Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Silent Lucidity by justeline Silent Lucidity by justeline
... There’s a place I like to hide
A doorway that I run to in the night…
[link]

I guess this photo fills in a gap in *KirlianCamera’s visual diary of our holiday in The Northern part of Greece. Yes, this is the sunset of Day One at river Ardas .

The reason I love this photo is mainly because it seemed to have a will of its own and it found a way to impose it on me. My plans when I first came across this scene were very different from the final result you see and very different from my usual submissions. For some reason what came to my mind was the River Styx (for those of you not familiar with Greek mythology the River Styx was a river which formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. Styx was guarded by a ferryman (Charon), who passed the souls from one side to another of the river). So, what I had in mind was a really dark photo, in black and white, soft and misty and blurry and definitely not to be submitted here! Well, once I saw what came out after the 80secs exposure had finished I forgot all about my original plan. I didn’t even dare touch the white balance settings afraid I might lose this hue.

No post processing except some levels adjustment.

Hope you enjoy your visit here!

Location: Ardas river, Greece

tech stuff

Nikon D300
Tokina 12-24 @ 12
f:11
ISO 200
S: 80 sec

Lee 3 stop soft grad ND (0.9)
B+W 77E 110 (10 stop ND)
Add a Comment:
 
:icondarkmoon108:
Darkmoon108 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Enchantingly serene.....Awesomenesssss ..utterly and insanely brilliant photography justeline!
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very late but many thanks for the encouraging and so uplifting comment Rene!
Reply
:icondragondew:
DragonDew Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Hi, you have been featured here in my journal [link]
Reply
:icondragondew:
DragonDew Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I love that song...and this image is stunning:heart:
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love that song too! Very glad you like the image too dear :hug:
Reply
:icondragondew:
DragonDew Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
:hug:
Reply
:iconconstancevictoria:
ConstanceVictoria Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
absolutely beautiful!!!
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Many many thanks once again Constance, very glad you like this one too! :)
Reply
:iconconstancevictoria:
ConstanceVictoria Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
absolutely beautiful!!
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it Constance, huge thanks! :)
Reply
:icontich-tich2:
Tich-Tich2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Filmographer
this is cool ... looks really mysterious kind of like a murder scene ... its so cool !
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
hehe, thank you honey! :hug:
Reply
:icontich-tich2:
Tich-Tich2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
your welcome friend
Reply
:icondesigner-zak:
Designer-Zak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I like the mood of the picture...
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
So glad you do Zak, thank you my friend! :)
Reply
:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Artist
Priceless....
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
:w00t: loads of thanks Mark, very glad you like it! :)
Reply
:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Artist
LOVE IT..WELCOME:8-):
Reply
:iconwhimsical-dreams:
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Photographer
This is just amazing, the sky looks like it's on fire it's so red and vibrant.
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
aww, thank you so much Sarah, so very glad you like it my friend! :hug:
Reply
:iconxxxforever-damnedxxx:
xXxForever-DamnedxXx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Now, that's one place that I'd love to take a walk by at that time of day! Absolutly gorgeous!
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I really wish I could be there right now Marie! Thank you very very much again! :hug:
Reply
:iconxxxforever-damnedxxx:
xXxForever-DamnedxXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Student Photographer
You're very much welcome!! :hug: :D
Reply
:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my February Favourites!
[link]
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
Reply
:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a serene scene! very nice colours
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
so very glad you like it Kitty, many many thanks dear! :hug:
Reply
:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome <3
Reply
:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colour and feel!
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very happy you like it Trace! Many thanks dear! :hug:
Reply
:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are more than welcome :blowkiss:
Reply
:iconjotamyg:
jotamyg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.... :faint: absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

I really like your work ;)
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Once again HUGE and I mean HUGE thanks for all your wonderful comments Isabel! Really happy you like my work! :hug:
Reply
:iconicewarrior:
icewarrior Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
This is a really lovely image - :+fav:
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it dear, thank you so much! :)
Reply
:iconw-i-nn-e-r:
W-i-nn-e-R Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Photographer
Nice shot !
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Francesco! :)
Reply
:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
I love the colours in your gallery :clap:
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Really glad you do Kris, love the dark, moody atmosphere in yours too!
Reply
:iconkytske:
Kytske Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
It's funny how you mentioned the River Styx, because when I looked at this photo, I had an extreme sense of peace.. like it was the end of a long journey and I finally was able to relax to this scene.

Great picture as usual! At this point I must sound repetitive but every new pic I see I just have to :+fav: and comment, they're such beautiful and priceless moments masterfully captured.
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your comments are very much appreciated Kytske (well, I guess that's not your real name but since you picked it as a DA name it can't mean anything bad, can it? :P )
Happy you like the picture and very glad you felt its mood! :hug:
Reply
:iconkytske:
Kytske Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Lol, yeah it's actually a character name that I use when everything else is taken :P I usually use Rioji but that one was taken.. rrrghh!! Lol

And you're very welcome, I love your pictures, and who could not feel the mood? The picture practically screams it!

Unless they're deaf... then that's sad.... :'( lol
Reply
:iconpanos-gr:
panos-gr Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
I love all your photos.
This one is breathtaking.
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
S'eyxaristw poly Pano, einai apo tis agapimenes mou ki emena, xairomai pou sou aresei! :)
Reply
:iconokayygo:
okayyGO Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
hey justeline, once again ;)
i haven't realize this work of yours, too bad,
since i love this very much wow :clap:
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hey Kiara, always so nice to see you dear! :hug:
Really glad you like this one too! :w00t:
Reply
:iconokayygo:
okayyGO Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   Photographer
it'll be hard to not putting your work on anyone's favorites.
:heart: :heart: :heart:
Reply
:iconenigmasi:
enigmasi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I've been enamored of there :)
Reply
:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
So glad to hear that, thank you my friend! :)
Reply
:iconenigmasi:
enigmasi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it's true :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 620 × 900




Details

Submitted on
February 25, 2009
Image Size
768 KB
Resolution
620×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
14,753
Favourites
1,183 (who?)
Comments
373
Downloads
993
×