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Catherine's Fence

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 August 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Misty early morning light at the edge of a forest in Tuscany catches the post and wire fence at the end of Catherine's garden.

NIKON D700 1/640 second F/4.0 ISO 200 26 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful BW beautiufl light and shadows

26 Aug 2011 5:17am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thanks Didier!

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

I love capturing fences; I do really appreciate your take on this subject. The above photo is amazing, the backlit foggy background make this into a classic for your portfolio!

26 Aug 2011 6:24am

@Hans ter Horst: Hi Hans!....yes, fences are amongst my favourite subjects too so I was really pleased to be able to photograph this one with those really nice shadows and light and with the sun breaking through the mist.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love composition with fences ! really goog angle of view and beautiful light & shadows !

26 Aug 2011 7:08am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna....I was kicking myself after taking this one. I've been experimenting recently with using a shallower depth of field with some of my landscape photos. I had the aperture set at f4 for this one but I chose a focus point that was too far down the would have been much better if I'd chosen the first fence post as the point of sharpest focus. (PS the depth of field at f4 on this full frame D700 camera is similar to f2.8 on cameras with APSC size sensors)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Thanks for all these explanations, Ian ! I also love choose a shallow depth of field in my compositions, the choice of point of focus is always a delicate decision ;-) sometimes, I take both the first point of the composition, and a further point in a second shot. The atmosphere is quite different, in this case on your photo, it's more mysterious and adds at the foggy mood !

26 Aug 2011 7:29am

@Anna.C: Yes Anna, I should have done as you suggested and tried both near and far focal points but, as usual(!), I got too excited about the light and the composition and forgot all about the technical side of things once I was pressing the shutter button!

Also, it didn't help that I was on the other side of a barbed wire fence and I was leaning over it at full stretch to get low enough for this composition!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I also forget all about technical things when I am on the ground ;-) I understand what you mean so much, Ian ! thank you for sharing experiments !

26 Aug 2011 7:51am

k@ from Paris, France

An image that breathes up, how pure...

26 Aug 2011 8:15am

@k@: Thanks Karine!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The light here is wonderful and the black and the white as usual perfectly mastered

26 Aug 2011 8:57am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

saeede from esfahan, Iran


very nice

i glad to find your photoblog

wellcom to my photoblog

have a good moment in your life

26 Aug 2011 10:19am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

jolie la lumière et sous cet effet
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

26 Aug 2011 10:32am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Nicely done Ian!

26 Aug 2011 12:51pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nice use of light and shade Ian..get the impression you enjoyed Florence!

26 Aug 2011 7:43pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful light.

26 Aug 2011 7:57pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunning in every respect, Ian

27 Aug 2011 11:25am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Such inspiring light! Masterfully composed and exquisitely rendered! Have a beautiful weekend Ian!:-)

27 Aug 2011 2:46pm

Valeria Carolina from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Excellent composition and B&W!
Beautiful light

27 Aug 2011 4:29pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Rare, simply amazing light!

27 Aug 2011 6:40pm

tom from Germany

Love the light and the shadows it casts.

27 Aug 2011 7:49pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Another amazing photo. Nice work!

28 Aug 2011 9:52am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic contrast and light! very well defined shapes and textures make this on for me!

28 Aug 2011 12:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Ian - I love this image immensely. Fences, shadows, backlit elements and objects always intrigue me and I just love this piece! I hope you don't mind, I took the liberty of reading your exchange with Anna and it was very educational for me ;-) Thank youa gain - this is really marvelous sir!

29 Aug 2011 1:56pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

This is really fine!

31 Aug 2011 8:36am

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Beautiful, Ian! Perfect light, beautiful it!

1 Sep 2011 4:03pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
26 mm (35mm equiv.)