A frozen pond somewhere in central Czech Republic in between Brno and Prague. It’s a fairly nondescript scene in real life, but I love the starkness of winter and this angular tree against the frozen surface of the pond epitomizes a cold blustery winter. These two image seemed to go together so well, so rather than picking one, I put two up.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….Just ambling along country roads in the UK is at least a picturesque experience. The hedgerows that divide fields from each other and the roads provide a habitat for all sorts of flora and fauna, so the occasional whiff of wild garlic, the sound of birdsong and the buzzing of bees makes a relaxing experience.
This is a country lane in Devon when I was en-route for Dartmoor national Park. I never go out of my way to take photographs when cycling along these lanes, it’s just that every now and then a composition jumps out.
Again, processed in Silver Efex Pro as previously described.
Kent countryside, England, UK
I have quite a few of these (compositions), but I sort of like them, they are mundane outdoor scenes, not mountains, not valleys at dawn or dusk with mist…..but as I always try to create a solid composition wherever I am, I think these ‘mundane’ images have a certain something.
In colour they are a bit of a washout really. Middle of the day photos that don’t turn heads. But I have added a vignette and converted to black and white (in Silver Efex Pro), added a bit of contrast and I am creating a nice series of images from the archives, the photos that time forgot!!
Anyway, hope you like them…..