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    Foggy coast

    The shore of an island in the Salish Sea (aka the Gulf of Georgia; the body of water between the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island). There is a ferry dock and several buildings along the shore but I was unable to make them stand out from fog.

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    Foggy coast

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    Re: Foggy coast

    It has some abstract quality; liked it

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    Re: Foggy coast

    I drove north this morning to visit my dad (leaving home at 7am) and came back home later in the day.

    On the way up I was viewing scenes just like this and wishing I was on a photo-trip, when I would have been out in order to capture photographs and would take the time to do so.

    I love the calmness, the serenity which is soaked into this image. A gorgeous atmosphere. It would have been tempting to go for more structure/detail in the trees, but that would, in my opinion, have destroyed the image.

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    It is indeed a quiet, serene landscape. Its beauty lies more in the light and shadow and less in its tones, so I wonder if a B&W version would be worthwhile.

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    Re: Foggy coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Wavelength View Post
    It has some abstract quality; liked it
    Thanks Nandakumar, The fog reduces the scene to it's essentials and maybe beyond, to an abstract; good point

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    Re: Foggy coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I drove north this morning to visit my dad (leaving home at 7am) and came back home later in the day.

    On the way up I was viewing scenes just like this and wishing I was on a photo-trip, when I would have been out in order to capture photographs and would take the time to do so.

    I love the calmness, the serenity which is soaked into this image. A gorgeous atmosphere. It would have been tempting to go for more structure/detail in the trees, but that would, in my opinion, have destroyed the image.
    The fog has made the trees quite fuzzy, I looked at sharpening but it really does make it weird and is not an improvement. Ethereal is definitely the way to go.

    I never see this sort of image, living in a dry climate. Now I envy your access to fog and mist. I am amazed how the mundane elevates to magical. I feel blessed to have had this chance while traveling on the ferry across the strait to Victoria. Now I just have to process the hundred or so images I took!

    I must admit I shamelessly stole the concept from some of your prior images. However, I did pass on the knowledge to about ten other photographers. ( "See one ; Do one: Teach one" technique of learning) One was watching me, must have twigged to what I was doing, and went and got his friends. So somewhere in Germany there are ten new disciples of the Fog and Mist school.

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    Re: Foggy coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony M View Post
    It is indeed a quiet, serene landscape. Its beauty lies more in the light and shadow and less in its tones, so I wonder if a B&W version would be worthwhile.

    Tony

    Your point is well taken. I processed this initially as black and white. This version is to see how people felt about colour. (Don't tell Donald that I am a heretic to the Fog and Mist School). Unfortunately I cannot link to Tiny Pics to upload it. This is a fairly frequent problem. I suspect it is due to a slow satellite uplink. I will try later.

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    Re: Foggy coast

    Beautiful image..

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    Re: Foggy coast

    After ten attempts

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    Re: Foggy coast

    Nice moody image. Both versions work. Nicely done.

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    I like the B&W one very much. The slightly different tones in the trees have be replaced by shades and to me the result is a cleaner image. The colour one looked like it had colour noise, even though it didn't.

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