Heavy clouds overhead, a giant's puffy quilt
straight edge parallel to mountain range
strip of sky beneath and between
brightening with dawn, rose and gold
a German Romantic painting
Marja-Leena | 18/08/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks
Goodness! Positively Gothic!
Fantastic, really brooding!
I thought I would return your visit to Compasses and have been richly rewarded. It's amazine how cloudscapes are neglected by photographers. Constable knew about them and so, I think, did Casper David Friedrich.
Thanks Mouse and Lucy!
Joe, so pleased to have you visit! I was thinking of Freidrich in particular when I mentioned the German Romantics, so I'm glad you thought of him too. Most of the Romantic painters were into dramatic landscapes with clouds, fog and so on, weren't they?
I have to admit, I think this is a bad photograph. I could not find the night setting on this new camera at that hour! But I love it just because it looks like a painting! The real thing was amazing, really a nice gift after being unable to sleep for a couple of hours.
Whether or not you think it's a good photograph, it's a wonderful image. Made me think of Friedrich, too.
Thank you, MB, and isn't it great that you also thought of the same artist!?
I too think is is a wonderful image. Louring. indeed!
Herhimbry - thanks. Louring? That's a new word for me - is that a local form of "lowering"?