Darley in the fog by Anne van Alkemade

Taken at about 9.30am, Tuesday 2 June, this view is looking west towards Links Estate from Gisborne Rd, Darley. Low clouds, low light, blue hills, crops and autumn leaves were all too much to resist.

Specs: Fl 17mm, Exp 1/400th, F4, ISO100.

First prize, photography section, Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show and Sale, Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 2010.

This image has been chosen for the Bacchus Marsh Rotary Club’s 2010 calendar to raise funds for the global fight against polio.


  • JenniferB
    JenniferBalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful photograph, love the warm autumn tones in the foreground in contrast with the cool, low lying clouds! :)

  • Thanks JB. It was just so pretty. A bit dark and a little sun would have made it perfect, but it’s very overcast today, no chance of sun while the clouds were still low (funnily enough). :o)

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBalmost 6 years ago

    There’s a software programme called Adobe Lightroom, I’ll bet it would bring the colour and light out in this brilliantly! Not that it doesn’t look gorgeous as it is, but some of those photo editors can do some pretty amazing things. :-)

  • Are you offering to play with it Jennifer? You would be most welcome to! Alas my skills are quite limited.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBalmost 6 years ago

    Well I admit I just downloaded the watermarked sample to give it a shot, it’s quite a subtle editing programme, brings up the colour and lighting in a shot, I could email you what the sample came out like if you like?

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBalmost 6 years ago

    Aww… My pleasure Anne, gotta luv those funky little software programmes! ;-)

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingalmost 6 years ago

    I think it is just perfect Anne, a postcard if ever I saw one!

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 6 years ago

    I can see why it was difficult to resist. Such a lovely setting.

  • :o)

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonalmost 6 years ago

    Really lovely shot Anne.

  • thanks C.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • David Stuart
    David Stuartalmost 6 years ago

    This is really nice Anne. I can see lots of things for sale. :O)

  • thank you David. Hmmm, postcards???

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • georgiegirl
    georgiegirlalmost 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful photo… Late Autumn brings with it such amazing colours. Hey, this would look fantastic up on a wall, particularly a winery or farmhouse kitchen! So much better than boring old grapes and bread. All we need now is for some connoisseur to spot this and say “I want it. I want it really really big… and I want 10 more for my friends”!!!

  • oh music to my ears!!!!

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 6 years ago

    The folige is a great counterpoint to the fog. I went to school in Darjeeling, in the Himalayas and sometimes the cold mist would obscure one end of the soccer field that looked out onto the second-highest mountain in the world.

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