Clouds drift across the moon, above our Bristol garden; 25 Apr 2010.

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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 70mm; 800 ISO; conversion to mono in Silver Efex Pro 2, using the Film Noir 3 preset as a starting point.

UPDATE: a favourite photo of mine, for two reasons.  First, it is a purely natural spectacle – banks of water vapour drift slowly through the night skies, one moment revealing our moon, the next obscuring it.  Very much a peaceful, calming scene, and it was quiet too, save for the wind’s low sighs.

And second, for me it works purely as an image, regardless of what it portrays.  The brighter clouds towards lower right balance the moon’s brightness across a diagonal in the frame, while the space between these two luminaries is a slowly drifting mass of soft, nebulous (in all senses!) tones.  And dense darkness closes in from all sides: we are looking through a small, lit window in night’s massive – but not uncomforting –  cloak.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

13 Responses to ARCHIVE 210 – NEBULOUS TONES (MONO)

  1. I see a peace dove. Do you?
    Stunning photo. XXX ATP XXX


  2. such atmosphere literally and figuratively!


  3. paula graham says:

    An appealing and pleasing shot indeed, my friend. xx


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Paula. Hope you’re keeping warm these frosty days >>> but looks as if its all change weatherwise on Friday. Am about to order more Forbidden Fruit, and already anticipating the warm glow … 🙂 xxx


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