Although a 2D photography can never fully capture the multidimensional feeling a landscape gives, it can certainly invoke those feelings, as you have done here. I can almost taste the serene air right now... thank you for sharing!
This is incredible... I now know what you menat when you said people didn't believe that your photos aren't manipualted... that was a very interesting journal for me, and mediocre beginning photagrapher with a pocket-sized camera...
Thanks... My photos are manipulated, but I stay very true to the subject. I use minimal digital manipulation. With shots like this the sky would be a little too bright with just one exposure. Film photographers used to overcome this by using a graduated neautral density filter (which basically blocks out some of the light from the top of the image to make it darker) I do the equivalent by combining to slightly different exposures, its a digital way of doing exaclty the same thing.
For "not doing the scene justice" you have (in my opinion) come out with one of your best pieces so far. The underlying look of simplicity conveys an emotive feeling of peace and tranquility. From the watercolour skies to the chalk dusted forground, the whole view is perfect.
I do hope that this will be on display at your exhibition because I would like to see it 'in the flesh', so to speak.
Thanks very much. I will try to rush a print off, but any framing now is extra and I have already spent way way over budget!
There is something about being there sometimes which is so hard to express in a photograph, I do like this shot, but it just doesn quite capture it.