All posts tagged ominous

Just before that big mansion was a funny tree standing on the side of the road.
All by itself like that it didn’t look all that impressive. But looking at it from a different angle (it took me a handful of mosquito bites, and some nettle itch because of me running around on flip flops in a ditch 😉 ) this made a whole big difference.
From the point where I took this picture, I was probably half a meter below the base of that tree. And with the wide angle, the stormy clouds in the background and it being black and white, it all of a sudden looks a lot more dooming than it really was.

Stormy sky

D700, ISO200, 1/750 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 14-24mm

The weather was surprisingly good in Cambridge last weekend. A bit overcast on occasion, but mostly pretty clear blue skies (surprise, surprise!).
A bit of clouds do add to the drama. The scenes you find after a brisk walk through cow dung can also be quite dramatic 😀

Cambridge landscape

D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm