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Seconds Before the Light Went Out

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One autumn day, I decided to capture the autumnal splendor in filtered sunlight and I was hoping for some nice fogy atmosphere.
I probably had hoped a little too hard: the fog came rolling in as a huge dark and angry cloud.
Just minutes after I arrived, my fresh and colorful beech forest was about to be devoured by a thick grey layer.
This could certainly have ruined my plan, had I consistently stuck to it.
But just before the cloud ate all my trees, I noticed the last rays of light setting a tree in the spotlight.
That was exactly the magic I had been searching for!
Just seconds later there I was, standing in a toneless forest.
The magic had gone as if it had never been there, but fortunately I had my photos as a sweet remembrance of this gorgeous scene.
And isn't that exactly what photography (and life) is all about.....grabbing that moment...?


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warren-wol's avatar
beautiful lighting and contrast of color.
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LigH-deHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and specifically, a painting by Leonid Afremov ... I'll try to DAP this one.
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meghanfooHobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! This could be a painting
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HazelgeeProfessional Digital Artist
What a perfectly captured moment, the colour and lighting is just wonderful <3
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CozmiaHobbyist Artist
Incredible photo!
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KeithPurtellHobbyist Photographer
I really like the way the light is coming from behind the leaves.
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KreepingSpawnProfessional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. Like stained glass against the misty forest.
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MetalMouseArtHobbyist General Artist
stunnig!
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drksntHobbyist Photographer
The colors are amazing!!!
MBKKR's avatar
Beautiful!
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stunning !
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MotivFreundeHobbyist Photographer
Very impressive realization of the colours.
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toekiHobbyist General Artist
the colours look amazing.
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Elentari-LivHobbyist Artist
Whoa!!
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TTM77Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, I have been trying to capture this feel in my photo.  :)
Laikian's avatar
Amazing mix of colors :D Feels almost "unnatural" :)
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MyPhotographsOfLifeHobbyist Photographer
Yes it is, and you did an amazing job at grabbing this magical moment just at the right time! Gorgeous capture :heart:
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EvelynVictusHobbyist General Artist
Love the colors! :)
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SnowStormNinja24Student Writer
Wow... This is so, so gorgeous and beautiful and WOW I just love it! Awesome capture! :D :tighthug:
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Batsceba Photographer
omg! :clap:
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SpigosStudent Filmographer
AH, OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT SHOT :heart: I love it SO MUCH!!
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