12.14.2020 Moody Monday

Just the oak leaves retain a bit of ruddiness in this otherwise monochrome foggy landscape at Atkins Reservoir in North Amherst.

I would have preferred a slightly thicker fog to hide the posts in the background but otherwise like the sense of quiet.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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28 Responses to 12.14.2020 Moody Monday

  1. Foggy here in Nova Scotia..great image.

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  2. Speaking as someone with a more-that-nine-years-old blog, I wouldn’t want to hide any of my posts in the background, and look forward to others yet to come. One of those a week from now will include a photograph in which I’ve deliberately reduced the color; you got reduced color in a natural way, via fog. As for the wooden posts in your picture, did you consider using a digital eraser?

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    • They’re concrete so hard to remove. Not really as this is a well-known location in town and the posts would be obviously missing. Add to that that I really don’t like doing that with things I couldn’t physically remove myself. Beer cans, fallen branches, and other types of things I will try remove by hand and usually only digitally if getting to them is dangerous like at the bottom of a waterfall. Blown up there is also some sort of structure barely visible below the dam that I think is reinforcement for the berm.

      Sometimes I will reduce saturation if it seems over the top whether it really looked that way or not.

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  3. Wonderful!
    This fog… wow!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much about those posts. Even after you mentioned them, I had to search to find them.

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  5. franck_(notes/silence) says:

    I had never realised the reflection in water was not impacted by the fog.
    Very inspiring picture…

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  6. melissabluefineart says:

    I was indeed feeling pretty moody this Monday morning but then I saw this wonderful image~wow! It is stunning.

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  7. I like this a lot – I thought it was B&W until it opened up on my screen, and I like the very muted, subtle colors. The posts don’t seem bothersome in the slightest.

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice one, Steve. I didn’t even notice the guardrails until you mentioned them. I was busy looking at the reflections in the water. 😉

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    I think that bit of ruddiness really adds something to this one. Very subtle, but it stands out nicely. Really nice composition, as well, and I love the water movement and what it does to the reflections. Sometimes I love still water and perfect reflections, but this one is a perfect example of how fantastic some water movement can be.

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  10. krikitarts says:

    Both the gentle ruddiness and the ripples help to bring this together. I don’t think it would be as effective with either of these elements missing.

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  11. Nice job capturing the mood! Some may have tried to boost the contrast but then the foggy feeling would have been lost. The histogram in foggy images doesn’t have a black black or white white.

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