Thanks Lugh. I must admit, when I loaded this onto the computer, I thought, bloody hell! Did I really take that?
Very, very lucky shot, to be frank. It was straight into the sun, which you're not supposed to do with a digital camera as you can burn out the equipment, but I hoped I'd be alright because of the diffusion of the mist. I just put the camera on automatic, and let it deal with the conditions. There's no post-editing at all. This is how it came out.
It's taken at the same time and on the same day and from the same location as the island in the mist, but facing in a different direction. I'm astonished at how different the two photos are, bearing that in mind.
The atmosphere is darker, certainly. More 'me' probably. If it's reminded you of Tolstoy, then that sounds about right, given my Eastern European ancestry