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winter reflections

March 6, 2009

in Devon landscapes

Fog and mist transform a familiar landscape into something mysterious. On this occasion, the fog also gave me an opportunity. This is a shady part of the Grand Western Canal, where the gloomy banks and the bright sky behind normally make too high a contrast for a successful image. The fog made the transitions more gentle, so I could capture the wonderful spreading shape of the tree and its reflection.

The subdued colours of the scene made this an ideal candidate for split toning. I gave the shadows a cool blue tone while the lighter colours have a gentle tawny glow. It gives a dream-like quality suitable for a mysterious foggy day.

This looks lovely as a giclee print on Hahnemuhle photorag – the fine detail of the branches gives an impression of an etching on the textured paper.

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