Ok, I’ll admit it. This image was inspired by a recent visit to Ikea I was walking through the wall decor section when, out of the corner of my eye I spotted some beautiful pictures that had this wonderful light, airy, Nordic feel to them. I really liked them and when I got home I jumped into my Lightroom catalog to see what I had that had a similar feel. This is one of the images I found and processed.
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All feedback is most welcome and appreciated.
Shot from a hill opposite with a 100-400mm lens at 400mm with a 1.4x teleconverter for a focal length of 560mm
Wow, this is sensational, Tom. You should sell it to Ikea…
Seriously, I like the layers of cloud/fog and trees. The brightness works quite well too. Excellent.
Thanks @David_Bostock !
Actually I wouldn’t mind at all if I sold an image of mine to Ikea. The idea that an image of mine would bring joy to people around the world would make me quite happy.
Looks great, Tom. Nice and dreamy.
I love this Tom. Very ethereal and beautiful.
Great overall moody scene here, Tom…
Thank you @Harley_Goldman , @Eva_McDermott and @Paul_Breitkreuz . I’m thrilled that you guys like this because I do too.
I would be thrilled to looking through my hard drive and find something like this that I had totally forgotten about. Lucky you. You could go even further by lowering the contrast and maybe increasing the dehaze a little. Just a suggestion since you are looking for light and airy. This is sensational, Tom. Oh, and I think a square crop of the left side would also work. The trees and that little valley really paid dividends for you on this.
Hi Tom -This is wonderful hard drive find! I am glad that Ikea inspired you to process it. I think the composition, light, and processing all work very nicely together. Beautiful work!
This is very nice Tom. Everything just looks wonderfully moody. Cheers.
I’ll have to say, IKEA is one of my favorite stores and I don’t even like shopping! I can’t imagine them having a better photo than this one. It’s got such a peaceful, soothing feeling to it. Definitely could see this nice and big on a wall. Beautiful composition of a beautiful moment.
@David_Haynes , @Sarah_Marino , @Phil_G and @Vanessa_Hill - thank you so much for your feedback and your kind words! I’m thrilled that the image resonates with others as much as it does with me.
I’m also really happy I found this in the dark corners of my photo library and I think I need to make another expedition there to see what other treasures can be found. Fortunately, I keep my library relatively small (around 20,000 images) because I shoot deliberately and delete the really awful images.
I just found this (got way behind again) and have to add how much I love it! Definitely classic. I love the color, too!
I’m wondering if there is a tiny bit more canvas at the bottom?
Thank you @Diane_Miller for the comments! Unfortunately the raw file doesn’t go any further down. I did crop a little off the top and sides though…
What a dreamy composition!
Hey Tom! No critique here really! Just stopping by to let you know this shot stopped me dead in my tracks. Lovely shot!
Thank you @annalwilson and @David_Johnston for your kind words!
You bet! Keep up the great work!