ND – Winter’s Coming, Blue
A brilliantly sunny and blue…
…but chilly mid-November day gave way to another, and the clear intervening nighttime sky forewarned that the arriving second day would be really cold.
The view south from Birmingham’s city centre had tree covered hills rolling in fog with only a mosque and various chimneys, some belching smoke to thicken the gloom, breaking through the poor visibility.
However, it looked like it may have photographic promise so I grabbed my Nikon D700 and pushed the lens out to 300mm to try to capture something.
When it came to…
…post-processing, I was torn as to which way to go. Simply pushing up either the contrast or saturation seemed to give it a strong yellow look that appealed.
I wasn’t fully happy with this approach though as I wanted to see what else I could get from being more subtle, which I felt was more fitting. Coincidentally I was listening to an album that I hadn’t heard for a while, and inspiration was mine.
I don’t dislike the yellow treatment at all, but there’s something simple and dreamy about my second and more closely cropped attempt. Do you like it?
…and for those of you tone-deaf Luddites out there…
…the title of this post is a reference to the beautiful 1976 Genesis album of the same name, and in particular the ethereal album cover (we used to have those you know).
“Wind and Wuthering” 1976, Image (c) Genesis.