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Waiting Out The Fog
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Challenge: Passing Time (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Mississippi River at Norco, Louisiana, USA
Date: Feb 22, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Animals, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2005


Place: 1 out of 183
Avg (all users): 7.3202
Avg (commenters): 8.6429
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.5652
Views since voting: 8652
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 203
Comments: 62
Favorites: 43 (view)

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02/24/2011 03:27:20 AM
great shot. love the comp and layers
03/09/2005 06:03:25 PM
03/09/2005 02:22:55 PM
Wonderful shot.Composition and lighting are right on.
03/08/2005 11:57:50 PM
This was a very wonderful photo and the fog really plays a nice part in the whole composition. Congrads, excellent work.
03/08/2005 12:17:29 PM
amazing composition, prefect lighting.
03/08/2005 09:21:26 AM
Beautiful image. Congratulations. I'm glad that you didn't bump up the contrast on it too much. The eveness of the tones and the composition really make the shot.
03/08/2005 08:42:26 AM
Terrific shot. Excellent vantage point, with an interesting twist. The bird "makes" the shot! Superb!
03/08/2005 03:58:21 AM
Very strong composition, optimal exposure, excellent shot.
03/07/2005 11:33:58 PM
I made a few changes based on the critiques from everyone. It does look much better. I uploaded it to my portfolio.

Also I uploaded some of my Louisiana photos.

Thanks again for the feedback.
03/07/2005 05:26:22 PM
03/07/2005 04:36:05 PM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon with this absolutley beautiful image! Well deserved!
03/07/2005 11:36:44 AM
Congratulations! Please enter more photos. I love your work.
03/07/2005 11:14:05 AM
great shot!! Congrats on your blue!!
03/07/2005 10:18:03 AM
congratulations.. well deserved win..this was my top choice..and for once I was right...lovely sense of mood.
03/07/2005 08:52:27 AM
Congrats...great shot!
03/07/2005 07:02:31 AM
Thanks for all the feedback. The photo is pretty much a straight shot. I cropped and desaturated.

As for if it fits the challenge, the ideas is that the ship is anchored due to the fog. So the implication is that the ship's crew is "passing time" waiting for the fog to lift.

The shot was at the Bonnet Carrie Spillway in Norco, Louisiana on the Mississippi river.

The bird is an egret. I tried to get a closer shot but he wasn't happy with that and flew away.

I agree that I probably should have taken the stick out but I didn't notice it until I saw it in the comments. That is why I joined this site was for the feedback.

This was my first real submission and it was very exciting. I think I'll try it again. :-)

Thanks again for taking the time to critique this photo and for all the positive comments.

Message edited by author 2005-03-07 07:03:50.
03/07/2005 06:26:47 AM
I'm amazed that eleven people believe that this photo is "below average".
03/07/2005 03:27:15 AM
Congrats on your ribbon ! Great picture.
03/07/2005 02:42:34 AM
You deserved it..Im glad you won !!...I was one of your nines. the bird is so clear amidst the fog.
03/07/2005 02:39:14 AM
03/07/2005 01:47:40 AM
Congratulations! Great image!
03/07/2005 01:13:33 AM
Truly lovely. I'm glad it won.
03/07/2005 01:00:47 AM
Great shot! I did not vote on this challenge and never really looked through the photos. Wow, did I miss out.
03/07/2005 12:54:49 AM
Great image.
03/07/2005 12:53:53 AM
Wow...you don't waste any time, do ya?!

Excellent work, Lenny....it's an honor to concede to such a fine photograph.
03/07/2005 12:35:33 AM
great shot...congrats on the blue ribbon! nice to see another Louisiana photographer! :)
03/07/2005 12:16:05 AM
Congratulations on your well earned blue. Again, the fog rules here.lol
03/07/2005 12:01:02 AM
congrats!!! I had this picture picked as a ribbon for sure!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2005 11:24:35 PM
The fog rules here. Bumping up
03/06/2005 11:16:54 PM
phenomenal :)
03/06/2005 10:36:36 PM
incredible photo!
03/06/2005 10:12:44 PM
oh a ribbon for sure! 10
03/06/2005 09:23:32 PM
Great shot, but I'm not seeing the connection to *people* passing time.
03/06/2005 06:21:31 PM
Amazing photo!
03/06/2005 04:47:01 PM
very nice , love it
03/05/2005 08:28:49 PM
Lovely image!

I really enjoy the dynamic the fog plays in this picture. It gives everything a nice ghostly stillness that works well with your title and of course the challenge. The focus looks pretty good, considering the fog gives everything a general haze as it is. The use of natural light works very well.

I wish there was a bit more contrast to the image though, if the ship was a smidge darker, its dark hull being brought out a little more to let it coincide with the silhouette of the bird, I think that would make the image just that much more interesting. It would also help create an even stronger contrast to the grey fog/mist.

I'm not sure about this, but I think a slender border might be helpful too. As it is, the fog glides across the frame, and my eyes tend to trail with it, so a border would be a nice "stopping" point and cradle the image all together.

Two fairly minor points really. All in all this is an excellent capture, great composition, lovely imagery. Well done. I gave a 7.
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03/05/2005 07:47:40 PM
Wow-great shot!
03/05/2005 03:18:36 AM
Stunning. I love the way you have the heron (I guess) so sharp and dark and everything else much softer.
03/04/2005 09:07:22 PM
What an awesome photo. The sillhoueted ingret and the ship looming in the distance. Minor suggestion...would clone out chain to ship and that stick to the left of the bird. Just minor thoughts though....love the photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2005 06:23:25 PM
A very serene and contrasting composition. A 9 from me.
03/03/2005 03:22:00 PM
You stand in the middle of a frozen body of water and wait for a ship to come, to pass the time? Hey, to each his/her own :-) All in all a very nice image.
03/03/2005 01:18:59 PM
Simply wonderful. The ships seems so out of place and the bird's got a pose to go with that, like 'what the heck?'. And that's what I feel too. Great!
03/03/2005 01:15:13 PM
This is just a wonderful image, perfectly captured and a winner to me - good luck - 10
03/03/2005 11:38:06 AM
Very powerful and striking image should do well
03/03/2005 03:18:11 AM
Magic shot, the bird in the foreground just blew me away. 10
03/02/2005 04:57:50 PM
Remarkable finish on this photo - I'd love to see what you started with. I imagine it was very atmospheric anyway, but if it wasn't heavily edited then this is amazing scene. Very nice shot.
03/02/2005 06:34:18 AM
Very interesting... big ship and small bird...looks like ship is sailing in fog. Not sure but i feel like increasing bit contrast.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2005 03:33:06 PM
There is something about this image....it makes me give you a nice high score for it.
03/01/2005 10:34:34 AM
Striking photo. Love the contrast of the huge ghostly ship and the tiny black silhouette of the bird. Veru nice:)
03/01/2005 03:28:21 AM
Very nice.
03/01/2005 01:43:57 AM
Wow. Perfect photo.
03/01/2005 01:21:55 AM
Well seen; well composed, well shot! 9
02/28/2005 11:53:53 PM
nice photo...amazing quality. I think you should be at the top...9
02/28/2005 11:06:47 PM
This is a stunning shot, unfortunately I also give points for adherence to the theme - "Take a creative photograph that depicts something people do to pass the time." - the operative word here being people. Had this theme been "mist" I woulda given it a 10.
02/28/2005 10:37:55 PM
Great image! I think it's a little weak for the challenge though 6
02/28/2005 07:23:49 PM
Love it! Don't know if it fits the challenge exactly. Worth 10 anyway!!
02/28/2005 03:18:46 PM
Brilliant atmosphere. I particularly love the bird (heron?) in the foreground and the way that the ship seems to rise from the mist. I like the title: who exactly is waiting, the bird or the ship's crew?

Just one thing, though. I can just make out a blob on the very left of the frame, about a third of the way down - dirty sensor or my monitor?
02/28/2005 11:01:21 AM
This is just a great composition..love the heron or egret in the foreground...the eerie ship in background..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 08:44:33 AM
Whoa, this image should score high ! Beautiful.
I would have cloned out the dark stick to the left of the bird.
It sort of 'sticks' out :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 07:32:21 AM
I love the overall misty image with just the tiny contrasting bird - great stuff - one of the best overall
02/28/2005 01:32:16 AM
Damn, this is a beautiful photo. Not perfect for this challenge per say but I can see the connection. Going in my favorites now. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 01:14:56 AM
Simply amazing!

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