Jason Kravitz  

Misty Morning by Jason Kravitz

August 2022 - Misty Morning

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You awake at 6:30am to find the light outside is sublime. The only camera nearby is the trusty old 7D, which sits patiently on the shelf in the event of a chance bird photo, fitted with a 400mm prime lens. How do you get a wider angle? Snap a bunch of overlapping pics and stitch them together!

That was the origin of this photo, and as an added bonus, we've been doing weekly photo prompts on my photography community website, and this week the prompt was "Atmosphere".

I thought this image fit the category nicely.

Canon 7D 400mm, 1/400", f5.6, ISO 500

8 comments posted

Mitch Ross   Mitch Ross
Jason, interesting shot. I like the view and certainly fits the category of "atmosphere." In trying to decide where the focus of the image is supposed to be, I think that there are some significant distractions. IMO, the three focal points are the barn, the yellow tree on the right, and the negative space / large distant tree to the left of the barn. The last of those is significantly impacted by distractors - power lines and the ? pipe running horizontally. I tried to clean it up a bit and recrop - attached is a ROUGH pass, with more time, could do a better job of getting rid of the pipe. Curious what others think... Thanks for sharing this!   Posted: 08/01/2022 22:19:15
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Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Mitch. The cleaned up image does bring the attention to the main elements.   Posted: 08/17/2022 04:30:33

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Another original image, Jason! I can see what Mitch was looking at, it could be a peaceful and mystical image with the fog and yellow tree and rundown building, but the horizontal pipes (bridge?) do grab the spotlight. Personally, I like where Mitch was going with it, but you very well may NOT want it "pretty".

Definitely meets "atmosphere" with or without the unusual piping.   Posted: 08/02/2022 20:19:41
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Brenda and a good point that not every photo needs to be cloned and cleaned. Guess it depends on the photographer's intent for the image and their vision of how it should be.   Posted: 08/17/2022 04:31:31

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
Definitely atmospheric Jason, I love the hazy background which gives it plenty of depth, and any crop needs to be aware of not losing that.

Mitch is right to lose the wire and pipe as it feels more restful now, and I think I'd try losing a bit off the top (maybe to the yellow tree top) to help the hut become more prominent in the frame.
  Posted: 08/05/2022 13:09:25
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Terry. There was quite a bit more top before with another house and some more trees which I lopped off. But could go tighter as well.   Posted: 08/17/2022 04:32:15

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I very interesting moody image but, as has already been said, suffers from many distracting elements. I like Mitch's revision. I would go even further by also removing the power line just above the roof of the building.   Posted: 08/13/2022 15:43:34
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Jim for your suggested edit.   Posted: 08/17/2022 04:32:35


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