This shot was taken in Yorkshire Dales NP exactly 2 years ago. I've been going through my older shots.. as there is not really much to do during the hot summer evenings here (temperatures are way above 40C already)... and was dreaming about green, wild, 3D landscape. Luckily I don't have to wait too long as I am going for trip to Pakistan next week and hoping for some great shots over there. For now I just have to remind myself how dramatic moment nature can create.
PS : I realize that the tree should have bit more space from the frame, however this shot was taken 2 years ago, and we all learn to see better and more with every new photo we take. And I've taken some more since :-)
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Floydian (30970) 2007-06-12 11:37
Heavy contrast, with deep saturated colours. That sky is really coming in to the scenery. Great exposure on the existing sunlight on the greens. Good composed, although the tree is touching the edge, i really like the overal scene...wonderful.
Mooie foto...prima werk.
sowhat (1004) 2007-06-12 11:37
What a beautiful light you've got here! Everything transforms under this light, glowing: the grass, the tree, even the stones. And this, contrasting to what seems to be a stormy sky.
Thanks for sharing, Ioana
bwiti (402) 2007-06-12 11:38
I had not seen that you had returned... Very beautiful photo with impressive colors, I like the presence of this fence which brings a additional curve in your image... Congratulations...
cbrman (21637) 2007-06-12 11:38
Une vue très impressionante par la couleur du ciel et le contraste que cela donne avec le sol ! Ce muret éclairé ainsi qu cet arbre sont parfaits dans ta composition ! J'aime bien la saturation de l'herbe qui lui donne un aspect rayonnant !
grantlp (2113) 2007-06-12 11:46
This is a fantastic image with great contrast between the lush greenery and the dark, stormy clouds. The sunlight on the foreground grassy area works exceptionally well with darker shadowed areas in the image. Great composition, great clarity and overall a great shot. Yes, the high temperatures in the Gulf summers take some time getting used to...if you ever do. Enjoy Pakistan.
belido (19934) 2007-06-12 11:51
incredible light controls. The contrast between the dark sky and the vivid green of the grass is fantastic. Great work!
mugush (2098) 2007-06-12 12:00
5 thumbs up! or this time i should off my hat!!
Cormac (26545) 2007-06-12 12:03
Wonderful shot Lucie! The dark sky really gives this a dramatic feel. It's funny that you mention that we all learn, and that when we go back and look at older photos we see things that we didn't notice before. I know that happens to me; I go through older shots that I really liked at the time, and now I only see problems and things that I would do better. In a way it's good, because it shows that we are improving, raising our standards and making pictures better and better. It's all part of the journey that makes photography so interesting. Have fun in Pakistan and be sure to show us some of the photos!
quetzal (3467) 2007-06-12 12:17
Impressive picture. This weather looked threatening. Excellent composition and framing. I love this kind of view.
Andre-H (1271) 2007-06-12 14:10
Wow, what amazing light! You sure know how to be in the right place at the right time. This picture is dynamic, moody, egaging... heck it sucked me into it to go for a quick stroll through my imagination. Simply wonderful.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-06-12 14:16
The contrast between the sunlit landscape and the moody sky gives this image a lot of impact, although the sky does look a bit overdone to me. Maybe that's how it was.
As you say in your note, a gap between the tree and the edge of the frame would have been good, but I also think you could have done more with the foreground. I think it needs something to break up the green space on the right, and maybe getting closer to the wall or changing your shooting position slightly would have worked better.
Have a great time in Pakistan Lucie.
vonp (2235) 2007-06-12 15:01
Even if you say that it could be better... I thing that this is a very good shot!
You well captured the big contrast sky/grass with this beautiful light!
Very good compo in this 3D landscape;)
I wish you to see amazing skys and clouds in Pakistan... it will be:)
See you soon...
grigand (18583) 2007-06-12 15:53
A great shot, the light and dark sky are wonderful.
KevRyan (22924) 2007-06-12 19:25
A typically dramatic image of this sort of day in the UK Lucie - the contrast is OK but perhaps a little predictable with this sort of shot and I'm sure there's an equally good and more subtle shot underneath this - not that the light can't be like this perfectly naturally but it just seems pushed to punch when it might have been a little more laid back........
gildasjan (38208) 2007-06-13 3:30
A very good composition under this sky very threatening. The realization is good and I appreciate framing. Beautiful work.
In a friendly way
dkeus31 (27733) 2007-06-13 5:49
A nice image with a great light on the foreground and well placed tree (you already notice that it is close to the border).
Great dark sky well contrasting.
Aliine (2663) 2007-06-13 11:47
Beautiful light and dark colours ;)
I like especially the stone wall...
xkolba (596) 2007-06-13 12:10
Your next picture is beautiful, hit me here strong colors and contrasts. I love such dangerous sky. Tree after left completes the whole very well. This picture have interesting climate, I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
cherryripe (21015) 2007-06-13 12:38
I can't resist photos taken in my favourite kind of light with those really dark clouds contrasting with the bright green grass. The details of the wall and fence are so sharp. THe space between the frame and the tree is only a couple of mm so it's OK.
Enjoy your trip to Pakistan.
euryan (8432) 2007-06-14 12:23
The master of light. I love how the sky is so dark in the background and yet this hill is so nicely lit. I guess this is nature’s game you are referring to in your title. Simple and beautiful shot.
P.S. I hope you have great trip to Pakistan, and won't it be nice to get away from the scorching heat of Kuwait.
carper (96) 2007-06-14 13:41
a lovely shot with the dark sky.
the light is great and the pov is well taken in the line of the perspective is very well seen, and the quality is very good here. this are photo's to try out with a super wide lens.
very good job Lucie, let them come.
Merou (4716) 2007-06-14 16:34
I always like this kind of light. Beautiful photo. TFS
Signal-Womb (13048) 2007-06-15 5:30
Hi Lucie. you do work the light to your advantage and this is very moody with that dark sky. I appreciate this composition with this wall which gives a good depth to the landscape. Very fine work..
sined (4523) 2007-06-15 5:48
you are the queen of the light catchers Lucie !
enedimd (1532) 2007-06-18 9:42
Excellent shot. Colors with deep saturation, light, well contrast are all them wonderful. Title is so good, its harmonious with your shot.
Great POV and composition.
Have a nice day.
hgupta (1323) 2007-06-20 6:01
absolutely lovely shot. the sky looks wonderful, cloudy, scary..and i can see the wind between heaven and earth.
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-06-27 4:16
What a beautiful light you've got here! Everything transforms under this light, glowing: the grass, the tree,,,,,,,,,,,,, even the stones. And this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, contrasting to what seems to be a stormy sky...............
Thanks for sharing........
fotomek (920) 2007-07-03 6:21
right, it's a tight composition, yet lovely saturation, sharpness and contrast pay this
little mistake back :) tfs - Tomasz
AnaFrantz (636) 2007-07-26 1:41
Very Good landscape- darl skye and treeblowing with the wind.
Unfortunately that is what we have experienced here in UK at the moment / No sin of summer yeth...
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2007-07-31 5:49
krasna kombinacia farieb, paci...
fserajian (2293) 2007-08-19 4:09
What a beautiful place, I have taken many shots of the Yorkshire Dales in the past. You have have managed to capture one those moments in the UK when we have sunshine and thick clouds giving it a dramatic effect. Well captured and presented. TFS
faubry (35335) 2007-11-01 0:57
hello Lucie, wonderful landscape... wonderful sky, wonderful contrast, all is WONDERFUL, bravo
wag (651) 2007-11-06 6:34
hello, perfect POV + dramatic sky, I like it.
humayun (2909) 2007-12-01 18:32
I love how the sky is so dark in the background and yet this hill is so nicely light....................................
Amirrezapakroo (405) 2010-02-04 0:12
Fantastic work !
with good detail and sharpnes.
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 70, 18-70mm DX f/3Nikkor
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-12 11:34
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