Night to Day

A fairly simple image 🙂 at f19 and 1.5secs, graduated ND filter on the front to bring the brightness of the sky down a bit. I really just wanted that little bit of movement in the water , however the timing of the waves resulted in these two rather dark bands, which for me create a kind of visual block in the image, the dead stump on the left adds a little interest but also feels like a distraction, thoughts?

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44 thoughts on “Night to Day

  1. I like it +Gerard Blacklock The sky is nicely controlled and it has a lovely sunrise feeling to it. I'd 'remove' the stump if you don't like it and you're not averse to such things 😉 Maybe crop above the first dark band but I think the second one adds to the overall 'time of day' of the shot.

  2. Nicely captured, on the log and bands… everyone would have a slightly different opinion. For me the logs 50% position and bands helps step the eye back through the image rather than jumping straight to the glowing horizon and tree.

  3. I think it turned out spectacular. Everything you are saying you don't like doesn't feel the same way to me.. I think the stump helps break the image and the dark lines add to the serenity.. A great shot!

  4. Dear +Gerard Blacklock . Thanks for sharing.
    My first feeling is that I am not used to see a photo with so big height. The composition seems to me a little bit empty on the bottom. I would cut the third on the bottom of the photo and keep half of that blue water. Concerning the dead stump, it is not a distraction to my eyes. Even the opposite. It catches first my eyes, and than I jump on the yellow colour, and I see the tree. For the two thirds on the top, the composition and the colours are totally great.
    Best regards,
    Nice weekend – from Belgium 😉

  5. Thanks +Ben Wesley , thats a good point, my first thought was visual block, however having both dark bands does act a bit like steps. I am glad every one has different tastes etc, other wise photography would be boring 🙂 Thanks again fr taking the time to comment.

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