Ian Cambourne  

Island In The Clouds by Ian Cambourne

January 2020 - Island In The Clouds

January 2020 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

I was driving back home one morning after a failed sunrise shoot. I was feeling dejected and down as there were absolutely no colors at my chosen location. I decided to pull into a lookout to see if there was an image to be found. I'm glad I did.
Sony a850; Sigma 70-300mm lens at 120mm; ISO 100; F16; 1/20 second; pattern metering; tripod mounted.

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10 comments posted

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Beautiful shot. I'm guessing the 1/20th softened the clouds (fog? Hopefully not smoke) a bit. Shot manual? Any processing? I like the panorama crop, although these are much more difficult to frame, at least for me.   Posted: 01/02/2020 16:15:35
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Sanford. Yes it was fog, not smoke. Not a real lot of processing, just the usual spot removal, cropping into the desired panorama format and a slight tweaking of the hue to get a little of the yellow out from the original. At the time of capture I was mentally visualizing it as a panorama.   Posted: 01/11/2020 20:41:33

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Beautiful capture! I got one similar at Sleeping Bear Dunes. These kind of images keep me spellbound. The farm (?) scene balances out the large fog cloud and I like the way the trees create a border at the top to bring the viewer's eye back to the farm.   Posted: 01/06/2020 09:36:33
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Trey. Yes it's a farm or small rural property about 30 mins drive from my home. A friend of mine over here is big on "pre-visualizing" an image, even before he lifts his camera to his eye. He is rubbing off on me as I am now doing this constantly myself. One of his favorite questions is Do you want to be a photo "taker" or an image "maker"? Once you get your head around this, you see there is a very big difference between the two.   Posted: 01/11/2020 20:48:18

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Ian - what a lovely image. The creativity of this image in my opinion, is well done. I like the use of the panorama, as it enhances the composition. Your cropping is excellent, bringing the viewer's eye through the image. The colors work well together. The story of the rolling fog over the landscape is very mysterious and evocative.   Posted: 01/13/2020 08:53:33
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thank you Cyndy. I do like panoramic photos.   Posted: 01/21/2020 04:47:29

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Outstanding picture Ian. I like all aspects of the image. Everything really looks great in the final image.   Posted: 01/13/2020 12:22:15
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Jay. It's good when everything comes together. And we are there at the right time to capture it.   Posted: 01/21/2020 04:48:53

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
When I look at images it often makes me think of somehing I have read, seen or listened to earlier. Your image makes me think of the novel The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part of the action in the novel takes place on the moorland in Dartmoor, a location in Devon UK.
I have never been there but the description of the moor with the fog is exactly as I remember the novel.
Only great imagery can tell such a story. It is a rearly great image Ian.   Posted: 01/14/2020 03:48:20
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thank you for your comments Jorn. I fully understand what you say about how a vision or an image can evoke a memory of something else.   Posted: 01/21/2020 04:51:13