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Where the Path Meets the Fog
Where the Path Meets the Fog

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Where In The World Is drewmedia? (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Reed Park, Windsor Locks CT
Date: Nov 21, 2007
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2007

This I feel might be a stretch for the challenge, and would have loved to have had a person on the path, but I was on my way home from work and alone on this day. Photoshop was levels, curves, b&w (cs3 style), cloned out a couple random branches on the front right tree, resize, usm, add a border. My goal was to try and get a shot where the path fades into the fog, and I think I did that.

Place: 11 out of 115
Avg (all users): 6.4296
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6162
Views since voting: 1493
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 142
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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01/24/2008 06:23:04 PM
This is an awesome shot, really like the tones you have here, great idea as well, maybe a bit of a stretch for some, but it seems as though it did quite well in spite of that. I love the path that leads through the photo as well, great job with this one.
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12/05/2007 02:01:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I am honored to be able to critique this image.


First impression is that this is a very successful photo. It conveys a simple message immediately. I won't comment on the appropriateness to the challenge since it was effectively a free-study. Excellent position of both the foreground tree on the thirds line and the row of trees fading into the fog on another thirds line. The leading lines pull my eye through the image very gently and very sucessfully. The darker foreground tree anchors the image very well allowing the eye to dance through the row of trees into nowhere.


Great tonal range. The contrast and tone of the foreground tree works very well in relation to the fog bound row of trees and background. Good work with levels and curves in not blowing out the fog and background and also preserving the detail in the shadows.


I might like the foreground tree to be a bit sharper and to show more detail. I imagine the full resolution image does much better in this area. 640x does not help in this area.

If I were to...

If I were editing this, I would experiment with cropping or removing the tree on the far right. It does detract a little bit from the leading lines. By removing it you leave only two main sets of objects that play off each other. This tree on the far right competes a little bit for my attention, detracting from the main interplay between foreground and background. It is a third player.

Last comment on this excellent image is that I am not sure that the relatively strong borders help the image. I am a fan of very thin, subtle borders. I think the strong black and white borders compete too much with the image and possibly a gray border may allow the image to speak on its own. There are no strong blacks or whites in the photo so the border may be a bit too strong.

Great photo. You just missed top 10.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the PM system.


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12/03/2007 01:08:08 AM
congrats on a top 20 finish and this is a really cool shot, well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2007 01:21:59 PM
I like the idea of disappearance in this shot. And the image is lovely.
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11/30/2007 09:20:22 PM
Fine B/W
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11/30/2007 07:17:07 AM
that looks familiar. Where's that?
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11/28/2007 07:24:21 PM
Great leading lines, the fog makes this a very dramatic shot. Great tonality to your colors.
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11/28/2007 10:33:17 AM
very nice atmospheric pic -8
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11/27/2007 08:57:08 AM
Beautiful composition, nice moody capture. The sky might be a touch overexposed, but not to the point of distraction.
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11/26/2007 08:28:47 PM
The tones are awesome, and also the mood.....
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11/26/2007 02:10:49 PM
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11/26/2007 01:18:02 AM
nice ... the balance of the fog is well done
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