CALM WATERS AND A PALE SKY CREATE A PLACE AND TIME OF PEACE
I do not print everything I work on, but I want to do so. What you and I can see in this image on our LCD screens is but a representation of what the print would look like. The print would just downright be much more pleasurable to look at. The same holds true for the actual scene that occurred on February 27th (the day I took the photograph)at the marsh. The real-time experience was completely different. It was organic, the air was fresh and cool, and my vision was not limited to the format of the camera. Non-the-less, I like the image for what it is - a representational recording of an event.
This image differs from the one I posted last time in numerous but subtle ways. I did just now print this variation. I find that when I am working on images that it almost always serves me best to walk away from the image for a day or so. I think it is essential that I do a "mind-set" data dump of sorts. I think this allows me to let go of my tendency of following a particular train of thought too far. In returning to work on this image I realized that the foreground was too dark. I lightened it, and I think that improves the "view flow", and it helps to frame the aircraft. In the prior version the dark foreground did not help define the primary subject.