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Marsh Mellow

By Minty805
Firstly, I'm most grateful to those who voted or commented, and especially to those who kindly awarded A Man Among Buoys. It was very encouraging.
Here is another shot taken around Bembridge, IW, on the same misty morning. I started with a soft colour image, then tried b&w and finally arrived at this more contrasty version, preferring each version as it went along. I'll put the other stages up as versions and would be interested to hear which you prefer.
Thanks for looking.
Allan

Tags: Landscape Marshes General Black and white Rivers Countryside

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Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2020 8:52PM
Three excellent images, V1 the best for me.
Alfie
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
6 Dec 2020 8:58PM
Beautiful work! Smile
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
6 Dec 2020 9:09PM
Initially, I found the lead image quite eye-catching Allan, but, having viewed the versions, my overall preference is V1......nice and moody!

Angela😄

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
6 Dec 2020 9:42PM
fascinated by your lead image--
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2397 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2020 10:03PM
My last UA of the day, it's for the lead image. What fascinates me is the lack of any horizon or distant view, everything is here and now, and water and land melt into sky.
Alffoto Plus
6 253 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2020 10:32PM
I like V1, its how I envisaged it would look if I was there! Smile

Lovely moody shot!

Alf
jacomes Plus
6 28 37 Portugal
6 Dec 2020 10:41PM
A very good set Allan, with some reservations.
Of the B&W versions the lead has more immediate appeal, the strong foreground blends beautifully into the horizonless distance and the sky; there is a real cold misty morning feel here. Perhaps some more contrast needed around the tree with the perching bird to give a stronger focal point.
V1 I like too. There is lots to see with the ducks on the river and the more gentle recession leading to the bend in the river and then to the mist covered hills just visible behind. but it lacks a full black, so I'd suggest deepening the blacks in levels which again would bring out that lovely tree on the left third (and its bird) and give a stronger focal point.
The colour version is nice too but has a blue cast so needs a tweak to the white balance to lose that ans maybe just a bit more black on the levels adjustment.
Just my thoughts on an excellent landscape set.
James
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
7 Dec 2020 12:06AM
I think I prefer V1, but it feels a bit flat, I would up the gamma. I do like the feeling of recession, and the misty effect.
Ian
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Dec 2020 1:57AM
A beautiful set. I think my preference is in the order you uploaded them.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 6:31AM
A splendid set of a beautiful scene. A toss up between the lead image and v1 for me.
Alfie
7 Dec 2020 10:54AM
Great processing on an already excellent image.

JohnSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
7 Dec 2020 11:36AM
A very lovely atmospheric scene captured here, Allan 👍 LIke all three, but V1 has to be my fave 😃
Trev 😀
7 Dec 2020 3:41PM
All very atmospheric. Like all 3 but probably 2 for me. A very light sepia tone would give it a classic Victorian feel possibly.
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 5:44PM

Quote:A very good set Allan, with some reservations.
Of the B&W versions the lead has more immediate appeal, the strong foreground blends beautifully into the horizonless distance and the sky; there is a real cold misty morning feel here. Perhaps some more contrast needed around the tree with the perching bird to give a stronger focal point.
V1 I like too. There is lots to see with the ducks on the river and the more gentle recession leading to the bend in the river and then to the mist covered hills just visible behind. but it lacks a full black, so I'd suggest deepening the blacks in levels which again would bring out that lovely tree on the left third (and its bird) and give a stronger focal point.
The colour version is nice too but has a blue cast so needs a tweak to the white balance to lose that ans maybe just a bit more black on the levels adjustment.
Just my thoughts on an excellent landscape set.
James

Thank you for the detailed comment, James; plenty of food for thought there. I do take the point about the black, especially in the versions, although it was a balancing act between that punch and not overpowering the feeling of the mist, which is why I preferred the lead. On reflection, I probably would put a bit more into the versions, especially to bring out that bird in the tree, as you point out. Thanks again for the comment.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
7 Dec 2020 7:37PM
Thelead image is very god and despite misty scenes being low in contrast I do think V1 needs a touch more which you could try by using Levels to get a small amoun of true b;ack and then lift the Shadows to brig back the greys to what they were before the Levels adjustment.

It's a good point about the colour being cold, but I like that here. That said it's quite cyan in nature so I'd try adjusting the hue slightly so it's more towards blue. But then a number of variants would work, I think.
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 8:12PM

Quote:Thelead image is very god and despite misty scenes being low in contrast I do think V1 needs a touch more which you could try by using Levels to get a small amoun of true b;ack and then lift the Shadows to brig back the greys to what they were before the Levels adjustment.

It's a good point about the colour being cold, but I like that here. That said it's quite cyan in nature so I'd try adjusting the hue slightly so it's more towards blue. But then a number of variants would work, I think.

Thank you for the detailed comment, Keith; it's most helpful.
7 Dec 2020 9:38PM
I'd pretty much go along with the comments from James and Keith, but this really is very tasty as it stands, especially the main image.
Giving a moody misty subject like this a high contrast treatment was quite a bold move, but even though it loses that lovely distant view it still works.
I've done a couple of mods, just as alternative suggestions.

Certainly deserves an award.

Alan
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 9:59PM

Quote:I'd pretty much go along with the comments from James and Keith, but this really is very tasty as it stands, especially the main image.
Giving a moody misty subject like this a high contrast treatment was quite a bold move, but even though it loses that lovely distant view it still works.
I've done a couple of mods, just as alternative suggestions.

Certainly deserves an award.

Alan

Thank you for the mods, Alan, and especially for the award. They're very much appreciated.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
7 Dec 2020 10:07PM
Arty mono, my award.
Ron
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
8 Dec 2020 1:20PM
Beautiful and atmospheric- Fine mono work
8 Dec 2020 5:12PM
They all have an excellent processing Allan, there's a different atmosphere in each one,
I particularly like your version 1 for the gentle light and the lead in of the river.

LorySmile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2020 4:25PM
Great photography...
Isabel GrinGrin
31 Dec 2020 12:13PM
I keep scrolling through thinking "This one" no "This one". They are all so good in their own ways and invoke a feeling of contemplation.
Mike
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2020 12:37PM

Quote:I keep scrolling through thinking "This one" no "This one". They are all so good in their own ways and invoke a feeling of contemplation.
Mike

Thank you, Mike; much appreciated.

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