"In the still water of the fountains one saw the splash of human faces, ignited by these gold and scarlet stars as they rose hissing into heaven like thirsty swans." from Justine by Lawrence Durrell.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

LANDSCAPES FROM HILL COUNTRY

 
I mentioned in a previous posting how much I liked the 19th century landscape painters Corot (French) and Constable (English).  See below for the Hudson River School examples.
 
 Posted here are some of my attempts to emulate their style.
 
 The hill country lends itself particularly well to this structure.
 
 
The effect works best when the sun is coming from a ninety degree angle to your position.
In this case it's the late afternoon sun after a heavy downpour.

 
 ©2014 Andy deBruyn
 

 
Obviously not a landscape but I thought the shape and directions of the drying leaves was pretty cool. Has almost an insect like feel to it.

I shot all the images last Friday after the downpour in aperture priority of f5.6 -- which is darn sharp on the Nikkor 50mm f1.8.
ISO 200.

Click images for bigger.

Below are some images from artists that are considered in the Hudson River School. A year ago the Blanton Museum in Austin had a HRS exhibit...about 200 paintings were on display. I went twice and the first time spent 3 hours sitting and sketching some of my favorites.

Thanks for stopping by.


Worthington Whittredge

Thomas Cole

Asher Brown Durand
 
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©2014 Andy deBruyn

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