1699 – Ankunft auf dem Lande

Today we had rain and cool weather again. I stayed at home and made no single image. This is one more from yesterday, same place, different direction.

The title is of course from the Allegro ma non troppo “Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande” (“Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the country”), the first movement of Beethoven’s 6th, the “pastoral” symphony.

Of the recordings that I have, I’d like to recommend John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. I have heard them live and it was superb. No chance to find it on YouTube though, and here on the train (I’m on my way back to Vienna) I can’t upload it either, thus I’d like to point you to Frans Brüggen and his Orchestra of the 18th Century. Not bad either 🙂

4 thoughts on “1699 – Ankunft auf dem Lande”

  1. There’s a very painterly feel to this lovely image, it has some romance and if there were some cattle leaning over the fence one could be forgiven for first thinking it was an oil painting from the 1800s! It’s interesting because I’ve seen this same sort of result from my LX5 under similar lighting conditions.

    1. Well, you know, this is not entirely without manipulation. It begins with split-ND and polarizer, followed by a lot of localized fine-tuning in Photoshop. Pretty impossible to get that straight out of the camera, and least of all the colors.

  2. Yes, I guessed that there would have been manipulation, and no problem there. My point was however, that remarkable results can be achieved from the LX5 even with such sunny conditions and this one such example. It goes beyond just being a tool with which to make a record shot; incredible when you think of what either of us would have been using 20 years ago! I’m interested in knowing which split ND filter you are using.

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