Monument - Through The Winter's Mist by Kevin Skinner

Monument - Through The Winter's Mist by 

As the temperatures were dropping, the freezing mist began to rise from the ground and covering the land in a soft shroud.

Over the fields that surround Stirling, the Wallace Monument began to fade into the diffused light beyond the skeletal trees in a wonderfully atmospheric way.

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a Photographer, I just happen to love my surroundings and share what I see. Had that unexpected side-effect of becoming passionate about B&W imagery – so much so, that I call my colour images “failed B&W’s”. Enjoy!

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture Kevin, super image …

  • Thanks Tom,

    It’s amazing how the conditions shape and change a landscape. This would be an ordinary, even bland, shot over a field towards the monument but with the snows and the rising mist, it is totally transformed. Love this land. Thanks for the wee compliment :-)

    – Kevin Skinner

  • IanTaylor
    IanTaylorover 5 years ago

    A Beautiful delicate image Kevin

  • Thanks Ian,

    I always worry about these subtle images as they don’t always translate to the web very well. Glad you like this one! Cheers

    – Kevin Skinner

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Thanks Ray,

    It’s a special landscape. A bit of luck catching it in this way.

    – Kevin Skinner

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 5 years ago

    nice work

  • Thanks Richard,

    Didn’t really have to do too much as this was how it looked through the lens. Just a wee bit cropping and straightforward B&W conversion. Thanks for the wee compliment :-)

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Palynn
    Palynnover 5 years ago

    Stunning Kev YES The World Looks So much Better Especially NO Driving Rain A Little Blue & Some Sun Now and Again Is Adding To Great Images Well Done A Classic You Have Posted here Frank

  • Hi Frank,

    I’m just making the most of the conditions just now and having a wee bit of fun as well. Can’t miss when you have a scene like this in front of you. A beautiful landscape we have here and privilege to live amongst it. Thanks for the wee compliment – really appreciate it :-)

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Palynn
    Palynnover 5 years ago

    FREEDOM!!!!!!!! Perfect Backdrop Lol F

  • An amazing monument, isn’t it? Could have put it better myself ;-)

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Kevin!

  • Thanks Barbara,

    I’m lucky to live a beautiful place. Through the seasons it changes so much but keeps taking my breath away.

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Jacqueline Baker
    Jacqueline Bakerover 5 years ago

    what a simply stunning image Kevin it’s absolutely perfect!!!!!! :0)

  • Thanks Jacqueline!

    Great to hear from you again. I love simple images (I’m quite a simple guy :-0 ) and B&W’s suit the minimal type of style. Not sure it’s perfect (worse critic) but I like it. Really appreciate the comment!

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenover 5 years ago

    This is really beautiful, Kevin! Your b/w finesse brings out the magic in this image!

  • Hi Kevin,

    I didn’t really do a lot here. The scene is as it was through the lens (apart from the B&W conversion and even then, there was very little colour to change). Just love these wee images and often are quite unique. Thanks for the compliment :-)

    – Kevin Skinner

  • kernuak
    kernuakover 5 years ago

    It’s funny how perspectives can change things. Whe I first looked, it didn’t really strike my eye, not like your earlier shots of the monument did, perhaps it was because of those earlier ones. I then looked at the laminated version in the desciption and the border completely changes it. I think it’s a case of the background can make or break a photo and the white here kills it, I think a black background would be much better to show the photo off, so it should look good on your website.

  • Hi Richard,

    I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes an OK-looking image can be totally transformed when framed or mounted.
    It is very difficult with these subtle images to translate the viewer how that landscape looked when the shutter was pressed. Having witnessed it, I know how the monument looked and almost dissolved into mist – standing in a graphite silhouette, if you like. But try and capture that subtlety within the bounds of the frame…….I think you’re right about the framing in the print though: it completes the picture.
    I’ll also add putting this image up on my website to the long list of this “Things-to-do” with it. :-)
    Thanks for the considered comment. Appreciate it.

    – Kevin Skinner

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