the tree branches and the clouds. Nice dynaminc and very good and strong framing. Good work.
cherubin (1971) 2006-01-31 15:17
very nice photo, i like the shape of the trees and the place you put the sun.
- Copyright: Richard SG (escher1) (1268)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS, 1B
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-30 15:31
- Favorites: 2 [view]