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November 2020 - Anne Nettles


About the Image(s)

This image was shot in Lubec Harbor Maine on the border of Canada early in June 2019. Obviously, it was very foggy and I took advantage of it hoping to create a moody, abstract scene. I edited the image in Lightroom and moved the clarity slider to the right to help define the trees on this island. Seascapes are a passion of mine and when there is a storm, I often change the image to black and white in NIK Silver Effects, this image was no exception. Other than that, there wasn't much else.

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13 comments posted

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I really like the atmosphere of this picture and that it is minimal. I might try not to make the trees so much in the center.   Posted: 11/18/2020 07:30:51
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you. I too wish the trees were not centered.   Posted: 11/18/2020 16:25:21

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Anne, this is beautiful! And I agree with you that black and white fits this image.

Bowing to my personal taste, I would crop some off the bottom and right side so the two trees are a little less centered.
Now looking at Catherine's post, I see she feels the same way.

  Posted: 11/18/2020 13:49:20
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you. I am going to go back in and edit the crop a bit.   Posted: 11/18/2020 16:25:58

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
This image is very strong. I wonder if the B&W was over-brightened a little too much.
Unlike the others, the centering of the tall trees doesn't bother me, because as a viewer I'm aware of the flatter extension (bushes on an island?). Taken together, trees and island are not centered.
Still, taking the advice of the others on cropping will not hurt.
I do find myself going back to the color image; in some ways I think it has a greater sense of depth that the B&W lost. Both images are quite strong. Hard to choose.
Was it vignetted? It doesn't look vignetted to me.   Posted: 11/18/2020 17:01:38
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you for your comments. I did not chose to vignette this particular composition since it was already dark. I guess I am not concerned about the image being a bit flat since that is natural for a foggy scene. I was focused more on the mood the fog contributed to the whole.   Posted: 11/24/2020 09:47:09

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Certainly better in black and white. I assume this is the effect you were going for but I feel it is a bit too flat but this is personal. I wondered if it would be improved if the contrast was increased a bit. I would be tempted to crop off the right had side also.   Posted: 11/19/2020 14:38:38
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hello Andrew and thank you for your comments. Here is another version of the same image only I increased the blacks. As you can see, I cropped this one differently. Personally, I like both for different reasons. I think I will print both of them and see which one wins me over.   Posted: 11/24/2020 10:12:47
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Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
The first image has a minimalism which I prefer.   Posted: 11/29/2020 05:32:21

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Anne, I also like the image better when it is cropped from the bottom and right hand side. I can see that you have worked on the upper clouds but is there any chance that you can bring out the texture in them a little more? I do like the black and white version better. The trees look so lonely!   Posted: 11/20/2020 15:53:19
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hi Julie and thanks for your comments. I attached a second cropped image and also darkened the blacks. I really like both images for different reasons.   Posted: 11/24/2020 10:15:13

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
My first impression was MOODY! Personally I like the trees in the middle. Why not break rules every once in awhile!!!!

I love this image as you have it!   Posted: 11/24/2020 09:07:51
Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Thank you Jamie! I do love to break the rules lol!
  Posted: 11/24/2020 10:13:34