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Apr 15, 2009, 7:37:17 AM
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Underneath the Veil by justeline Underneath the Veil by justeline
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You know what you've got when you know what you've given to the silence...
when there's nowhere else to go but underneath the veil...

… and this was a treat. It was just one of these surprises that awaits you just around the corner when your mind is set to something else, some other destination, some other aim. Take it metaphorically or literally but don’t tell me it has never happened to you before.

April 15, the second morning of our Easter vacation and we were heading for one of *KirlianCamera’s favorite bridges. We were already behind schedule and anxious to get there before the sun was too high, lifting the mist we hoped it’d be there and washing everything out when suddenly, just around a corner, this view unfolded in front of us. Now, being the gentleman that he is, Kozy never forgets to point out every once in a while that if I happen to see anything that I want to stop and shoot I shouldn’t hesitate (I have serious doubts if that relates to him being a gentleman or him being afraid of the non-stop whining that could follow, but anyway...) so I decided to make full use of this advantage. I’m under the impression that the car was already braking even before I uttered “Look!” and anyway I’m not sure if that “look” made much sense uttered with my mouth hanging wide open.

We shot out of the car and tried to set our cameras up as fast as we could. Well, “fast” is a word that I generally don’t like. I am slow. You can translate this anyway you want to and still not be very far from the truth but that is absolutely true when it comes to photography. I like to be in a place well ahead of the right time, explore, try different exposures, fool around without the pressure of “shoot now or forever lose the light”. This was not the case there and I only had time for 2 exposures before my companion, being the gentleman that he is, told me very politely to move my @&$# cause we were already late!

I tried to make a point by sulking the rest of the way, mumbling that I should have stayed there but even then I knew he was right (damn, he always is)… A few minutes later the sun would be too high, completely lifting the thin veil of mist and all the magic would go with it.

A couple of hours later, on our way back, he pointed at this spot to me again and I just couldn’t recognize it. It looked so plain and uninteresting…

Hope you enjoy your visit here!

PS This one is dedicated to =AndyMumford, a great photographer, a great source of inspiration and a great example all of this time :thanks:

Location: Zagorohoria, Greece

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm @50mm
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 1/60
ISO: 200
Filters: Lee 2 stops soft grad ND (0.6)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is P-E-R-F-E-C-T!
CheshireCat606 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is just amazing. Photography can capture some of the most amazing sights :D
exit-humanity Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
magic and divine
arnaudperret Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful photo: everything works so well together: colors, composition, depth. They all create a really sensual picture.
sedrati Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice shot ...
bribesdemoi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
just sublime !
BinaBaby25 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
god that looks soo peaceful and so beautiful <3
SpringDog619 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful shot and a great READ! Yep I will be looking forward to viewing more of your work!
Somelarder Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is a gorgeous photography ! :w00t:
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