High Key Minimalism (again)

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  • Ken Rennie
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    on: April 20, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I have revisited this image many times and am almost happy with it. I am still undecided about 2 things. Firstly the amount of empty space around the image, I have lots more space if I want to use it or could crop closer. I have plenty of pixels (Sony A7R4). I am also undecided about the black point. If I darken the trees the misty mood is lessened although the initial impact is increased. Perhaps when I print it my problem will be resolved. So any thoughts welcome. Ken1-misty-morning-krennie

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    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Ken,

    What a beautiful, emotive image. I think it could use a little more breathing room on the right side, for balance. As for the black point, I like it where it is. But I think you’re right. Holding the print in your hand will give you the answers you seek, Grasshopper.

    Paul

    John Hollenberg
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    Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Wonderful image.

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Wonderful image indeed.

    When facing such questions as yours about this photograph, Michael Reichmann would often ask, “What is the photograph about?”

    I believe the answer is “the mist…”.

    Therefore probably more mist and mystery will add not subtract.

    Ken Rennie
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    Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Thank you Paul, John and Christopher, more breathing room it will get, definitely on the right but probably a little on the left as well. Ken

    Jeremy Roussak
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    Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Yes, a little room on the right would be good. I think the balance of mist and black point is just right, but as you say, a print will tell you. Perhaps on a nicely textured matt paper?

    Jeremy

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #6 on: April 22, 2021 at 11:16 am

    The mist and feel are so strong.  A bit of recovery in the whiter areas would define the texture of the mist.  This is a really nice image.  If you had ever seen the videos of Charlie Cramer and Me making prints, we would have gone back and played with this a bit more.  This image has great potential.

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    Eric Myrvaagnes
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    Reply #7 on: April 25, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    I would love to see several more versions of this gorgeous image. I can see adding a little space on left and right, but I feel that playing with the black point or getting a bit more texture in the fog might help a lot, or it might ruin the image. So I’d love to see some variants. It’s certainly a great image as is, but could it be even stronger?

    Ken Rennie
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    Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Thanks everyone, here is a crop with a bit more space. It also slightly darker with a tiny amount of texture added. Altering the background brightness of the image makes a great deal of difference to the perceived brightness of the image. Ken

    DSC6311-1-cropped-minimalism-mono-v3-slightly-darker-stroke

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    Jeremy Roussak
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    Reply #9 on: April 27, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    I think the second version is an improvement. It’s slightly less ethereal but still wonderfully evocative, and I like the increased clarity in the trees, particularly in the main clump.

    A big print would look fantastic (and won’t even use much ink!).

    Jeremy

    Rand Scott Adams
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    Reply #10 on: May 1, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Lovely shot.  I think I’d go “half way” between the first and second. The framing is “more comfortable” in the second, and while I like the added depth, it has lost a bit of the mystery of the first.  I agree, this would make a lovely print…. one I could “live with” for a long time and not tire of enjoying.

    Rand

     

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