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Foggy Highway..
And now for something completely different! This is my most recent homework upload on Camera School which is for alternative, symmetrical, out-of-the-box scenery and not yer-usual rule-of-thirds 'rubbish' - LOL! Was a bit foxed because I haven't done anything for ages so in desperation, took this from my window one foggy night! Actually, love the fog because it hides a multitude of urban-clutter sins and makes everything look so clean and mysterious! ..At the moment it's foggy outside with road-works going on and massive crane thingies with lots of lights etc, all trundling up and dow and it looks a bit like Close-Encounters at the moment, so might brave another pic... I do like foggy pics but find them quite hard to do so maybe need to work-out how to take them first! Cloned some posts out and a big wodge of reflected curtain! Hope you've all been Great! Hubby had pnemonia recently but we've managed to survive it all again and are now back to norm! (Dad's had it and Hubs had it so my turn next!)
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Album name:Photojunkie / (Babs) Photo Junk!
File Size:237 KB
Date added:Mar 19, 2014
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Date Time:2014:03:19 23:39:29
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JOHN  [Mar 20, 2014 at 09:21 AM]
Well I rather like this Babs, and it seems to suit your homework brief perfectly.
Perhaps the fog has hidden a multitude of sins, but the final outcome works very well. I like the gradients from the black through blue to off white and back to black, the moon is a quite a bonus too. I can't offer any advise on taking this type of picture but I'm sure someone else may help, but well done for this one anyway, although trial and error can also work I think.
Don't forget the new permitted sizes for images here, they are 2000px longest side and 1mb (1000KB) file size.
Finally thanks for the links for android apps, and I hope you manage to stay well.
Beermonsta  [Mar 20, 2014 at 07:10 PM]
Well done Barbara, this is a very good image for your homework, I too like the range of colours from the almost black at the top, nice deep blues, White of the fog and then back to almost black, A very mysterious atmosphere to this and it works well.
George  [Mar 20, 2014 at 07:21 PM]
And I'm with Jeffrey too, I like this one a lot.
The bright construction lights, the faint but noticeable light trails behind the trees, oh and the moon, great. Very well done, you seem to have mastered the 'foggy photo' technique very well.
Gonna be real picky though top left corner, is that the remnants of the curtain you cloned out and the dust bunny to the right of the moon just has to go.
Helen  [Mar 22, 2014 at 09:26 PM]
Well done Barbara for trying out something different, of which you have taken very well of which you have created a spooky look with the darkness of the trees against the lightness of the fog & the blue moon, which makes me keep wanting to sing the song Blue Moon
Photojunkie  [Mar 24, 2014 at 09:00 PM]
Thanks everyone, appreciate your kind comments! Got a 'Bronze' and can't complain! Their comments were -
"Image is underexposed"
"Composition needs more attention"
"The image is underexposed and needs a strong central focal point without distractions"
( - bit confused now about what they meant by out-of-the-box /symetrical & alternative scenery?) !
alanuk  [Mar 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM]
Late to this but well done on getting a Bronze; you must be pleased I immediately though of something from War of the Worlds or perhaps ET. It;s amazing on what sound like a normal urban environment can be turned into something looking like not of this world.
SteveT  [Mar 31, 2014 at 04:54 PM]
Can only agree with all the above comments, just love that misty dreamy look