08.12.2019 Layers, diagonals, and fogs, oh my!

Yesterday morning when I arrived at the New Salem Overlook I did just a quick drive through.  The sky was clear so I moved on to look for other places since I prefer clouds at sunrise to catch some color. Everywhere else was the same and not very photogenic.  I went by the overlook and decided to take another look.  There was not a cloud in the sky but plenty in the valleys.

At first it still didn’t appear there was much to work with, but a thorough search turned up that nice combination.

I am sure many relate to the title but just in case.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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12 Responses to 08.12.2019 Layers, diagonals, and fogs, oh my!

  1. shoreacres says:

    This one’s really intriguing, made up of not just diagonals, but a true zig-zag effect. I found my eyes moving back and forth across the image, following those lines. It’s striking how the clouds and the hills seem to be moving in opposite directions, and even not so fond of black and white me has to say it really works here.

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    • Sometimes the unplanned is what takes the prize. When I first looked at the scene I didn’t see this at all. It wasn’t until I viewed the rear screen that the narrowing of my vision caught the zigzagging hills. Of course, the view finder would have done the same.That fog doesn’t know whether it is coming or going.
      Maybe a few more images like this will turn you to the dark side, eh Linda? LOL

      BTW, this was also with the 100-400.


    • Ann Mackay says:

      Yes, for me too, the zig-zag composition makes for a great image. And it works beautifully in black and white. 🙂

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  2. Pete Hillman says:

    Lovely photo Steve!

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  3. My Hollywood connection would be to Z for Zorro, with Z also standing for zigzag. I never would’ve made the connection to that other word with Z in it, Oz.


  4. Todd Henson says:

    Focusing in on those landscape details, I like it! I also thought of Z for Zorro, and though I wasn’t that quick to pick up on the Oz reference it made perfect sense after you mentioned it. 🙂

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