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Chance Encounter

By david deveson  
200 metres from the house, going down to do the shopping when I rounded the curve to be greeted by this flock of sheep... just time to 'snap' one through the misty windscreen and hope and pray that it came out.
It did and no matter what I do to it, colour, pale colour, B&W, pale B&W or sepia it still looks good.
A Chance Encounter indeed.
Thank you Trevor Howard, wherever you are.

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: RAUL, BOBtheDAZZLER, JBA and 114 more

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11 Nov 2008 8:38AM
Great work, looks like an old oil painting.
JBA 12 341 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 8:39AM
Wow, that does look good. Almost like some ancient biblical scene or something. Like a an 18th century painting. number one works best for me.
zebraboy 16 197 Australia
11 Nov 2008 8:40AM
Description made me laugh!! Superb shot!!
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
11 Nov 2008 8:41AM
Number 1 definitely. Looks like a painting.
SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 8:43AM
Just love this with a superb atmosphere and all the little faces peering at you.
Silverzone 13 2 England
11 Nov 2008 8:52AM
Super capture. Sylvia
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
11 Nov 2008 9:01AM
I absolutely love it - I've lots of wall space looking for pictures and this would be ideal Smile
Sezz 16 619 15 England
11 Nov 2008 9:16AM
Indeed they do all look good, lucky chance encounter! Like them all but particularly V1 & V5.

Sez *
BillyGoatGruff 13 191 199 England
11 Nov 2008 9:16AM
This is an amazingly good image!!!
V1 and V3 ring my bell more than the others.
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
11 Nov 2008 9:17AM
This is a cracking shot, V1 and V3 are beauties.
11 Nov 2008 9:25AM
The "Old masters" would have given their eye teeth for light like this David. Soft and bright at once and coming through the fog it has a spectral feeling which adds to the wonderfull composition.
A simply wonderful image which I'd have on the wall.


PS they're all good but I favour V1.
rusmi 16 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 9:32AM
N.1 is amazing! Italian Pecorino's Ewes or cloned? Smile

LesF 14 182 9
11 Nov 2008 10:01AM
This is terrific David

Cormy 13 3 England
11 Nov 2008 11:16AM
Superbly atmospheric David.
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 11:37AM

Its brilliant.

david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
11 Nov 2008 11:38AM
Thanks Andy for the award... Good?
To be perfectly honest this time it purely down to luck... a misty windscreen was the icing on the cake!
texturencolour 12 36 1 Australia
11 Nov 2008 12:12PM

Quote:The "Old masters" would have given their eye teeth for light like this David. Soft and bright at once and coming through the fog it has a spectral feeling which adds to the wonderfull composition.

Couldn't have put it better. A woderful image.
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 12:14PM
wow a really stunning image ,think i'll get myself a misty windscreen
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2379 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 12:24PM
Love the collection of expressions front row left. This is a situation I've been in so often (sheep-farming territory big time!) but never had the camera easily accessible. One day...
V1 here, no need for anything else.
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 12:41PM
a stunning image , the grouping forms a lovely composition and the atmosphere is great,
proz 16 205 United States
11 Nov 2008 3:55PM
great atmosphere
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
11 Nov 2008 4:17PM
Pastoral comes to mind. This is beautiful, like a fine painting. I particularly like v1 with the darker edges/tones and the toning of v5 is quite excellent.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
11 Nov 2008 4:25PM
Terrific painterly image. All versions are interesting, but I really like V4 as it looks quite mysterious.
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 6:50PM
Lovely atmosphere and the looks on the animals faces to the right are superb.

kitsch 15 439 4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 6:51PM
lovely, it's like stepping back in time into a painting.....!
am torn between V1 & V3 hmmmmm
User_Removed 15 7 8 Netherlands
11 Nov 2008 7:59PM
v1 for me David, lovely romantic image. V1 has the tones that are most fitting I think. Great dof with the fog etc.
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
11 Nov 2008 9:08PM
Thank you Bert, and, oh by the way, those beautiful soft muted tones of grey are digital....!
12 Nov 2008 2:36AM
Great shot as usual David. You've been blessed with a good eye for artistic expression.

janet 18 27 England
12 Nov 2008 8:47AM
You have a very impressive portfolio David!

12 Nov 2008 6:29PM
One of the best photos I've seen on the site David. Is it luck if you decide to take a photo through a misty windscreen ?
Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
12 Nov 2008 9:30PM
13 Nov 2008 3:02AM
Having to choose between sheep, a monkey and a pigeon to give my user award. What is this world coming to [sigh]
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
13 Nov 2008 8:49AM
Ah Koen... I call it luck since it was the nly choice I had and if you had a choice would you have done it all covered in moisture and dirt???
Either way it worked.
13 Nov 2008 8:58AM
I would probably have made the mistake not to have taken the photo thinking the windscreen would ruin it anyway Wink
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
13 Nov 2008 10:17AM
Wonderful! Thank the Lord for windscreens Wink Serendipity indeed!
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
13 Nov 2008 12:13PM
has a magical quality all of its own
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
13 Nov 2008 12:21PM
O U T S T A N D I N G !

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
14 Nov 2008 9:38AM
oh this is so nice, very painterly V1 is my fave then the last one but as you say it works every way you try it
fabulous work

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2008 1:44PM
Corrr wonderful and all look great as you say.....
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2008 9:24PM
A masterpiece.
Wilmot 12 338 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 12:44PM
You are certainley right it is fantastic.
Dabow 12 21 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 12:47PM
Beautiful image. Well done!
HowardA 14 231
26 Nov 2008 11:38PM
I love v1 and v3 David. There's a masterful atmosphere in the image.

NevP 15 853 13 Canada
4 Jan 2010 6:51AM
This is completely stunning.

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