I don't see myself as an photographer. Not really my kinda subject. But i like to run around with my camera. It's an interesting field, i think... even if most of it looks like crap, it is a lota fun. Nah, i don't really manipulate my photos. The only thing i always do is to adjust contrast a bit. If you're manipulatin' photos too much, they kinda lose their inner "center" so to say.... at least i think so.
Photo looks disturbing. Area looks like scenery from some kind of dark tale or fantasy story. I can't say where the water ends, can't see the second riverside - it gives boundless feeling. Colours nicely reproduce atmosphere of the swamps.
Lately I don't listen many Black Metal music but from time to time I back to the good, old days.
I think it's a perfect landscape for dark tales. Even better than mountains, I suppose. I think surroundings, places where we grew up are very important for quality of our imagination, memories, later interests etc. Especially in childhood when we play surrounded by unknown and mysterious world. Later, when we are older we transform those memories and experiences into something more serious but I am sure those early memories from our childhood defines many aspect in our adult live.
You're right, of course... but not only the landscape around we grew up. Maybe it's only my own opinion, but every landscape got an specific effect on me, i guess. I came from the swamps of North Germany and now i'm livin' between vineyards in the middle/south. It does have an specific effect on me, i believe... of course, the basic's are somewhere in our childhood. It'll be always something you call "Home". It's a nice feeling....
Absolutely stunning. At first glance it seems terrifying in it's darkness. Yet, if you gaze a little longer, it seems that it could be inviting, and draws you in a little more... but still with trembling caution.