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February 22, 2012

More Winter at Fewston

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 19:17



  1. I hope that I will be forgiven, but after much umming and ahhing I decided that I really wanted these two to be together for viewing and comment. If anyone is offended then please let me know and I’ll take this one down.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — February 22, 2012 @ 19:17

  2. Why in the world would I be offended? No, not at all. But I only speak for myself.

    Comment by Cem — February 22, 2012 @ 19:21

  3. This one above (‘more winter..’) could easily stand on its own. However, it is certainly very interesting to see the ‘context shot. In some ways I prefer the latter for its atmosphere and the curves of ice and snow on the reservoir tying in with the sweep of the road.

    The colouring in ‘more winter’ is presented as a more optimistic view of the time and place with its warm tones and almost tempting water. The reflection of the fence indicates that the origin must be quite a way up the slope but the uncovered grasses along the water’s edge introduce a slightly disconcerting sense of a break in the continuity of slope and refection into the water.; but it also introduces a more abstract feeling to the shot that ultimately makes it more interesting to mull over for artistic intent than view as a straight landscape macro.

    Comment by zavaell — February 25, 2012 @ 07:37

  4. Though I was initially more drawn to the one above with its interesting reflections and more intimate feeling, plus the abstract qualities that John mentioned — the first image has a lot going for it and perhaps held my interest longer once I got into that hillside and the curvy shapes. The lovely winter color palette ties them both together well.

    Comment by Christina — March 3, 2012 @ 20:34

    • I should admit that I have come full circle to appreciate Christina’s comments. Initially, I too have found the close up to be more interesting but the context shot gains in weight as time passes.

      Comment by Cem — March 8, 2012 @ 16:53

  5. For me Winter weather at Fewston reservoir is more evocative and it is an image that I can relate to. I feel I know this place, the chill, the damp, the smell and the quiet. There is a sense of place and identity. I’ve just looked Fewston up and discovered it is near the Dales and it was earlier today I was day dreaming about Hawes!

    This image is complex and isolated with little feel for its context. Perhaps because it is a more complex image I should work harder at understanding it, it is a less relaxing image than its friend.

    Comment by Rex — March 3, 2012 @ 21:46

  6. Thanks all. It’s interesting that the second image has had more immediate compliments, but I am still very fnd of the first. I’ve made nice prints of each and will have to decide over time.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — March 3, 2012 @ 22:53

  7. Likewise, I’m more drawn to this one immediately. Probably more so over time as it is more in line with my general tastes. I like that added warmth of colour here that just lifts the mood a little.

    Comment by doonster — March 21, 2012 @ 11:40

  8. this picture feels more cold than the previous. The verticals from the trees stitch the horizontal layers together.
    With the extra warmth in this shot due to the trees and organic matter above the water comes a feeling of being colder, the contrast with the water may contribute to that for me.

    Comment by rhoehne — April 2, 2012 @ 22:58

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