This is the same mill that I had photographed in the fall. I just wanted to return and get a winter shot of it. The weather was rather dreary that day and I thought I could compensate for it by converting the photo to sepia but I'm not sure about that.
I would appreciate some input on how to compensate for dreary weather in a photo when you can't "build" the weather into the composition. Returning to the site under better conditions is not always an option. ;-)
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PLD_images (7149) 2003-12-17 10:42
I really like this one Linda. There is a lot of beauty in this shot and it gives off a real feeling on tranquillity and peace.
I think that the light condition here are good and work with the shot. A blue sky and more light might have made a very different shot, but not necessarily better. I think that a B&W version could be interesting, so I tried a WS.
dob_31 (0) 2003-12-17 10:52
Excellent winter shot, due to the weather you encountered that day, the tones are subtle and beautiful.
Converting it to sepia woulb be nice, but it is a great photo as it is. Well seen, thanks for sharing!
quegardens (1469) 2003-12-17 12:04
It is so nice to see this in a winter setting after your fall presentation Linda.I find it quite pleasing even if you see it as being a dreary day....dreary is a normal part of our endless winters :-) In fact I would build on the dreary aspect rather than trying to brighten it up to more favorable weather.
Daniel's suggestion to try a sepia version might be interesting.
Oh I see Paul has already done it...I like it:-)
nwoehnl (122) 2003-12-17 12:20
I really enjoy those pretty winter views from rural Pennsylvania, Linda. As most of the previous critiques say, it is perfectly fine the way it is, with no obvious need for a boost or add-in of any kind, I think. Besides the framing and the once again nice scenery, I like the reflection in the tiny pool in front of the mill. Well seen!
martin (1242) 2003-12-17 13:57
You have done justice again to a really photogenic mill. This brings out well the bricks and wood of the mill and, for me, that's what matters for this shot. [For fun, I tried merging this with your autumn version ... your shooting position was very close but not quite close enough!]
ninadev (5377) 2003-12-17 15:43
A very nice composition, well balanced both vertically and horizontally. This must be a place where you can shoot multiples versions depending on the weather conditions. I find that this one is well done. You succeeded in having a good exposition, which is not always easy with a subject with bright snow and darker background.
I also like the two WS made. I personally would have just added a big white frame with a small line in it - my new discovery lately - I thinks it gives a "classy" look to an image. Here, I'll make a WS.
flip89 (3410) 2003-12-17 15:55
This is really beautiful. I like the 'quirkiness' ie I thought it was sepia but then there are green trees and yellow bricks ... so the brown is for real.
manny (21833) 2003-12-18 3:35
The color "makes" this shot. It looks very gloomy yet the color makes this picture a classic. Beautiful. (Points later)
jrj (34841) 2003-12-18 5:04
Very, very good Linda.
I look at your "summer mill" which I liked very much, and think the contrast to the "winter edition" is very interesting.
At first glance this version seems like BW - but of course the bleak colour is in perfect harmony with the light setting and the fact that the soil is covered by the snow.
I don't understand what you will like to "build in". As in my sense the light without sun is often very good for bringing forward a nice contrast and also structures of wooden buildings, like here: Your mill.
The picture is balanced very well regarding light/contrast setting, Anyway tried out a little WS, what do you think?
nmess (2301) 2003-12-18 22:06
Wow.. you nailed this one Linda. Your choice of perspective and framing is wonderful to my eye. I think this is your best posting to date, a new favorite for me.
light (865) 2003-12-27 18:08
Beautiful snow scenary, nice definition. I like much the water area and the mill. Snow is superb here.
- Copyright: Linda Richters (richtersl) (3546)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Water Mills,Windmills [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-17 9:16
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