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Winter scene near Allexton

I find compositions with curved lead in lines like this irresistable - the eye seems to lead the mind on an imaginary journey through the image, and onto scenes unknown. A clear winter's day often casts a very atmospheric spell over the landscape, in this case aided by a few attractive clouds.

Tried a few crops both with and without the telephone pole, but found most of these alternatives to look a bit "flat" and empty, and the composition unbalanced for my tastes. Settled for putting it fairly close to the right hand edge of the image - a nice tree or bush would have been better, but wasn't available. To my mind, this has resulted in a slightly surreal feel to this image, the shape and position of both the puddle of water and the telephone pole giving this slightly unsettling feel, to me at least.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 10, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rottweiler
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2012/12/30 12:06:44
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash