I first thought it the great contrast range of the clouds in these two that got my attention. But actually, the darkest tones are in the foreground. I think it is the lightest tones on the brightly lit clouds that attract me and seem to make the clouds even darker..
|The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede|
Village In Winter has some cloud effect going for it but I am pulled in by the highlighted bits of snow and ice. Magical or melancholic? Both, it seems.
|Village In Winter|
This is all part of my selection process as I collect images to bring along to the upcoming workshop. Next Friday is my planned trip to the MFA when I hope to collect more images from the book shop.