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Underneath the Veil by justeline Underneath the Veil by justeline

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 Easter vacation and we were heading for one of my photography companion'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, K. 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… 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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JStebbinsPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Photographer
I still remember the first time I saw this photo. I was, and still am, blown away. 4 plus years later and I still remember your words. They have helped me on numerous occasions to stop and take the photo right then, don't worry about anything, just get it or it will be gone forever. You can never recreate the photos you take, no matter how many times you go back to the exact same spot on the same day and time, something will always be different. Seize the moment when it presents itself to you. Love, always my friend.
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing...Makes me wonder what it would be like, to fly.
1001G Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
simply stunning
justeline Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
Edie,hi! :hug: So good to see you, so glad you like it!
1001G Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
been a while since u have posted anything.......happy to see u back and hope all is well
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
This is a gorgeous photography ! :w00t:
ScienArtic Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Job!
genouvalium Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lovely work.
Photometheus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Photographer
Amazing picture! Magnificent!
I would normally go into a lengthy description of what I'm thinking about it and how can it be improved, but for this one I have no words... just perfect!
conspirit Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so special 
Rasyid11292 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazingly !!!
mausky Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
great picture!
walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Splendid photo...
marrciano Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine captured
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
your beautiful art is featured [link]
swaeli Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Photographer
give me your secret please ...
serando Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Stimmungsvolles Foto!!!
dreamterra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
divna fotografija ..
MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Beautidul pic !
OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
So beautiful image, Maria ... warms the heart !
John-Peter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful art has been featured in my new journal [link]
scarredfeathers Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Photos always have a mystery about them.... You have your own style, I love it :D
AntagonistXI Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Kind of spooky with the mist and bare trees. This is a very pretty shot though - good job.
AnneRik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
BEAUTIFULL!! Thank you for sharing.

aranciaezucchero Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Amazing! :O
HungryBro Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
how can i comment the perfection i m looking at? i simply cant.... just know that u made hair on my arms tingle...thank you:hug:
pupa53 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Such a peacefull capture... amazing....
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! :)
You have been featured Here!
Please favourite it if you enjoyed it!
PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fantastique light ! Great work, very beautiful ! Thank you

budhaxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
r-assumpcao Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
I hope you like to know that this photo is featured in my Journal this week!
See you! :D
Undefined-Mari Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I LOVE fog.
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Me too Mari! :)
bplubus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Very serene and peaceful to look at. What GREAT golden color to look at. This really hods my interest. Thank you.
Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Maria as an amateur landscape photographer who loves to photograph the mist! I am almost speechless by this heavenly work before me. It gives me much food for thought an inspiration indeed. Simon
0mda Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Fabulous scene!
ldigitaldeftonel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
An amazing shot!
hazemasif Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
This is just beautiful. You are so lucky to visit such great places.
SaguaroSagi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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May 19, 2009
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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
48 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 15, 2009, 7:37:17 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows