Kent countryside

Words/Photographs: Tony Eveling

Countrylane near Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

Kent countryside, England, UK

I have quite a few of these (compositions), but I sort of like them, they are mundane outdoor scenes, not mountains, not valleys at dawn or dusk with mist…..but as I always try to create a solid composition wherever I am, I think these ‘mundane’ images have a certain something.

In colour they are a bit of a washout really. Middle of the day photos that don’t turn heads. But I have added a vignette and converted to black and white (in Silver Efex Pro), added a bit of contrast and I am creating a nice series of images from the archives, the photos that time forgot!!

Anyway, hope you like them…..

  • The view is good but the menace of the cloud is stunning.

  • this, of course, is not mundane at all … it’s exceptionally good !!!
    the contrasts that your bw presentation makes possible touches a raw nerve in the viewer, i think ! it does in me …

  • A very nostalgic countryside photo, with a perfect composition.

  • Frankiess says:

    Beautiful composed and very fine BW treatment! Well done Tony.

  • Who can resist a road shot? I can’t – and I’m really enjoying these.

  • Excellent use of B/W and a low viewpoint to heighten the drama of the scene

  • Excellente ambiance qui ne manque pas de charge dramatique! J’apprécie les courbes qui sous-tendent la compo et le contraste exacerbé.
    Bonne journée!

  • Oh yes I like them !! Great composition and framing here. SEP is a good software 😉

    • Thanks, Veronique. Yes, all Nik Software stuff is intuitive and easy to use, I would struggle with only Photoshop or Lightroom.

  • Impressive dark sky and tones! The composition is excellent.

    • Thankyou! I have to say I like the vignette! I start with a ridiculously strong vignette from a pinhole camera effect in Silver Efex Pro 2, then dab it out using a layer mask until I get the ‘right’ amount of remaining ‘vignette’. I will put up a page of before and after images when I get time, because the difference is huge. The original being a disappointment in my eyes, whilst this BW version is much more to what I saw when I was there, which was really just the tree on the brow of the hill.

  • Jack Larson says:

    extraordinary monochrome. excellent tones

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