Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Ghostly Memories by alexandre-deschaumes Ghostly Memories by alexandre-deschaumes
Swiss Alps ( Interlaken ; BE )
Lovely Atmosphere

© Alexandre Deschaumes
Ethereal nature collection 2011

All Rights Reserved

Facebook page | WebSite
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmararda:
The first feeling that came to mind for me when viewing this photograph was a sense of the primordial or prehistoric; this effect has been caused my the mist seeping through the trees in the background, and the mixture of golden/red light on the trees with areas of darkness. One can indeed imagine these 'Ghostly Memories,' as giant elk of the Pleistocene might have browsed in these woods; while bears hunted them under cover of darkness and mist. The trees themselves are slim and elegant, the thinness of the trunks indicates competition to get to a light source, while also ending an imaginary eye to what might have been happening on the forest floor below...Perhaps an ancient tribe of people hunted and fought in these woods, perhaps sacrifices were made...who knows what those ghostly memories maybe...

In conclusion this is a very beautiful picture which attracts the viewer's eye with subtle yellow light. :) Well done!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
5 out of 5 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconjindrichlisy:
Taking a picture of misty scenery where any direct sunlight is missing is technically quite easy. You don’t have to worry much about overexposed or underexposed areas because tones are mostly in medium lightness range. Low dynamic range of scene however leads to a low contrast between tones therefore close tones tends to melt into one. Picture consequently looses details and colors look pale.

So the first aspect that I would recommend you to focus on is increasing contrast while processing the picture. I see there is some space at your picture to stretch histogram more towards lights and slightly towards darks. It helps but not too much because you risk unnatural appearance. The key to smartly overcome a low dynamic range is hidden in high contrast increase only in mid-tones. I would also increase vibrancy and even slightly saturation to accent autumn colors of trees. Again mostly in mid-tones to avoid over burnt colors.

With above mentioned corrections the picture might easily move to a higher class of your portfolio. Anyway this is still a very good work! I found a lot of premium photos in your portfolio and some of them are really inspiring!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
11 out of 18 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconoratherebelkitsune:
OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photo! XD
Reply
:icontammyphotography:
TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and view. Very enchanting. :heart:
Reply
:icondoroteja1:
Doroteja1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Wonderfully !
Reply
:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   General Artist
fantastic colours :)
Reply
:iconsamijabrothers:
Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Yep, its beautiful allright. Lovely details and colours and when I can, will see yours another pictures!
Reply
:iconviceberly:
VicEberly Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Featured: [link] :sun:
Reply
:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sooooo lovely, great atmosphere!
Reply
:iconmyronavitch:
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Nature at it's best beautifully captured by the fine eye or the photographer.
Reply
:iconjolanka:
Jolanka Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Amazing! Spiritual.
Reply
:iconmarob0501:
marob0501 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured your jewel in my jewelbox [link]
Reply
:iconyouarenotalone2:
youarenotalone2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Hi there, you have been faved here [link]
Reply
:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal:[link]
Reply
:iconklitamnestra:
Klitamnestra Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it creates an incredible atmosphere.
well done :)
Reply
:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful <3
Reply
:iconzanasoul:
ZanaSoul Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Featured here: [link]
Reply
:iconmarsiams:
MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing :wow:
Reply
:iconmrtrashdesign:
mrTrashDesign Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
amazing
Reply
:iconesztervaly:
esztervaly Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
you have been featured: [link] :hug: :love:
Reply
:icontanager:
Tanager Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done - nice composition and I like the dark colors. Feel like I'm there.
Reply
:icondtherien:
DTherien Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Hello Alexandre, This is one of my top faves of your work. I love the lighting, trees, mist and overall mood
Reply
:icontherevenance:
TheRevenance Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Incredible, thankyou so much for taking this :)
Reply
:iconjerrymia:
jerrymia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Speechless...
Reply
:iconmellomirth:
mellomirth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I'm imagining LOTR; I feel like some of those trees could walk...
Reply
:icondapuretdiva:
dapuretdiva Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. Reminds me of Twilight o.O
Reply
:icontreeinacup:
treeinacup Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondoublefacepalmplz:
Reply
:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the fog in the trees!
Reply
:iconmahgnitton:
mahgnitton Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
This image is one of the best photo's I have seen for that time of year, the image is understandably small so I can't really tell for sure but it looks like you have captured the image perfect so it's nicely contrasted without overcooking the highlights and shadows, I love the tones and that mist really adds depth to the image aswell to separate the background, I can see me sending you a note requesting a print :)
Reply
:iconsoulshelter:
soulshelter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So ominous and beautiful. :heart:
Reply
:iconrawpoetry:
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Photographer
simply stunning, intense atmosphere and powerful impact. :)
Reply
:icontoivonnen:
toivonnen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
absolutley astonishing capture!!! NICE JOB!!
Reply
:icontrunna:
TRunna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
beautiful!
Reply
:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is another beautiful work of art, great shot!
Reply
:iconnikita-kellygin:
Nikita-KellyGin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
The asylum for the insane has the pleasure to feature your amazing work [link] :crazy::D
Reply
:iconannabelle-chabert:
Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Photographer
Je viens de voir celle de Xavier Jamonet en format horizontal :D
On dirait de géants ces arbres, un côté estampe japonaise :-) Bien vu !
Reply
:iconliveinpix:
LiveInPix Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Magique !
Reply
:icondryad-8:
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can follow all the "rules" and get everything right technically but what is really important is how the photo grabs your attention when you first see it. This just knocks my socks off. Outstanding!!!
Reply
:iconfallen1171:
fallen1171 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
breathtaking!! u are one of the most amazing photographer's i have ever seen....am honored to be able to see your work...i can only hope to someday take shots like yours...thank u so much for sharing!!
Reply
:iconslurringscot:
slurringscot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
great shot
Reply
:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
:heart:
Reply
:iconhollow-nyan:
Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the desing and details. Looks so dark !!
Reply
:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning Indeed!;p
Reply
:icongraphitecolours:
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your artwork is featured here: [link]
Reply
:iconorwald:
Orwald Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!!! It`s so incredibly beautiful that I`m speachless! :clap: :heart:
Reply
:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Astonishing detail, colours and tones.
Reply
:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
Reply
:icondarkborder:
DarkBorder Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Extraordinary!
Reply
:iconmystic-darkness:
mystic-darkness Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
uhhhh love the atmosphere!
Reply
:iconyatesmon:
yatesmon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Magical :salute:
Reply
:iconpadika11:
padika11 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Nice mood!
Reply
:iconoliinka:
Oliinka Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your pictures and I adore mounties, lucky you are to have been there
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 3, 2011
Image Size
268 KB
Resolution
476×750
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
19,973 (4 today)
Favourites
1,631 (who?)
Comments
133

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Oct 10, 2011, 2:51:28 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
Sensor Size
3mm
×