Despite uninspiring light, windless conditions provided some enticement to at least try. So, I vigorously employed the 'rule of thirds' to a two-image hi-res 'focus stack', and then, in post, framed it to emphasize the simplicity and serenity of the scene.
If nothing else, it was a good exercise in making the most of not very much, and at least somewhat gratifying.
Tags: Conestoga River Woolwich Township Waterloo Region Ontario Canada
...bursting over a rooftop and through a tree, casting shadows into the thick, highly-localized fog that had formed over the Conestoga River during the night. I didn't have much choice about how to compose this scene, or time to contemplate my composition, but I especially liked how the teasels in the fore seemed to mimic the the shadows in the fog. I wish now I had selected a slightly lower POV, or a higher one, to emphasize this effect. And perhaps just a little more room to the right of the guard rail would have improved the balance, too. Oh well, if there is ever a next time....
Tags: sunrise fog bridge Temperance Rd Hawkesville Ontario Canada
While driving a Perth County backroad, a thin, remarkably uniform layer of fog hanging over a distant field grabbed my attention. Remarkable as it was, making an interesting photo of it meant finding a suitable foreground. A cemetery and churchyard sudden presented themselves and from there I found the unexpected. The flock of leghorns out in the field and the pyramidal cultivars, while all perfectly explainable and perhaps even rather prosaic, struck me as an odd twist. These elements, together with the dash of colour due to the recent application of liquid manure, combined to make what is to my eye at least, a pleasing composition.
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