Thursday, March 27, 2014

Moody Landscapes [Exploring New Sights]

I would love to be able to start this post with promising words of sunshine filled spring days, but unfortunately the rain clouds that came visiting us a couple of days ago, are still hovering above the land.

But not everything is bleak. The rain does stop occasionally and allows for some interesting landscape photography. The images in this post were taken a couple of miles south from Mostar, where I live. I think the rainy atmosphere gives these images something, that they would otherwise lack. Maybe it's the darkness in the sky, contrasted with the nature that is awakening. 

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Don't you just love that moment in nature right after the rain has stopped? It's that smell of wet grass and scents of the wild that spring up and get very enhanced. The calm in the air. The foreboding atmosphere.



Not minding the weather, this cherry tree is happily blossoming and bringing out big white puffs of flowers that will soon make place for green leaves.


Even though, massive dark clouds are high up in the air, the sun manages to peak out occasionally, giving some back light to the trees in the landscape.


I like to go for a close up whenever I get the chance to. It always provides us with a sight that is not common, but also reveals details that would otherwise go unnoticed. 


A couple of lonely trees standing on the edge of the cliffs, overlooking the valley. Morbidly dark clouds push in, bringing with them more rain. While it seems like a burden for us, for nature it's fuel, energy that keeps it going.


As I finish up this post, cold winds from the north are blowing through the lands and even though the weather forecast is promising a nice, sunny, and bright weekend ahead, at this moment, that notion seems very unrealistic.

42 comments:

  1. Nice shots! I don't mind the cloudy, rainy days. No shadows to worry about the and it makes the colors pop.

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  2. Enjoying your blossoms because we don't have any as yet.

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    1. I hope the spring up soon!

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  3. I can feel spring in the air as I look at your lovely captures, Mersad! Great start for my day here in rainy Portland!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  4. Rain often brings soft, beautiful light as your photos show. Colors are more muted. It looks like a wonderful, soft spring day. Your spring is about a month ahead of ours.

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  5. i like them all, for some reason number 4 appeals to me and is my favorite. there is something about the BIG BLUE sky over the short trees that pulls me into the photo... love it. and we do love the smell after the rain. it rained for 27 hours without stopping, a nice gentle rain which is good for our trees and plants. when it stopped we were standing in the back yard and i said Smell the air? isn't it fresh? like it had cleaned everything up...

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    1. That's a wonderful effect that rain has on the surroundings. And I bet that in Florida the humidity rises up when rains start to fall.

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  6. Yes, I love moody and the clouds really do change the way things look. I love the little yellow flowers in the second photo. Everything just pops.

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  7. Beautiful photos, Mersad. My favorite is the 4th one down.

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  8. The forth shot is a beauty. I love front lit against dark clouds.

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    1. I was surprised by it too, when the image opened up in Photoshop, since I didn't really notice it on the display.

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  9. wonderful pictures Mersad. I love those slightly dark clouds, they gave a nice contrast!
    beautiful work!
    greetings, Hilde

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  10. Beautiful photos and a great scenery, the time after rain is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Christian. Glad you like it.

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  11. Hello, images full of contrast, especially in the fourth the sky is beautiful.
    Here, today, the weather seems to be improving
    good evening
    Stefano

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    1. Good to hear that. Take care Stefano.

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  12. The orchard blossoms are very pretty.

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  13. The beauty of Spring.. and you captured it so well.

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  14. The blossoming trees are lovely. I enjoy seeing a dramatic sky! Beautiful series, have a happy weekend!

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  15. They're all beautiful, Mersad. I especially like the 4th and 5th.

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  16. Gorgeous photos, Mersad! The colors are fantastic!

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  17. The image that best captures my eye is the next to last, the white flowers against a blurred background.

    You asked about the light in my photos recently. The Palm Cottage photos were taken at 2:30 p.m. on a day with lots of sun but also big fluffy clouds. I use lens hoods with my camera to keep some unplanned light from the lens. Sometimes too much sun bleaches the images or causes harsh light and shadow, so on those days I focus on closer objects and wait for gentler light to arrive.

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    1. Thanks for getting back to me on that. The lens hood is a good idea for daylight photography.

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  18. You are right about the photo op after a rain. Your photos are very nice. I particularly like the second one with the light coming through the orchard. I can see both sunlight and fog at the same time. Very neat.

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  19. Oh ja, diese Momente liebe ich auch. Finde es riecht dann komplett anders, und hier vor allem nach einer längeren Trockenheit wenn dann alles sofort wieder grün ist^^

    Tolle Fotos, danke dir.

    Liebe Grüssle

    Nova

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    1. Das stimmt. Danke fürs vorbeischauen.

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  20. Dear Mersad,
    the 4th photo is my favorit, amazing light, wonderful contrast, I love it♥
    I wish you a nice friday,
    moni

    Thanks if you visit my blog
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  21. HI Mersad Wonderful moody photography. Love the blossom adn the green shots. Spring is really on its way now. Have a great weekend.

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    1. It is. Looking forward to shooting more outside now.

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  22. Every shot is so distinct from other .. yet each one is amazingly clicked. Just too good !

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting.

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  23. I love that white blossom.... makes me feel good to see it.

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  24. oh these photos make me so happy! i love spring!! beautiful shots! have a great weekend :)

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  25. These are just stunning. I really liked photos 2 &3.

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  26. Beautiful!!! I love the cloudy sky! It gave the trees a special color intensity!

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  27. I especially like the first one. They're dancing!

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  28. Your shots of a promise of spring are lovely even if the sky looks threatening! Thanks for stopping by.

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