Selling The Drama

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Ready for the Steam Fair?

Bam - Countryside!

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Looks pleasantly surreal! Whatever you did to the light works.
Samarth: thanks martin... justn played around a bit but not as much as you think... the atmosphere was there already...
  • Katie
  • Morioka, Japan
  • 28 Feb 2008, 00:46
Are those sheep i see??? I think i like the country side.
Samarth: yup, thanks katie...
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 28 Feb 2008, 01:35
This is beautiful! I really like the gray sky in contrast to the green grass and the white flowers!
Samarth: thanks a lot helen...
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle heating back on.
  • 28 Feb 2008, 03:40
Could be a steaamy day for the steam fair,
Samarth: damn right...
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 28 Feb 2008, 05:06
The saturation of the colors in this picture is beautiful. There is an intensity to the shot that really captures the eye.
Samarth: thank you...
A very pleasant rendering Sam.I like the signs, nice touch, brings the image to life and those trees on the L skyline provide a balance. The cloud formation was a bonus.
Samarth: thanks alistair... it was thye clouds that made me take the was only later that i realised that the green had a lot more potential than i first thought..
Wonderful surreal capture. Great lighting and atmosphere! Well done.
Samarth: thanks a lot richard...
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Feb 2008, 09:40
Don`t know what, or if, you did anything to this photograph, but it is very striking. I particularly like the menacing clouds. (:o)
Samarth: thanks rosalyn...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Feb 2008, 09:55
Excellent landscape, conversion and composition.
Samarth: thanks louis...
great sky you captured
Samarth: thanks a lot...
  • Heath
  • Australia
  • 28 Feb 2008, 11:01
Love those muted green tones in this. Fantastic work.
Samarth: thank you heath...
  • nissou*
  • brussels, belgium
  • 28 Feb 2008, 12:39
hehe, I like the humoristic touch of this one smile and your post processing is really great..
Samarth: thanks...
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Feb 2008, 15:25
The white flowering weeds in the foreground really make my day, Photosam.
The whole brilliant piece is like a monochrome that has been hand-coloured by a Master!
Samarth: thank you ray!
  • Paul
  • 28 Feb 2008, 16:55
nice and moody! Good one Sam
Samarth: thank you paul...
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 28 Feb 2008, 17:20
Said it before, say it again - fantastico, brilliantova.
Samarth: grin
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 28 Feb 2008, 17:22
What flowers are those Sam? They're lovely.
I think the signs are placed really well next to the clouds, that was a good choice made by you. I can almost hear my death knell, those dark clouds look ominous!
Samarth: sometimes, i feel like you're pulling my leg tongue
You've insinuated the iminent arrival of some desperate weather with those steamed up clouds. richard
Samarth: yup, it did rain soon...
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 Feb 2008, 18:12
OUTSTANDING, this is what I like, the sky is just great, for me you are a genius!!
Samarth: thank you very much...
Intense and beautiful. Well done sam! smile
Samarth: thank you very much...
  • alek
  • greece
  • 28 Feb 2008, 18:50
like the panoramic and the darkness overall gives foreboding to that cloud thats got a good sweep which creates a good depth to the width
Samarth: thank you alek...
Love the brooding sky, but it is the white flowers,cowslips or whatever the are that make this for me. There is interest and balance too with the composition. Yes I reckon this is a cracking
Samarth: thank you very much bill!
The Steam Fair's in full swing and filling the sky with the stuff.

Lovely piece of cropping and processing on this one.
Samarth: thank you colin...
  • JM
  • France
  • 28 Feb 2008, 21:49
At the same time a beautiful and worrying image Sam ! I like to make my eye travel into the scene from the remote hills to the white flowers of the foreground - very striking panoramic !!
Samarth: thanks a lot!
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 28 Feb 2008, 21:53
Samarth: cheers mate...
Excellent landscape, and then to have all that steam up there advertising the fair is very good organisational skillsgrin
Samarth: thanks a lot nigel...
The light and color are extraordinary, and I love the panoramic composition.
Samarth: thanks a lot red...
  • kay
  • United States
  • 29 Feb 2008, 04:06
Very nice and dark. What is the Steam fair?
Samarth: thanks kay... mal tells me it's where "fat gits drive the bloody steam engines" and "parade the damn things up and down the high street "
  • clixpix
  • United States
  • 29 Feb 2008, 04:28
That green is's almost got a grayness to it, which complements the sky beautifully. I love the bit of vignetting too, it really adds to the mood. Also, who doesn't love a good Steam Fair? wink
Samarth: thank you very much...
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 29 Feb 2008, 07:18
la masse écrasante des nuages sur la fragilité des fleurs;superbe!
Samarth: grin
A spectacular dramatic landscape scene... very strong green and grey contrast
Samarth: thank you very much...
i absolutely love this Sam. Way to go!
Samarth: thanks a lot...
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 29 Feb 2008, 16:09
Wow the green is so deep and rich. It looks so inviting and WARM!!!

What an interesting sign. I never heard of a "Steam Fair". I guess it showcased old steam powered farm equipment?
Samarth: thanks laurie... well, mal informs me that that's exactly what it is...
Love the pp,superb shot!
Samarth: thank you ashish...
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2008, 20:56
there is a famous steam rally near me in a place called Pickering, in North Yorks. It lasts for 7 days, during this time the fat gits that drive the bloody steam engines parade the damn things up and down the high street as if they owned it, this also happens to be my only route out to the coast and it brings traffic to a complete stand still. So Master, you can shove the steam rally right up the dark orifice that follows you!.... lol..grin

But I love your photo! malallsteamedup
Samarth: LOL, so that's what a steam fair is... if only i had known before...
thanks a lot mal grin
Very nice Sam....great light. That bank of cloud really makes it and the processing is great...dark and yet with a brightness! More like this please
Samarth: i really want to be able to capture more like this in the countryside...b ut when im there it looks boring, its only when i get back to the city that i realise how good it can look...
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 1 Mar 2008, 13:07
I love scenes that have this kind of atmosphere, Sam. You know me. I especially like the Queen Anne's Lace (?) in the foreground against the fence.
Samarth: unfortunately my botanical knowledge is abysmal... but im glad you liked the shot...
One word

Samarth: thanks!
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 6 Mar 2008, 22:22
Really like this one.
Samarth: thank you...

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