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A Haunted Place

By saltireblue
Firstly, I would like to explain that I have hardly been on ePz the past two or three weeks, and have therefore not commented or voted on any images. I was having a few problems and not motivated to be here.
However, I am back now (stop groaning at the back!) and thought I'd present for you the view from my terrace a few days ago.
The day before we had 15cm of snow, but the temperature rose and most of the snow disappeared to be replaced by dense fog and drizzle. After a while, the wind picked up and this is the scene as the fog was being driven away by the wind. The scene is an area of forest that has been partially cleared.

Many thanks for the interest in my previous upload - appreciated as always.

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: B&w Weather Landscape Trees Landscape and travel Lierdalen mist/fog

Voters: bliba, lifesnapper, MalcolmM and 161 more

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bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
5 Nov 2018 2:20PM
wonderful light and bnw .......
MalcolmM Plus
17 2.1k 5 Scotland
5 Nov 2018 2:22PM
Atmospheric & lovely image
5 Nov 2018 2:27PM
The mono does wonders for the image, Malc. A rather stunning scene.
However, if the image were mine, which it isn't, I would've cropped away the tree's at the top of the image, which you haven't, as I find them distracting especially as there is quite a lot of brightness behind and around them.

"Just as well it's not yours then." I hear you say Wink


P.S. Yes okay, they need to be there to balance the image Blush
pink Plus
19 7.1k 9 England
5 Nov 2018 2:39PM
great depth and intrigue to the image
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
5 Nov 2018 2:43PM
This is a most spectacular view---the wind and fog enhance
There is depth at the top left--leave it
The bright, pure whites and deep blacks also enhance

and I am wishing to see the colors--the greens in all their glory--
we get this weather sometimes---extra sweater weather---
leo_nid 5 12
5 Nov 2018 2:46PM
cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 2:46PM
Lovely image, very nicely done !
RLF Plus
12 18 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 3:31PM
Magnificent shot of nature emerging from the mist.Smile
A dramatic theatrical shot indeedTongue
UA tomorrow
kw 4 Germany
5 Nov 2018 3:40PM
Great! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Klaus
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
5 Nov 2018 3:56PM
Glad you're back! Stunning views and photography 😀
hrsimages 9 1 Germany
5 Nov 2018 4:09PM
What a great view from your balcony - so dramatic. A really great shot and very good in mono. You've come back with a bang!
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
5 Nov 2018 4:20PM
Superb Malcolm, you too can take curves and contours WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink my award.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 4:43PM
This is not a scene that I would have chosen for mono treatment which says more about my resistance to mono that it does about the suitability of the shot. A very compelling, dramatic result.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.4k 2548 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 4:53PM
Cold, dark mystery, a scene made for b&w. Nordic winter returns, watch out for trolls of the authentic kind.
This is fabulous and I'm clean out of UAs.
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
5 Nov 2018 6:08PM
richmowil Plus
13 485 2 England
5 Nov 2018 6:10PM
Excellent Image!
Minty805 Plus
6 45 10 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 6:21PM
Late to the party again, but that really is a powerful image, Malc. Love the mono treatment. It must be one of the first shots on here with the new X-T3; it would be interesting to hear how you're liking it. Pleasure to give this an award. Allan
5 Nov 2018 6:25PM
Wish I had a view like that. Jaw dropping.
barrywebb 16 44 7 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 6:34PM
Terrific atmosphere. Stunning image
5 Nov 2018 6:34PM
Just noticed... X-T3.
Interesting. What are the gains?
franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 7:00PM
Wonderful, Malc!
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 826 England
5 Nov 2018 7:01PM
A fine capture Malc. Any trolls about?
saltireblue Plus
12 13.2k 83 Norway
5 Nov 2018 7:03PM

Quote:A fine capture Malc. Any trolls about?

Only mrs.salty, KeithWink
vivdy 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 7:03PM
Just stunning . Viv
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 172 16 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 7:51PM
A excellent mono image Malc, George agreesSmileSmileSmile

pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2270 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 8:13PM
Nature in all its amazing glory. Those remaining uncleared foreground trees are an important element and they look so clear set against the fog.
5 Nov 2018 9:09PM
et voila - mon pleasure Malc - all is forgivenTongue
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 9:46PM
A photographers dream scene.
6 Nov 2018 12:40AM
Tremendous mood caught here Malc , the trees looking like Tolkien`s Orc`s waiting to be awakened by Sauron for battle .
Excellent work !!
cheers walt
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.4k 2548 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2018 8:11AM
Better late than never...
ColleenA Plus
10 505 8 Australia
6 Nov 2018 8:30AM
Wow this is stunning..well deserved awards
Looking at that view seems to have settled your equilibrium.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
6 Nov 2018 3:17PM
Wow, what a stunning shot, Malc, worth waiting for! 👍 No cropping needed here as suggested, it's perfect as it is and worthy of my Award to add to your collection 🏆
Trev 😀
SlowSong Plus
14 10.4k 30 England
6 Nov 2018 4:46PM
Magnificent. And all this from your terrace! Envy just doesn't cover it.
Superb shot Malc.
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2018 9:46AM
Areas of forest that have been partially cleared are often quite ugly but you have shown here that with the right conditions a really beautiful image can result.

FabioKeiner 9 111 1 Austria
7 Nov 2018 10:53AM
Chinga Plus
11 112 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2018 12:09PM
Awe-inspiring photography. Wow !!! What can I say that has not been said?
Isabel GrinGrin
femape 5 Argentina
7 Nov 2018 7:31PM
Contrastes excepcionales.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.4k 2548 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2018 9:43AM
Many congratulations on POTW, sometimes the site gets it right!
woolybill1 Plus
16 38 79 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2018 9:52AM
Heartiest congratulations good sir. Well deserved.
I was sure that I had commented as well as awarded. Oh well, doubtless indicative of my facility for hitting Pause instead of Enter, resulting in nothing whatever. I've got it right this time BlushBlushBlushBlushBlush
Legend147 7 295 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2018 10:06AM
Amazing monochrome landscape the detail and tonal range is fabulous 😊😊
Stewy 15 103 2 England
12 Nov 2018 10:07AM
Stunning! Congrats on POTW. Thoroughly deserved.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.4k 30 England
12 Nov 2018 10:38AM
Somehow I thought this might be POTW, and so well deserved.
Do you also hold the record for the most UAs too? Looks like it. Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.2k 83 Norway
12 Nov 2018 10:42AM

Quote:Somehow I thought this might be POTW, and so well deserved.
Do you also hold the record for the most UAs too? Looks like it. Smile

Many thanks, Chris!
I think the record for UAs is held by Lilian and one of her frog images, or perhaps one of the Camargue horses. I seem to remember it received well over 60 UAs!
KingBee Plus
16 561 2 Scotland
12 Nov 2018 12:49PM
I would have given this an award yesterday, except I was all out. I cannot do justice to most of the plaudits on here - just know that I think this is one of the most stunning images I've ever seen, from your portfolio or anyone else's.

saltireblue Plus
12 13.2k 83 Norway
12 Nov 2018 1:36PM

Totally over the moon, gobsmacked, name it!
Never saw this as being worthy of so many awards. Thank you one and all. Special thanks to the team at ePz for the POTW. This has given me renewed belief in my photographic abilities.

MalcolmM Plus
17 2.1k 5 Scotland
12 Nov 2018 1:39PM
Well-deserved POTW, worthy of all awards !
saltireblue Plus
12 13.2k 83 Norway
12 Nov 2018 1:41PM

Quote:Well-deserved POTW, worthy of all awards !

Many thanks, Malcolm!

jasonrwl Plus
12 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2018 2:42PM
Congratulations on the POTW Malc. Richly deserved - stunning image.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2018 4:29PM
Many congratulations Malc - a terrific photo and well deserved awards SmileSmileSmile
Yogendra Plus
18 22 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2018 8:30PM
Stunning shot, Superb...
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
14 Nov 2018 6:09AM
POTW - CongratulationsWinkWinkWink
Tooma 6 2.2k 3 Scotland
14 Nov 2018 12:30PM
A shot to put a smile on the takers face, and many a smile from many viewers. Great job, Malc, and well deserving of POTW. Smile
tonyng Plus
12 12 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2018 1:20PM
chataignier Plus
9 226 12 France
15 Nov 2018 9:40AM
Somehow managed to miss this when you posted it, found it when idly looking through awarded photos. Fabulous !
Mist and cloud over a very cold nordic looking landscape - best viewed while listening to a bit of Sibelius.
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2018 8:33AM
What a great image Malc - and from your balcony too! You'll have to do what Leeming and Paterson did with the view from theirs... Congratulations on POTW and all those awards!
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
21 Nov 2018 2:37PM
What can I say other than absolutely fabulous.
Fefe Plus
10 80 45 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2018 7:17PM
Congratulations Malc...........SUPERB!
Fred263 10 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2018 7:24PM
An outstanding image, Malc
Top notch.
Wish I had seen this earlier but happy I found this beauty.Smile
13 Jan 2019 1:05PM
This is a beautiful and inspiring photograph. Worth waiting for the snow, rain, wind and atmosphere to work it's magic. you must be very pleased with the result. Thank you for sharing.
konig 4 14 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 2:44PM
Superb! Framing, tones, content!
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
22 Apr 2019 8:14PM
A real beauty!
mistere Plus
9 20 7 England
7 Jun 2019 6:51PM
That's a bit good Malc. What a fabulous view to have from your terrace.
A very nicely crafted and captured image.
Well done that man.

bledzo 10 90 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2019 12:33AM
Fantastic shot Malky and well deserved POTW. Where is it ? but that is of no consequence as you made a super image capturing a full tonal range in a mono subject close to my heart.
eeffbee 11 21 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 2:03PM
16 Jan 2020 7:16PM
Great mood captured in this image. Well worth all the awards.

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