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 Post subject: Morning Fog
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:55 pm 
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I've always been a fan of shooting in fog, I enjoy the way it can make otherwise useless scenes perfect for photos and especially the effect it has on black and white images.

A few days ago it was nice and warm in the morning, but extremely foggy- no excuses to not go out then.
I went for a wander around a local park that I'd never been through before and was pleasantly surprised. Lots' of decent subjects in a small space.

This tree really caught my attention and I got this:
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 Post subject: Re: Morning Fog
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:18 am 
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The tree is certainly a bold subject. I'm uncertain of the power lines. It does draw my attention down to the tree, however after its there though its kind of distracting... I'm not sure that the image would be the same without them though.

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 Post subject: Re: Morning Fog
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:46 am 
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Even while shooting this I had a hard time deciding whether it was just two separate elements that distracted from the other, or if they contrasted together well.
I keep coming back to this photo, basically to try and decide if I like it or not.

I think if I found the tree on it's own and could do a very clean composition of just it, I would've been happy.

Any thoughts on the toning? That also took me a long time to feel right with- both the bright/contrast and also the slight blue tint.

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 Post subject: Re: Morning Fog
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I think the tone is just right for a foggy day. It might be on a bit of the cool side but I like that feeling in this case.

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