Joan Field, APSA  

Wharf in Fog by Joan Field, APSA

June 2020 - Wharf in Fog

About the Image(s)

This was taken in Maine, probably during the PSA Portland Conference. It was a very foggy morning and I loved the subtle colors softened by the fog. It was actually more foggy than is shown, but I used the dehire filter to reduce the foggy effect somewhat. I also did a panorama, placing a number of images together with overlap, using Photoshop to combine them. I had an even longer panorama than shown.I always liked this, but it never did well in camera club competition.
I'm not looking for just like or not like from you, but rather substantive suggestions for improvement. Thanks.

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3 comments posted

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
Joan: I do like it for the following reason - Many years ago Jerry and I put on a show " High Sierra symphony" in 3D at Amherst . After the convention a PSA friend of ours a native of New England took us on a tour along the coast of Maine showing us all the tripod holes of famous landmarks along the coast. So I like the image for the wonderful remembrances I recall of that trip. For improvements to the image... this is just a suggestion. They might improve it or maybe not ... try increasing the reds and tans of the buildings in the image. Also a slight darkening via a vignette of the image (not the border).   Posted: 06/04/2020 19:02:27

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Dear Joan, what a lovely photo! I can smell the scent of seawater and feel the moisture of the fog on my skin. I wonder if the atmosphere would come through even stronger if it were somewhat more foggy (perhaps as originally without the filter?). This is how it would look like with a gradient mask with the Luminar 4 Dark Fog filter, maintaining the pier in the front almost intact but letting the tops of the masts almost disappear in the fog.   Posted: 06/06/2020 14:37:37
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Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Joan, I have shot boats in Maine fog, but have not found this location or a circumstance where you only see the backs and top of most of the boats. My suggestion is contrary to your subtle colors, and that would be to pump up the saturation and vibrance. Also, by making a pano, you elimated the great reflections in the mostly still water. Maybe you have some of those reflection shots?   Posted: 06/18/2020 16:55:31