It's really, really wonderful. I love the lighting as well, especially how it appears as such a faint glow, as if something magical is waiting to happen, maybe just around the corner, or maybe even hope shining through among the hopeless. The way it comes down onto the snow is also lovely too and I really do love how there's what almost looks like a small path going into the woods - or maybe out of. It's really, really neat.
I also really love how thin the trees are, how they cast their shadows, how they're so close together, how the shot looks as though we've hiked through a hilltop. All of these things fit so well together, it's amazing. At first, I thought the focus was a little off, but the more I stare at it, the less sure I am of that idea... I think if it IS off, it merely works the photo better, because then it seems as though we've been wandering for so long we can't tell what's what anymore, and that merely just creates a more interesting image if anything.
I think the title you chose for this was perfect too - what made you pick it? And the quote in the description is really lovely as well -- did you come up with that or was it from something else?
Also, one last question, would it be okay if I wrote a poem to this piece? I give all inspired credit in the description and when it's completed I can note/link you a copy. If not, that's okay too ^^
Yes, this was shot on film. I can not tell you how amazed and delighted I was once this was developed.
The quote just came to mind when posting the photo, it seemed to fit the mood of this piece, as for the title this comes from my naming the place where it was shot. When I lived in Germany I visited this spot very often and would simply say "I am off to the fairy forest." I had taken several photos of these woods and found this one captured (most completely) the feelings that were with me while walking through them.
I must give credit where credit is due as Mother Nature shared a most wonderous display of her magical beauty with me. I was doubly blessed by being able to capture that moment, making it possible to share with others.
I posted this piece hoping to convey the beauty and magic of the area, and am so thrilled that you have expressed, and in such a lovely way, the feelings I was trying to share and beyond. Your thought of "even hope shining through among the hopeless" had me looking at this peice in a different light and is most fitting as well.
I am sincerly flattered that this has inspired you to write a poem and can not express how much you have lifted my spirit with this. I will be sending you a note so we may discuss this privately.
May the best day of your past, be the worst of your future, Melinda
That's really, really amazing!! I played around with film before but I wasn't very good at it
Awww, that's so cool! That's such a neat way to dub the forest too ^^ Do you still do a lot of forest walking or anything or do you live in a different kind of place where that's out of the question now?
It's a wonderful thing when the stars align just right for that =]
I'm glad that that could happen! It's so funny how new ideas or thoughts can really open up new possibilities of understanding or even just seeing
Desert walking is more of what I do now, though there are several national forests here in Arizona they are not in the immediate area. Hoping to take a trip to one of them at least, once the weather cools that is, will see what will be.