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Between Two Worlds

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 22 September 2021 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


Sorry that I have note been able to post for a couple of weeks. We went away on a little trip around Western Australia. It was my intention to check in every now and again but there was very little time and very slow internet access in the "bush" so I was not able to do that. I also tend to stay away from social media during our travels and especially during our shorter trips. In any case, I should be back to posting regularly again.

Today's photo is a follow up to Shadow World. It is a long exposure from the coastline near Eiði on Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands. This is a closer perspective on the cliffs which formed the background in that image. I enjoy taking long exposure photos and I love the mood they can create. Here, I especially liked the difference between the smooth sea and clouds against the rugged textures of the cliffs. It felt like I was standing between two different worlds.

I took this image around 15-20 minutes after the previous one and you can see how quickly the weather changed. In the first photo, you can still see that cliff further away quite clearly with its dark shape looming in the distance and the hill is a bit more visible as well. Here, the cliff on the far left is just a mere ghostly outline and the clouds got heavier, thicker as they descended lower over the hill. The mood changed from dramatic but clear into this overwhelming heavy atmosphere. I do like that misty shape of the cliff and it is one of my favourite parts of the scene. It works perfectly in the background and compliments the rest of the scene and the mood as well.

I tried to take different photos closer to the edge and looking more down at the rough sea below but most of them were ending up looking washed out even at short shutter speeds and the atmosphere was just not coming across as I had envisioned it. When I took the long exposure I knew it was what I was hoping for. I hope you will enjoy that atmosphere as well.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 61 second F/11.0 ISO 100 35 mm

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