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Shades of Wilderness

By BertC  
Captured last month during an afternoon photoshoot with my two elder brothers Joe & Edwin.

The contrast of the drenched soil against the puddle and cloudy sky presented an interesting opportunity for some clicks. You will also note the lovely redish colour of the fertile soil in this particular area (i.e. outskirts of Mellieha).

Some enhancements applied to the sky in PS to add punch & drama to the scene.

Shot late in the afternoon.

Thank you for viewing and as always larger is better.

Bert Wink

Exposure :- 1/15s - @F13 + ND Grad.
ISO 200 - Raw

Tags: General Flowers and plants Landscape and travel

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49er 12 564
22 May 2007 3:48PM
Cracking colours and atmosphere. Clouds give it a real powerful feel...


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wamp 12 276 8 England
22 May 2007 3:52PM
Love that sky Bert, like the lead with the river

AlanBW 12 20 England
22 May 2007 3:55PM
Has real impact, love the rich colours
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 3:56PM
Love the way the river leads into that dramatic sky Bert!

Great light too Wink

SueWB 11 England
22 May 2007 4:15PM
That some downpour you have caught! Magnificent moody sky and wonderful colour
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
22 May 2007 4:19PM
So lovely tones you have

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
22 May 2007 4:23PM
Great mood and colour Bert.This is a beauty.
Imagine23 12 241 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 4:26PM
A bit different. Love the red tones.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 4:42PM
This looks like Cornwall recently..great atmosphere and colour..I like it very much.
22 May 2007 4:46PM
Great alot!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 5:42PM
A very barren looking landscape given great atmosphere by that chink of light and those stormy clouds.

trissie 11 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 5:48PM
A superb image Bert, lovely tones.

Trish x
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
22 May 2007 5:55PM
Who'd have thought a puddle could look so romantic! You are indeed one talented photographer.
12 12 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 6:20PM
Love the colours in this Bert.
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
22 May 2007 6:30PM
Lovely image.
Good colors and composition.
Sharp and well developed.
Thank you for your comments.
bobalot 11 10 England
22 May 2007 6:30PM
great light again bert, magic shot
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
22 May 2007 6:34PM
Brilliant colour Bert and what light superb

Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 6:42PM
WOW very atmospheric image Bert, hope that you did not get too wet mate.

22 May 2007 6:56PM
Fabulous, love that chink of sunlight creeping through to give this a glorious feel. helen
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
22 May 2007 7:15PM
Great dramatic shot! Smile
22 May 2007 7:44PM

casson 12 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 7:49PM
Excellent Bert yhe lighting as always is so good.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
22 May 2007 8:18PM
lovely moody colours - gr8 shot Smile


Fran x
22 May 2007 8:26PM
oooooooooooo I like this Bert!

John (-:
TerryBaxter 12 11
22 May 2007 9:06PM
Sheer delight, Bert!

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 9:32PM
Love the moody sky Bert.

22 May 2007 11:00PM
Really beautiful Bert, love the rustic texture of the soil and the light..!!!

Nikki Smile
xinia 13 54
23 May 2007 12:40AM
great atmosphere captured Bert - tis a lovely image
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
23 May 2007 4:05PM
stunning drama in this, Bert!

phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
23 May 2007 4:13PM
Superb atmosphere here Bert,wonderful image and well taken.

pmorgan 11 217 13 England
23 May 2007 4:59PM
Another beauty Bert, very well done as always!

edcat 11
23 May 2007 5:14PM
Ghogbitni tas-some enhancements!
Alfoto 11 Wales
23 May 2007 5:19PM
Superb image Bert.....Wonderful texture and colours.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
23 May 2007 6:16PM
great foreboding sky, with the colour of the water has a WW1 feel in the waterlogged trenches
23 May 2007 8:43PM
Stunning atmospheric image.
Well done.
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
23 May 2007 10:01PM
Beautiful tones light detail atmopgere and composition.
23 May 2007 11:03PM
Pretty cool really

canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 9:45AM
Lovely capture Bert!
Pegon 12 78 1 England
24 May 2007 8:04PM
I love that sky Bert, it's very moody, a fantastic shot.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
25 May 2007 8:22AM
VERY atmospheric shot indeed. Just fantastic.
Newtman 12 2 5
25 May 2007 3:09PM
It is a fine shot without that sky, but the sky does bring the final bit of drama. Great photography.
brayzo 11 England
25 May 2007 11:36PM
Another nice shot.

daringdaphne 14 82 United Kingdom
26 May 2007 11:50AM
Melodramtic Bert, great atmosphere you've created. Real threatning sky. Like it

oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
26 May 2007 7:03PM
You have developed a unique style of photography. Your low light and warmed toned images are brilliant, and this one is no exception.

looboss 11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
27 May 2007 2:16AM
As you know I love your style, and I will have to agree with Phill and all the rest!
29 May 2007 8:18AM
Love the merge of light and colour in this one Bert, beautiful image, Adrian
RobinF 11 83 1 England
6 Jun 2007 8:54PM
Catching up on your shots this evening Bert (always a pleasure though) The contrast of the water, the land and that amazing sky are just fantastic. - regards Robin

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