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Winter Mood

By BertC  
Captured last March during a photoshoot with my two elder brothers Joe & Edwin.

It was quite a dull and 'wet' day and I particularly was enticed by the contrast of the drenched soil against the puddle and cloudy sky.

Location outskirts of Mellieha.

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

Shot very late in the afternoon.

Thank you for viewing and as always larger is better.

Exposure :- 1/25s - @F13; + ND Grad.
ISO 200 - Raw

Tags: General Flowers and plants Landscape and travel

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ESP 11 26 England
7 Jun 2007 12:06PM
Always great atmosphere and drama in your shots...and this one is no exception Smile


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Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
7 Jun 2007 12:09PM
Unmistakebly yours Bert, as Sarah rightly points out, your style is always full of drama

AlanBW 12 20 England
7 Jun 2007 12:10PM
Dramatic and full of rich colour
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
7 Jun 2007 12:11PM
Love the light in the foreground grass Bert, superb work yet again!

wamp 12 276 8 England
7 Jun 2007 12:26PM
Nice detail in the fg Bert. Know what you mean about the wet soil, and it really seems to bring out the colour

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
7 Jun 2007 12:35PM
full of atmoshphere, like the river as a lead in with good movement in the grass
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
7 Jun 2007 12:37PM
The dramatic sky and the light on the grass make this another amazing shot! You have definitely mastered this style...beautiful.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 12:42PM
Great moody shot Bert, I particularly like the fg grass.

clarkycat 14 89
7 Jun 2007 12:58PM
I love the texture of the grass in the foreground, great detail. I kinda wish the top right corner was a bit lighter.

Still good though.

Herge88 11 40 4 England
7 Jun 2007 1:21PM
A truly beautiful image Bert.

Best Matt
ITPSnapper 12 45 Netherlands
7 Jun 2007 1:41PM
The colour and mod captured here is wonderful. Yet another top shot in the pf.

jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
7 Jun 2007 1:50PM
Great capture, very moody.


User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 2:35PM
Stunning light, excellent capture.
plugin 13 1 Canada
7 Jun 2007 2:47PM
Superb.. very moody. Well done!
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
7 Jun 2007 3:06PM
great as ever, Bert.......

SueWB 11 England
7 Jun 2007 3:25PM
Very moody shot - another amazing image to add to your wonderful PF!
Newtman 12 2 5
7 Jun 2007 4:12PM
I love that moody sky, seems as though the heavens could open at any moment.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Jun 2007 4:29PM
Very moody with sympathetic colors! well done, jennnnnn
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
7 Jun 2007 4:29PM
Wonderful subdued light and and loads of atmosphere. Lovely texture in the f/g grasses. Great comp.
Great atmosphere and drama. Like the subdued light and the textures in this shot. JNC
DYankee 12 6 United States
7 Jun 2007 4:40PM
Perfection.... as always, Bert!
Love the mood, and the balance of light and darkness. Your work has such a unique stamp to is. Whatever you do, you do it with such care - sure sign of a true photographic artist!
Dawn Smile
Happy 30th! Smile You deserve many many more for it!
Pegon 12 78 1 England
7 Jun 2007 4:53PM
Great shot Bert, I love that moody sky.
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 4:59PM
Never seenm to catch yours in the gallery Bert
Added to favorites to remedy it!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Jun 2007 5:45PM
Produced with great skill.
brayzo 11 England
7 Jun 2007 5:48PM
Nice work Bert, keep it up.

trissie 11 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 5:54PM
A beautiful capture Bert, with lots of atmosphere.

Trish x
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Jun 2007 6:02PM
Very moody and atmospheric Bert. Well done.
HUMIE 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 6:02PM
Great composition Bert.....that sky,what drama.
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
7 Jun 2007 6:04PM
Knew this was yours. Gorgeous tones.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Jun 2007 6:04PM
Love those tones Bert.A gem my friend.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
7 Jun 2007 6:17PM
Great earthcolours as usual, very moody

7 Jun 2007 6:45PM
Fabulous Bert... love the moodiness of this... superb as usual.... helen x
moglen Plus
11 14 1
7 Jun 2007 7:05PM
love the clouds around the sun. glen x
juldon 15 78 England
7 Jun 2007 7:09PM
Another lovely shot Bert.

TerryBaxter 12 11
7 Jun 2007 7:24PM
Another good 'un, Bert; love your control of light, and lack of it.

exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
7 Jun 2007 7:35PM
A Beautiful perspective lovely tones and light detail and composition.
7 Jun 2007 8:20PM
Love the large Burt, I got lost in it, excellent light as always, fine image, Adrian
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 8:50PM
Another beautiful and moody image.

phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 9:29PM
Excellent mood in this Bert,superb light and composition.

oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
7 Jun 2007 9:41PM
Could only be yours Bert. Full of drama and when viewed large the detail is magnificent.

Good one Mate Wink ( I had to get my own back) LOL
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 10:10PM
Dramatic, eerie shot. Perfect,
daringdaphne 14 82 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 10:36PM
Love the composition; I like too the grasses, they have come out well. Moody shot. Very G. It's like being there

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 11:32PM
Moody sky and great detail in the fg grasses Bert.

daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 11:46PM
It's a BIG puddle Bert! Beautiful work. I love the way the sun is peeping through that very black and threatening cloud. Super light on the grasses too.

8 Jun 2007 1:09AM
great work Bert.

Dee Smile
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 7:29AM
Lovely shot Bert
peter_oak 12 1 England
8 Jun 2007 7:47AM
I'v seen some of those stormy days,great shot well exposed.

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
8 Jun 2007 8:43AM
like the diagonal comp
KingArthur 11 8 Malta
8 Jun 2007 4:46PM
Nice artistic shot Bert, crisp foreground detail, lovely lighting and tones ... a wonderful moody compositon all round.

looboss 11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 8:56PM
Great mood, and nearly wintry Smile
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 10:47PM
This has an almost biblical feel to it. The f/g detail is very good and the mood is great. Another excellent image.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2007 7:46AM
Stunning Bert, simply stunning
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 4:48PM
What a menacing capture! A brilliant shot full of atmosphere.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
10 Jun 2007 5:57PM
Another winner in my eyes. Just Superb.
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 6:29PM
Excellent shot,I can imagine standing on that bank and seeing the view.
edcat 11
11 Jun 2007 6:00PM
tajjeb Bert 'l-enhancements' qed jimpruvjaw tant illi kieku jien ma' kontx hemm ma kontx ninduna imma ix--xorti riedhet illi khemm anchor bay u liehor fejn il-puddle allura bilfors ninduna il-bqijja tajtni risposta ghall PS-----PROSIT u seem tohave mastered the beast!
NeilM 11 England
11 Jun 2007 8:57PM
good fg & mood here Bert.

Libby_M 11 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 12:42PM
just great colours and detail
love it
Dotrob 12 Wales
12 Jun 2007 10:09PM
Great dramatic shot, super lighting on the f/g grasses.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
14 Jun 2007 9:26AM
very moody the comp
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
24 Jun 2007 7:47PM
moody and atmospheric, i like the subtle colour throughout as well

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