Anne Nettles  

Lubec Harbor Maine by Anne Nettles

September 2020 - Lubec Harbor Maine

September 2020 - Anne Nettles

Original 1

September 2020 - Anne Nettles

Original 2

About the Image(s)

The original image was taken in Lubec Harbor Maine on the Canadian border two years ago. The settings were ISO 200, @ 180mm, F10, and 1/320sec. Most mornings were pretty foggy and I was hoping to capture the mood. There was not a lot of editing, it was slightly sharpened, and I added a little vignetting. I did a black and white version in Silver Effects Pro. I wasn't sure if it was better in color, or black and white? What do you think?
Is there anything I can do that would strengthen it, or create more mood. Thank you.

10 comments posted

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
I love the line up of the boats and how the line on the white boat leads my eye back into the boats. I like the color, but black and white creates the mood for me! Very nice picture that needs a wall to hang on   Posted: 09/10/2020 06:53:26
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you Jamie, I love black and white for this kind of scene.
  Posted: 09/19/2020 14:48:07

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Really beautiful picture! This month everything is so good, I'm at a loss for how to be constructive.
Here's a thought: the vignette on original #2 gives the image a sense of depth that is lost in the final crop, or else the depth-giving shadows are lost by the way it was transferred to B&W. I don't know.
I love the black and white, but I would also love to see some of that feeling of depth recovered, that we see in the originals.   Posted: 09/16/2020 15:03:57
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hello Alison, Thank you. I wonder if it is the added vignette that gives the image more depth.   Posted: 09/19/2020 14:50:13

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Anne, your choice of black and white and Silver Effects Pro really works for this image. I really do get the feeling of early morning, crisp temperature, and mist slowly rising from the water. And you found a nice position to photograph such that the boats recede into the upper left corner with the lower right boat being the center of interest.

Great image!   Posted: 09/19/2020 09:43:01
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you Henry. Funny as I look at the image again, I see the black and white version is a bit muddy around the two antenna's of the boat in the foreground. It must have happened as I was tweaking the image, weird. I love fog and hope to get some interesting images now that the air temps have cooled off a bit, and the ocean temps here are still in the mid 80s. Fog is great for mood. Will have to get up early this coming week and find some interesting areas to shoot.   Posted: 09/19/2020 14:54:56
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Have fun in the fog! Henry   Posted: 09/20/2020 11:22:38

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Anne. Yes! The black and white is definitely the way to go with this image. I wonder if a slight dark vignette would work on this image. I love how the front boat is crisp, leading back to the misty boats that look like they are wanting to be moved out of the fog too. Great image.   Posted: 09/19/2020 18:50:04

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I prefer the original #2 with the color because of the red and green, but I like all the buoys white. It is a really nice composition and one you would not tire of looking.   Posted: 09/21/2020 10:24:27

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Very nice effect with the nearest boat clear and sharp and then everything becomes "ghostly" through the background.
I wonder if a very slight crop of the bottom, left hand side and top would be an improvement. Also, what I assume is a white buoy in the background which perhaps could be cloned out. What do you think?   Posted: 09/25/2020 08:30:15


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