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    Alone in the Mist

    Very early in the morning, barest rays of sunrise coming up, and absolutely silent. A very simple shot, but I think it captures the quiet solitude.

    Alone in the Mist

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Perfect caption. Creative photo that tells the story.

    If it were mine, I would try moving the boat progressively to the left to determine whether the telling of the story could be improved even more. The current position might be the ideal position but I would try others to be sure.
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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Love it, Kevin. Wouldn't change a thing. I really like the colour too.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Thanks, Andrew and Mike.

    Mike, the same thought occurred to me, but I left it as I saw it. I'll have a play at a couple different locations to the left, though at first blush I'm a little reluctant to interrupt expanse of mist. We'll see. Thanks for the suggestion, I may repost this with some alternatives.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Perfect caption. Creative photo that tells the story.

    If it were mine, I would try moving the boat progressively to the left to determine whether the telling of the story could be improved even more. The current position might be the ideal position but I would try others to be sure.
    Before I read Mike's comment I was thinking what a pity the boat is not further to the left. It may need a bit of adjustment to fade it appropriately into the fog but a stronger position would more than counter it being a little softer.

    Lovely mood and lighting but for me the composition would work better with a bit of a tweak.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    though at first blush I'm a little reluctant to interrupt expanse of mist.
    That's what I saw. For me, all the subject on the right of the frame is what makes it.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Wonderful image just the way it is, IMHO.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    It is a very nice image as is but rather than moving the boat maybe consider a portrait crop. I have reservations about that because you would loose the feeling of expansiveness that the image has as is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    It is a very nice image as is but rather than moving the boat maybe consider a portrait crop. I have reservations about that because you would loose the feeling of expansiveness that the image has as is...
    I think so, too, Shane. I had composed the same scene in a portrait aspect, but it just didn't seem to retain the impact of the mist. I appreciate your thoughts.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Repositioned:

    Alone in the Mist

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    That works much more better...

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    When viewing the photo only at a glance, I prefer the second one. That's because it's more traditional, easier to quickly accept and understand.

    When taking the time to study and fully appreciate the photo, I prefer the first one. That's because the first one is a little unsettling until I realize the important detail that the boat is headed toward the expanse to the left. That realization makes it more interesting for me.

    Both of them are wall-hangers.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Kevin: to me the boat is not the subject, however to a number of people it is, if the boat were not there it would still be a very strong shot, the boat being there only makes it stronger. Moving it more to the left makes it more of the subject and thus takes away from the overall image and feel of the shot.

    Cheers:

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    PS. sold 3 shots from Hocking Hills on the weekend.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    That is a beauty.

    For me, moving the boat is to much of a manipulation of the scene that was there. I accept that that is a just a personal thing and, unless we are doing photojournalism when reality is all, we should feel able to create the artwork that represents our vision/mood.

    But wherever you place the boat (I actually prefer the original), it is a gorgeous image. It oozes mood and atmosphere. Well done, Kevin.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Thank you all for viewing and commenting. The second image "follows the rules", is better balanced, and somehow a bit of a let down. I think I prefer the tension in the second.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Quote Originally Posted by Polar01 View Post
    PS. sold 3 shots from Hocking Hills on the weekend.
    Allan,

    You know I gotta see those.

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Beautiful image...

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Kevin: I sold one backed and matted and another one I printed while they waited of the image from the posted thread "Upper Falls Hocking Hills State Park". While talking to one visitor on the studio tour another visitor asked if I had another shots from there, so while printing the upper falls I showed them 3 other shots and they picked out one of the pans I posted in the thread "Last two pans from Hocking Hills State Park" they took the top one from the thread (the warner one as opposed the
    cooler one), so I printed it while they also waited.
    Sorry to have moved off your shot, as I stated I like the first one better, I think it would look really good printed on a metallic type of gloss stock as that colour would be alive and dance yet still keep that mood that I so like in it.

    Cheers:

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    Re: Alone in the Mist

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Beautiful image...
    Thanks, Christina. Had a feeling that might be one that works for you

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    Its a lovely shot.
    My preference is for the first one. Not sure if that is because I know the second is a cut and shunt.... thinking about it I don't think that is the issue. I think I prefer the first because the expanse of empty space on the left makes the image seem more tranquil/lonely. There is also something about the trees being close to, almost overhanging, the boat. Not sure if it is a slight air of menace, as if they are looming over the boat but there is def something there for me.

    The second, by comparison, feels disjointed.

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