Stills V3

February 22, 2012

Winter weather at Fewston reservoir

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 00:43




















I got an unusual (and unseasonal) urge to take the Mamiya 7 and a tripd for a walk with the girls last week. This is one of the results. If you click through twice then you can see it a bit bigger.



  1. Hi Mike,

    I like various aspects such as the somber tonality, the curvy paths of the ice/snow on the lake and the road leading up and the misty weather above the trees. The picture succeeds in capturing and communicating this winter scene and it conveys the associated emotions. The fact that it is a MF film capture will mean that you can make a pretty good print from it. The details look rather crisp in the large version, The only nits I want to pick are the skewed horizon and the branches at the right edge of the picture. By no means I am insinuating that you should correct them, on the contrary. It is just me stating the obvious. Besides, I am still doubting a lot whether the branches distract (as I originally thought) or add dynamic and depth to the picture.

    Comment by Cem — March 8, 2012 @ 17:05

  2. Every time I look at this image I’m drawn to the road as it reminds me of one I’ve cycled up many times, but sadly not for at least six years. The one I’m thinking of doesn’t have a lake like that, but there’s something about the angle of the climb and the lay of the land surrounding it.

    I’m also moved to think of the lake, or at least the two worlds temporarily isolated from each other (or should that be iceolated).

    Comment by cgcooke — March 10, 2012 @ 23:40

  3. the sort of scene I haven’t seen for real for a long time. i love the way you have captured the soft light and gentle colour saturation.That combined with the gentle flow of all of the curves lends a very relaxing feeling to the whole image.

    Comment by doonster — March 21, 2012 @ 11:38

  4. it is well seen. You have the S curve bottom right, then teh same mid ground with teh white and then again up on the road top left. Branches on right work for me, something I tend to do as well.

    Comment by rhoehne — April 2, 2012 @ 22:49

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