Friday, October 10, 2014

The Old Smithy

The Old Smithy As you probably know by now I have several places that I will always return to with the camera. This is one of them. The old smithy at the Nödesta farm. Walking down the tree lined avenue I remembered taking a photo of it last Autumn, also on a misty day and I decided to see if I could re-shoot it from memory. I think I came very close. See for yourself.

13 comments:

Mo said...

I love misty pictures, and this one is great. I think I prefer your capture this year.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Karl Demetz said...

Great scene, Stefan !
Misty days are so intriguing...

RedPat said...

So delightfully moody!

William Kendall said...

Close enough! I like the comparison between the two.

Benjamin Madison said...

Hi Stefan - yes you're right about similar composition - the photos are very similar in mood too. I guess it must be a case of "great minds think alike"! I like to use tree branches in the foreground to frame a subject that is further back. I think quite a few photographers do this.

Kay said...

Uncanny! The day is very similar, the tree has fewer leaves this year. Both are great shots.

Bob Crowe said...

This is a lovely, haunting photo. There is a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about a smithy that American schoolchildren used to learn. It begins:

UNDER a spreading chestnut tree
The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.

Lasse Jansson said...

Yes, det här är snyggt och otroligt stämningsfullt. Dimman som komponent bidrar naturligtvis. Djupet i bilden gillar jag!

s.c said...

Nice foggy atmosphere. I like it.

slim said...

Wonderful subject to shoot and I really like your selective focus. The warm glow really says autumn!

Jack said...

Wow. This scene is terrific!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Almost the same Steffe, I think this time you were pulled in a little closer maybe? Both beautiful mystical lovelies!