A Midsummer Night's Dream

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by M_J_Helin, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. M_J_Helin

    M_J_Helin Well-Known Member

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    Last night was beautiful beyond imagination. I have waited seeing noctilucent clouds the whole long winter and spring. Finally they are here.

    The display started around 11:45pm and lasted until 03:10am, when the light of the soon rising sun washed the clouds away.

    The image is a focus stack made of eleven frames.

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    Hey Matti, the clouds are cool, but I especially like the way the forest is lit up. That is sure sweet!
     
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    Thanks! Yes, although I photograph mostly different events and phenomenas in the (night) sky, I think the photo is nothing without a foreground that both leads you deeper into the image and helps to tell a story. It should also create the mood that was present when the photo was taken.

    The summer nights in Finland are truly magical. You almost start to believe that fairies, nymphs and others mythical creatures could exist :D
     
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    Whoa - I really like the illumination in this scene Matti. The flowers have just enough light to present the details and colors. I have to agree with your description of the nights in Finland - truly magical.
     
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    The summer nights in Finland are truly magical. You almost start to believe that fairies, nymphs and others mythical creatures could exist :D[/QUOTE]

    Don't they? I've had that experience in the highlands of Iceland with the deep moss. The Hidden People must live there!

    Noctilucent is a wonderful word - just rolls around the mouth deliciously. It's really a wonderful combination of the wispy, skeletal diagonal clouds balanced with the vertical flowers & anchored with the water. The reflection makes a nice transition from the ethereal to the worldly.
     
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    This is unique and beautiful and dreamy all at once.
     
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    Wow - striking image!
     
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