Anne Nettles  

All Washed Up by Anne Nettles

May 2020 - All Washed Up

About the Image(s)

Hello Everyone!
This photo was taken on Campobella Island, Canada on a foggy morning. I photographed and edited it a couple of years ago. I did basic adjustments in Lightroom and then took it into Topaz to increase the mood. I generally keep my photos realistic but am intrigued by the special effects in many software programs. I think I like it, but do not know if it works for others. Maybe it needs something more?

12 comments posted

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Anne, Firstly, I find the thick white border very distracting. Without the border, the boat becomes the feature of this image. You did well to find this boat as the over all look makes me feel as though it is a hidden gem. I think I would like to see the boat a little sharper to highlight the devastation. I feel for the boat owner! I like the way the trees in the background are treated.   Posted: 05/03/2020 20:23:30
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hello Julie! Thank you for your input. As far as the border I needed something to define the composition in space since the background is dark against the black background. I do tend to add a white border to all my photos, I could make it smaller though. I think the fog softened the image overall. Your comments are valid and I suppose it is why I am kind of torn about this image. Thank you.   Posted: 05/07/2020 09:04:48

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
What a super find visually and an excellent picture. What is striking is the "cross of lorraine" mast which really stands out. Also the tide marks up the door add interest. This boat is well aground.
I have to say I agree that the border is a bit over the top, I think one that was 1-2 pixels wide would be better but this is a personal thing. Overall, I think the image is a bit dull and maybe wants a bit more exposure - the grays want to be whiter but with detail) and perhaps a touch more detail in the shadows.   Posted: 05/10/2020 10:28:14

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Hi Anne, welcome to the group.

This is great! I like the boat, I like the trees, I like the water, I like the Topaz mood. It probably is my Microsoft Book laptop monitor being dark but I would like the image to be a little brighter. But the image is pleasingly sharp.

Great image!   Posted: 05/10/2020 18:48:22
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you for your input. I may re-rework this image over the next few weeks and will see what it looks like if I add a bit more brightness.   Posted: 05/20/2020 11:29:22

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
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I love the feel of this image. It looks like a painting. I would like to know what filter did you use in Topaz. Good Job.   Posted: 05/11/2020 08:38:56
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hi Linda! Thank you for kind words. I edited this image almost three years ago and wish I could remember what filter I used. I need to start adding notes to images I edit.   Posted: 05/20/2020 11:31:13

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
This image was on my computer when my husband. His first words were, "Nice photo!" I value his opinion! I really love the feeling. Nice job!   Posted: 05/14/2020 06:37:16
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you!   Posted: 05/20/2020 11:31:41

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I like the picture and the story. I find the vignette too big. I always get my foggy photos are too dark, but that is what i saw. Nice shot.   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:43:53
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hi Catherine! I am going to re-edit this photo and bring up the exposure to see if I like it better.   Posted: 05/20/2020 11:32:32

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Hi Catherine,
Sorry I'm late to the party, it's been an unusually busy month for me as we move in a few weeks.
I wish you had the original of this image to also show us!
I agree with everyone, the boat is a jewel of a find! So kudos for that: your eye for what makes a good image is excellent.
If I were to guess at what changes you made I would say you added a vignette and then dodged and burned some areas, especially the trees, to bring them back up. It looks like you used sliders to bring the blacks down, but I agree with others who said it would have been nice to have whites punched up a little. It looks like you added haze or similar effect to make it smooth; this is what makes the image seem soft. It's an artistic effect, some will like it, some won't. I'm OK with it. The boat itself makes me think "skeletal," my emotional reaction is that some hapless sailor is desintegrating under the water. Great image!
  Posted: 05/28/2020 09:38:40


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