Tripping the light fantastic

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© Desmond James C
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UploadedNovember 24, 2008
TakenNovember 17, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/500 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length285 mm
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Fill'd her with thee, a daughter fair,
Come, and trip it as ye go
On the light fantastic toe.

Excerpt from "A'llegro" by John Milton (1631)

At Geysir in Island in the glorious light from the mid-November afternoon Sun. This is basically an unprocessed image, straight off the sensor, apart from the fact that I cropped it to give me the composition I desired. Yes, the light was so intense that I did'nt realise I was overexposing slightly, but hey, I suppose those blown out spectral bits add more to the air of mystery & otherworldliness I was feeling at the :-)

5 responses

  • phil mckay

    phil mckay said (24 Nov 2008):

    excellent atmosphere and the dark figures are very impressive. i like the deep dark colours. great shot.

  • Sergey Lukyanov

    Sergey Lukyanov said (24 Nov 2008):

    Cool, written by light

  • Chicago Love

    Chicago Love (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    this is my absolute favorite

  • Daniel Zuellig

    Daniel Zuellig gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Love the 'glow' of the image

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    beautiful shot. such a sense of mystery.

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