Terry Clark  

Still Fog by Terry Clark

February 2021 - Still Fog

February 2021 - Terry Clark


About the Image(s)

Photo taken in Nova Scotia 20 years ago with my first digital camera: a Ricoh RDC-5000 with a 2, count’em, 2 megapixel sensor. I can’t find the original so have sent another photo from the same time to show conditions and where the rowboat has swung a bit.

Image was processed with a pass through the D.A.P.Realism filter. This image was layered over the original. Then treated with some localized adjustments of HSL, Curves and Selective colour.

7 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
A 20 year old image was granted new life; and was well worth the effort to revisit it! I absolutely love the gray, stark mood of the fog. My favorite aspect of this image is the negative space of the left third of the composition. To me, this adds to the mood and solitude of the scene. Great job.   Posted: 02/10/2021 09:03:53
Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Yes, I like the feeling of isolation of the lone boat against the unknown behind the grey mist.
I'm thinking I should crop the right side a bit more, to remove the dark bush. That would shift the emphasis to the grey even more.   Posted: 02/10/2021 10:11:06
Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Hi Terry. I like the right side as it is. If you crop off past the right bush, you would also lose the foggy tree line a bit. I love the one tall tree in the middle of the taller group. This might get cropped out if you crop the bush. Maybe just clone out the bush?   Posted: 02/10/2021 10:20:14

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Hi Terry, the image covey a great mood and the boat is in a good point if following the rule of thirds. If you crop from the left be sure to crop to keep the boat in the same place as that place adds to the image. Your grayed tones add to the interest of the image and the open space has just enough slight detail to add to the impact of the space. Nicely done.   Posted: 02/15/2021 17:15:30

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
Misty, moody and all alone is what this scene describes to me.   Posted: 02/16/2021 06:45:27
Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Alone now, but the mist holds such potential and a boat makes you free.   Posted: 02/16/2021 11:17:58

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Wow, you did an amazing amount of work on this image and the result is definitely a pensive piece. I like the conversion of the fishing boat to a row boat, more traditional. The removal of the house was another good choice. Grey is a sullen and depressive choice, and if the boat is to "make you free" would the boat be better in another color, red or green or ? to project that sense of liberation? I like the painterly choices you made for the peninsula.   Posted: 02/20/2021 10:43:13


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