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    Morning Fog

    I have to admit, I have not had great success shooting in the fog to date so I was proud of the way this came out. With that in mind, I am here to learn in addition to being part of the community, so I appreciate any and all feedback. Morning Fog

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    Looks good to me Tom, Really good. I'll be looking forward to feedback on this one too. I love this kind of shot, so I'll learn with you but I can say that I'd be proud to have taken it

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    The dark tones are so rich in this image that, unusually, those are the very first tones that I see. I then have to look for the subject, which for me is the barn. Consider using a different color filter when you convert to black-and-white to render the darker tones less dark. You could accomplish the same thing by lightening the dark areas, but I think changing the color filter will be more successful. I don't think the brighter tones need to be any brighter to attract our attention.

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    You know what Tom, I think Mike is right. I really love the scattered low lying fog and the contrast in your original post. Lightening things up is not necessarily better and may not be to your personal taste, but you should give it a try and see what you think. I tried it and I like it both ways, different moods though.

    I notice that you have Lightroom. Try the different filters as Mike suggested OR just add some fill light and increase shadows on the tone curve and see what you think.

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    Thank you Mike and Wendy for the suggestions. I will try both ways and see what I feel.

    Wendy, I was going through a real depressive episode, BiPolar here, when I took this photo. I find that my end piece is really moody and dark whenever I am really down, go figure
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    Tom, there's nothing like a trek with the camera when the dark moods hit. I hope things are under control for you. When it comes to photography those moods can certainly be used to your advantage and you might find some of your best work comes at what seem like the worst times.

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    Great shot Tom. I am just wondering how would the colour version of this be. Would such photos be better in B&W only?

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    Most definitely ScoutR. I love nature and find it really balancing. I ride this wild roller coaster of life with a smile when I can and when I can't, I know it won't last forever. Your absolutely right, although when I get real low it is hard to do just about anything. Superpowers always come at a cost I suppose

    PSK, I tried it in color and really felt the black and white grabbed the moment for me like the bw did. The color was really flat with the fog and uneventful.

    There were a few bucks running through the fog, but no chance with the point and shoot I have. They were just too far

    I tried searching but didn't yield a response that helped me really understand. What determines the barn to being the subject rather than the fog? Thanks in advance for your help

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    Re: Morning Fog

    Hi Tom, lovely image. I agree with you, the image is a whole and not just of the barn. The mood and composition I find pleasing. Well done. Don't let the black dogs get you, when you feel them coming on turn to your camera and find something pleasing to shoot... get lost in that. I find beauty in nature and all it's creatures.

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    WOW - psychotherapuetic photograpy!. I guess I never thought I would read about it on a website/forum like this.

    Love the picture, the moodiness, (spelling!) and I too saw it as a whole.
    Have you seen the artwork of Graham Sydney?
    A print of his "Nighthouse II", done in 1995 hangs in our hall.
    And yes to the comments about letting the camera be the "healer", or something like that.

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    jprzybyla - I appreciate your kind words and encouragement. Lol, get lost in that? You know me all too well already Getting lost in a muse is no stranger to me. I have always loved taking pictures, but it is only until recently that I have started to try and better understand through studies. I love being in nature, so I naturally am drawn to the two combined. If anything, the two help bring me into the present moment unlike anything else.

    Rawill - We should trade mark the name, lol. I chose to live openly about my condition several months ago for obvious reasons and not so obvious reasons. One it gives people a better handle if I ever seem off from where I am coming from and also in hopes of changing one persons perspective on mental illness in the world.
    I looked up the image you suggested. Wow, that has a very dark mood to it. I am literally scared after looking at it. It conjours up all types of feelings of the boogie man and a real desire of not wanting to be there alone.

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    Re: Morning Fog

    Aha Yes, Tom,
    while you are so right about the darkness about Nighthouse II,
    what stands out to me so strongly is the "light is on".

    With out the light the picture would not work.
    To me the light looks like a source of hope.
    Enough of this on an photography/art forum.

    And so much of Sydney's work clearly shows his journey.
    Reading about his life in his own words is quite moving.

    Rbn
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