It was tremendously cold (6 degrees F) but an irresistibly beautiful morning. There was so much pattern in the branches and weeds with all of this soft, silvery blue light - really glorious!
I was just experimenting and trying to get the sense of the pattern in the branches, the mood and the light
Do any of you know the 1940s french film by director Jean Cocteau - La Belle et La Bete? It's in B&W and is extremely atmospheric. It's really a series of gorgeous moving photographs. The visual of it is what really speaks - there are very few words in the script. It's surreal and luminous. Anyway, all of the outdoor shots on the beast's estate are full of brambles and silvery, misty, atmospheric light. When I was shooting these, I just couldn't get over the wash of shiny, silver light. Maybe, someone will understand what I mean when I say - tunnelly. (Yes, like a "light at the end of the tunnel" type of thing. =])
Anyway, this photo reminds me of it.
By the way, speaking of this film, I have this dream of taking a photo that conveys the same feeling of peace and quietness, yet, fluid movement that this hall has always given me.
I'm just on the lookout for it - someday....
what do you think???
P.S. The music (if you have your sound on) is by Poulenc who was part of Jean Cocteau's 'crowd' in Paris. (That it's an Agnus Dei is completely coincidental. =] It's the only Poulenc that I could find.)