This week at Lens-Artists, Tina shows us many creative ways to interpret her chosen theme ‘opposites’. I thought I’d choose just one photo – a chance weather moment in Wales – one of those hard-to-credit solar beams piercing a storm-heavy sky. I mean to say, how can that field be so luminously green when the town of Harlech below is so deep in shadow, and the clouds above so full of rain? I even desaturated the image a notch or two. Of course there are other opposites here too: townscape-landscape; manmade-natural; urban-rural.
21 thoughts on “Light, Shadow, Sun And Storm…”
Loveliest of photos, Tish.
This sudden ever-changing of earth and sky and man-made towns and villages (always below) is here in Dylan Thomas (of course!):
‘Light breaks on secret lots,
On tips of thought where thoughts smell in the rain;
When logics die,
The secret of the soil grows through the eye,
And blood jumps in the sun;
Above the waste allotments the dawn halts.’
That is one perfect quotation, Sarah, and naturally so being from a Welshman. Many thanks.
Fabulous capture Tish.
Thank you, Jude.
What a gorgeous green, and all the more so for being surrounded by much darker shades! Perfect choice for this theme and full of opposites as you point out 🙂
That is truly bizarre Tish! What a glorious landscape, LOVE that emerald green next to that deep blue sky.
Many thanks, Tina.
That is quite something,Tish.
Yes, eye-catching 🙂
That is one lovely image, Tish. What marvelous colours and you being there in that moment!
It was certainly a stopped-me-in-my-tracks moment. Thanks, A-C.
almost abstract in’t it? The green is so rich. What a breath of fresh air in that spot. Donna
Hi Donna. Yes, I agree. There is an abstract element – the blocks of colour (limited palate range) and the triangular roof shapes. And then yes, that luminous green.
What an amazing contrast, Tish! It makes a beautiful photo.
Love that green contrast against the stormy sky. Excellent.
Thank you, John.