Sunday, October 07, 2007

Shingletown, Pennsylvania

Autumn Dawn

4 comments:

Markus Spring said...

This is an outstanding picture. Admittedly I have my difficulties with those all-to-sober everyday landscapes and myself too often fall for the cliché or postcard ones and have a hard time "seeing" such a scenery and her potential when encountering it, all the more this picure was really striking me. I love all those subtle tonalities and the faint patterns in the hazy background, but what probably made my eyes and mind stop was the shallow DoF. I do like this technique very much but only used it with quite near objects, so here I again learnt something new.

Thanks for sharing this image with us and giving me the opportunity to widen my creative horizon.

Eric Hancock said...

Nice.

Martin said...

Looking at this picture I see what Markus described so perfectly.

Carl said...

Thanks for the comments. This kind of picture goes way back to my earliest color photography as a teenager back in the 1960s. I was influenced by the work Jay Maisel was doing at the time. Fleeting light effects early or late in the day, captured with long lenses used handheld and consequently wide open with shallow depth of field that puts a layer of abstraction on what is still a perfectly recognizable rendition of a scene. I don't do it very often, but something about the light last Thursday morning near State College, PA, made me reach for the longest lens I had with me and revert to an old familiar style.