These two images were my entries for the fourth round of the internal print competition. Both these images were taken on an early morning walk alongside the River Trent outside Nottingham. Morning mist had been forecast and I wanted to try and capture images of the mist across the river.
The light mist lay over the river as I reached the bank. Then as I walked the mist initially thickened and then just as suddenly cleared. I paused and turned back and then just as suddenly an even thicker mist appeared just as the sun started to rise. This is when I took these images.
Walking the dog
I chatted to the dog walker as he emerged from the mist and followed him along the bank shooting this image before he disappeared into the mist.
… Looking at this earlier when it was in rather a gloomier light, we were debating whether the guy was walking towards us or away us, in fact he is walking away.I thought he was walking towards
… but that isn’t very worrying, the dog also his tail towards us and he is at least looking sideways so we can see that he has got a head and looks like a dog, that’s fine. Some times you get a dog and it just looks like nothing or a blob – so we got content
… We got a little bit of light coming towards us, faint shadows going on and it has got quite a warm tone to it, so we get the feels that the sun is trying to fight its way out somewhere
… It is lucky that I am not suggesting theta he moves 6 feet to the right to take this shot as i think they would be over a cliff, looks like sea down there
… Again it has got a bit of atmosphere, a little bit individual, I don’t think it is way at the top , let’s put it aside
This tree was one of a clump of trees some distance from the bank of the river. I stood in the middle of the field moving around to try and get the sun behind just this one tree.
An interesting shaped tree, you’ve got the sun, I’m thinking quite an interesting spot and the way that extra light is coming up here is really quite nice
… Once again this is where the square format works
… This print has got a slight problem as it has got a little bit a bubble in it down there which is down to mounting
There were 28 images in this print round in Division 1. I m grateful to a colleagues at the club for collating the judges’ comments for me as I was away.
‘Walking the dog’ scored 9 and ‘Sunrise’ scored 8.
The original images
I cropped the image to concentrate on the rising sun through the tree and boosted both contrast and blacks in the image to emphasise the silhouette of the tree.
The image was shot at ISO100, 105mm, f8.0 and 1/400sec.
‘Walking the dog’:
Again I cropped the extra space to the left of the dog and the glow from the sun. Adjusting the contrast and blacks again helped to bring out their silhouettes. Plus I removed some of the bright stones on the path.
The image was shot at ISO100, 50mm, f8.0 and 1/160 sec