I have not been getting around to shooting any landscapes much lately. The reason behind this is that I’ve been busy redecorating our living room. Painting ceilings and window sills and all that.
In the mean time I have had my eye on the weather and frustrating myself with amazing opportunities only to find out that I have set myself out to finish our house first… I have planned out numerous locations and settings but they will have to wait for some more time… some of them even till next year… Setting priorities can be frustrating sometimes…
But in those spare free minutes during my work commute I’ve been going little out of the way places. taking the touristic route as they say… September in the Netherlands means mist. Or at least more mist than usual, combine that with the sun rising at a more ‘normal’ time in the early morning and you have a nice recipe to try to capture something atmospherically different.
A small tip in case you do not yet know;
Misty, foggy atmospherical landscapes usually do best with a longer focal length!
The effect of fog and mist is always best if you zoom in. The most mist you will find is when you look at the horizon. If you look at your feet they usually will be clearly visible in fog but objects further away wil not. This is because there is just more fog in-between you and the subject. Longer focal lenses tend to compress the background so the effect of layering adds to the atmosphere of your image. My images of the windmills below are taken in that manner… The other more widespread meadow images are taken on a different day and location and with a wider angle lense.
So enough talk lets see some images!
Here they are enjoy! And do not hesitate to let me know which one you like best!
And if you like you can buy this one on Canvas, Xpozer or framed