Son et lumière, sans son.

By saltireblue    
Perhaps I should call this 'Fjord et lumière'?Smile
Taken down the road at our local fjord (he says in a casual, throw-away manner).
What? You mean you don't have a local fjord??
Anyway, we were parked up, having a cup of coffee from the thermos, when it started to be somewhat less light. Darkness was a-fallin'. Rather strange since it was the middle of the afternoon, but there again, the way this so-called summer has been so far...Sad
Anyway, the light went all peculiar and eerie. That sailboat on the far left horizon was in imminent danger of being dumped on by large amounts of precipitation, and the seagulls had decided to call it a day and use shanks' pony. Two minutes after I took this, the skies opened and the rain gods left us in no doubt as to their mood...

Many thanks for your recent comments. They are always appreciated.

Many thanks for bothering.


Tags: Landscape and travel About to get wet Grounded seagulls You call this summer

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
29 Jul 2012 4:26PM
A beautifully composed low light shot, Malc, but even better than the composition is the way the light is dancing all over the ripples in the fjord, catching on the top of the posts and brightening the f/g grasses.
Exposed to perfection and capturing a wonderful atmosphere that must have been magical experience first hand.

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AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 4:41PM
That light is quite extraordinary but reminiscent of the light we get in the northwest of Scotland. You managed to get a good composition despite the incoming storm Malc! Love those cheesed off seabirds on the old pier.
29 Jul 2012 5:02PM
Good capture Malc, I have a very similar atmosphere in a picture that I am yet to upload. Didn't have a Flask of Coffee' though Sad

John Smile
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 5:07PM
The light in this image could have only been created by one man, and captured by another.

Regards Nathan
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
29 Jul 2012 5:08PM
Wonderful low light shot here Malk.

cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
29 Jul 2012 5:54PM
sparkling Smile
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
29 Jul 2012 5:57PM
That happened to me yesterday on my way home from town--
At least you were parked!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 6:51PM
I'm often struck by the vivid, aggressive light that a menacing storm sky can produce.
We have a local castle but sadly no local fjord. What, you mean you don't have a local castle...? Wink
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
29 Jul 2012 6:53PM

We have a local castle but sadly no local fjord. What, you mean you don't have a local castle...? Wink

LOL!! TouchéSmile
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
29 Jul 2012 7:07PM
How lovely, especially with the details of the grass and the sail. Beautiful.
I've got a Ford nearby; is that the same thing?
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:11PM
The Norse gods were renowned for the strength and simplicity of their taste - no messing with cats, dogs or frogs, just good honest thunder and rain, and plenty of both. I had not realised that the accompanying light was so stunning.
Amazing image.


Quote:We have a local castle but sadly no local fjord.

Moira is forgetting that we used to have a Fjord Fjesta Smile
MalcolmM Plus
10 377 4 Scotland
29 Jul 2012 7:14PM
Lovely light on your fjord - looks like the 'Silvery Tay'.....nearest I've got to a fjord.
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:16PM
Love the light captured Malc, and it is looking like you have painted the top of the posts in gold!!Wink where the sunlight has just captured them
beautiful shot
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
29 Jul 2012 8:28PM
Beautiful lighting, Malc, but you won't catch me pining for the fjords! Grin

Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
29 Jul 2012 9:38PM
Like the light in this Malc.
Regards Richard
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
30 Jul 2012 1:25AM
I don't have a fjord Malc.
I don't have a thermos as I keep dropping them.
My wife has a Ford,and I have a pair of thermal undies,
so thats as close as I get I suppose !!
Good shot.
Black sky and silvery light on the water, we get this in Scotland quite often but this is a very good example Malc, marvellous.

30 Jul 2012 9:28AM
Fjord? I think we call them floods over here! Wink A super composition and capture, Malc, with wonderful light falling on the water Smile
Trev Smile
LexEquine 9 19 United States
30 Jul 2012 9:08PM
'Super Color, Details, & Compo!' ~ LEx
NeilWigan Plus
5 11 15 England
31 Jul 2012 10:34PM
We have a canal, Malc ,if that counts,very effective shot.
2 Aug 2012 4:16PM
big smiles here from your narrative
I think you are one wonderfully funny man
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 8:52PM
Wonderful light Malc - loved the write up! Hope you have found your Chianti in the cellar!

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