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    Foggy night

    Went out and had a play in the fog. Amazing how much the light bounces around in the fog. The fog was cold and moving quickly but still helped me to achieve a rather simplistic image in the middle of the city. Normally there would be all kinds of lights acrossed the lake.

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    Re: Foggy night

    I used to see images like that all the time.!
    Then I got my cataracts done, now I have to come on here to see pretty pictures!

    I like both these photos, did you do much PP?
    Love the contrasting colours of the second one, and the reflection and colours of the first are great.
    "simplistic', maybe, I'd prefer "uncluttered" or better still "minimalist".

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    Thanks Robin, you are correct....minimalistic....I just could not get the word off the end of my tongue, I did quite minimal PP. I cooled them slightly as the lights and fog had a warming effect. I added about 1/4 st exposure and slightly adjusted highlights and shadows. A quick sharpen and thats about it.

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    Paul

    Pleased to hear about the PP.

    That makes them even better, I am aiming for that kind of clarity (is that a proper description) in my photos.

    Some photos I see seem overdone to me.
    For example, water that looks more like fog or steam, than water. To me, too long of an exposure overdoes the water flow.

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    Yes, Robin clearity could be a word to decribe it. Infact the warmth in the second one gave a slight to much haze I think. I cooled it off slightly more to see how I liked it. I think I do.

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    You scrutinize in fog and can instil to itself, that an aim is already near. But fog disperses, and an aim is not yet visible. Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

    I love a number 1! A lonely pier is in a boundless sea!

    I love fog! Enigmatic and steeper any PP))

    Can I add the photo? Did a few days back! And without fog such lifeless place!

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    Re: Foggy night

    Hi Paul,
    2 great pictures.
    On the C&C front my advice would be not to change anything, I think they are spot on.
    Well done.
    John

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    Re: Foggy night

    Thank you Yegor, nice fog image. It certainly can add some mood were there would be little otherwise.

    Thank you, John.

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    Forgot to add info, ISO 200 16mm @F10 and the first was 58sec and the second 47sec. And C&C always welcome.

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    Re: Foggy night

    Paul
    Thank you for the settings.
    I was surprised at the length of the exposure, but thinking about it, it makes sense.
    Tells me quite a lot really, (now what kind of P/S will I get for overseas travel!~!)

    Shows you how new I am at this.

    However, I guess you have not been to the South Island of New Zealand.
    Otherwise you might have to modify your opening comments on your website!~!

    Or am I biased?~!

    However, I have to say, I had a quick look at your landscapes.
    Love your work!
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    Re: Foggy night

    Thanks Robin, I would love to someday visit New Zealand. I would love to travel the shore there.

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    Re: Foggy night

    I love the Pier and fog pic Paul. It is on my bucket list of pics to do. I have a pier in Coupeville, Wa. in mind, waiting for me, someday.

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    These are very nice...just need a secret agent in a trenchcoat.
    Good job on the exposures.

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    Thank you, Jon. I still have the same type image on my bucket list, as I need a daytime image as well.

    Monte, yes...007 needs to answer his calls, he missed the shoot!

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    Re: Foggy night

    Hi Paul. Firstly I echo the positive comments of others in terms of your minimalistic approach and the sense of aloneness that you have managed to create. They are very compelling pics. And I agree that your slightly cooler rework of the second pic is an improvement. For the first pic, however, I would ask you to consider a crop. At the moment the eye is lead along the pier to the point where the pier turns right to its final short section. This place to where the eye is lead feels a little too central to me and is a consequence of the negative space on the right being, IMO, a little too wide. Rather than using thirds as I guide for the crop I think the subject is absolutely ideal for a crop based on golden ratios as this produces a wonderful balance which in my opinion enhances what is already a lovely pic. I have taken the liberty of posting my suggested crop but if you are not happy with me doing so please let me know and I will remove it straight away. Again my compliments on the pics and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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    Re: Foggy night

    Paul, I REALLY like #2. I prefer the original, warmer version over the cooler rework. This is that kind of photo that I love that gives me a feeling of a "mood" and I feel like I am right there, visualizing myself walking into the photo. Great job!

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    Thank you, Peter. I will give the crop some thought. I do see and feel I have a little extra space, but in your edit I feel a little cramped. Maybe I could go somewhere between, or maybe after I settle with it a bit I will not feel cramped.

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    Re: Foggy night

    Thanks Matt. I have to confess I like both, although one at a time...back and forth. I am usually one to like a little more warmth but with this one I am still leaning towards the cooler. Maybe cause I froze my butt off to make it. lol

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    Re: Foggy night

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Thanks Matt. I have to confess I like both, although one at a time...back and forth. I am usually one to like a little more warmth but with this one I am still leaning towards the cooler. Maybe cause I froze my butt off to make it. lol
    Was this from Sunday evening? I drove in the fog and it was horrendous as far as safety and visibility were concerned. Despite that, I always love a good fog!

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    Re: Foggy night

    Sure was, last night about 8:30. It was thick as soup on the hills and less so down low. Though it would blow threw with spots of dense fog at times even down low.

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