Photo taken early in the morning as the sun started shining through the mist. There was a forest on the left that created a natural shade just infront of the tiny island, thus the cold blue in the foreground and warm golden colour in the background. Very little editing done to this image except for slight colour correction and saturation. The island is part of Thousand Islands on St. Lawrence River. Day before I was trying to photograph Heart Island but the weather and light were miserable, I would kill to have such wonderfull rising mist while photographing Heart Island and the castle, instead I had to be satisfied with the fog surrounding this Robinson Crusoe type of island.
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Catli (550) 2004-10-30 22:45
Wow! This is an amazing shot! I love the superimposed cool and warm colours with the fog to soften everything. The island is so tiny it looks like a mirage in the middle of the fog! Quite incredible that it is actually inhabited.
coasties (0) 2004-10-31 1:06
Great pastel colour. It all looks so mysterious! Excellent capture. Thanks for sharing
travelyurt (276) 2004-10-31 1:24
Fantastic shot. I think anyone who has ever been fishing will appreciate this time of morning and this scene. You captured a really neat moment, and the water is a beautiful color...the fog is perfect around the houses, and I wish I were inside sleeping.
One thing to think about though. I normally put no stock in the rule of thirds, because I find it to be just as wrong as it is right most of the time, and the center of the frame is a powerful place to put a subject. However, in this case, I do wish the houses were framed to the right of the photograph, because I think a lot would be gained by a more visual expression of the island's nature. The fog provides a barrier I find too abrupt here, and its slight break on the left might have been used to highlight a visual cue to the front field - the water - stretching back and being an element of a back field, too. I think that kind of continuity might make for a very strong photograph.
dominique (11414) 2004-10-31 2:12
belle ambiance sur la photo , la composition est tres belle comme les couleurs .
ChristianS (2997) 2004-10-31 5:16
Beautiful photo, it looks very serene. the light and the colours are fantastic. The mist adds a mystic appearence to the picture. I like the soft reflections on the water. Well captured Peter!
t_wullems (292) 2004-10-31 6:10
Truly great shot, Peter! Very mystical in the sense of the word. Good colours and compo, although a bit more sky and less water would have been good maybe. Great anyway!
jbweasle (9373) 2004-10-31 13:00
A wonderful misty effect. The island almost appears to be floating on the lake. I wish I could get up early enough to take pics like this :-)
dkeus31 (27735) 2004-10-31 14:45
Nice atmosphere you catched here.
Keeping the water gives you a nice reflection, but maybe cropping it would add some mistery to the picture, only with the mist?
RGatward (20060) 2004-10-31 14:52
Beautiful light here to make the most of the misty morning. Well composed moody sot.
deud (1920) 2004-11-01 2:39
That's yours! Great light through the mist. I think you use the long exposure and this take his effect. Thanx
Benedetto (437) 2004-11-02 9:33
What a great atmosphere, wonderful work.
I like so much it.
ostasz (42) 2004-11-02 16:28
I like those kind of photos, when new day is coming :)
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2004-11-03 10:19
Nice work Peter. A serene scene. Love the colour of the water. And that morning mist is beautiful, as is that water. Well captured.
cetrocomix (309) 2004-11-05 0:12
Ufff! That's a New Day, but a very Beautiful New Day. The mist, the color of the water, the reflection, it's gorgeous. The framing and composition with enough water on foreground are perfect. Congrat!
apazevedo (5469) 2004-11-21 11:31
What an atmosphere, Peter! I love fog and so I like this kind of photos; yours is very well seen and done, a great composition!
CoolDan (2516) 2004-11-23 16:39
Très belle scène à l'atmosphère magique. Les couleurs sont douces et le cadrage très réussi. Bravo Peter.
taivo (1843) 2004-11-24 8:20
This is a spectacular shot. The exposure is very well managed to capture this mystical scenery. It resembles a house in a steam bath... The soft orange light shades nicely illuminated the mist.
jhm (136680) 2004-11-26 2:17
Hi Peter, I like picture with fog, this is an amazing shot, I think anyone who has ever been fishing will appreciate this time of morning and this scene. The different colour tints its through the sun wonderful. I like this phantom picture. Excellent composition and colours Peter.
Thanks for sharing.
jp80 (8443) 2004-11-29 10:05
Very nice fog picture Peter. Simply great. Colors and reflections on the water are wonderful. Thanks for sharing such a pic.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-12-01 18:03
This is a wondeful picture whera I like very much this little foggy ambiance and the color of the water. Very well done!
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-12-06 16:41
superbe cette photo...une scene tres bien soignee en détail et en travail de composition...le brouillard dans le marais avec ses deux petites maisons est du plus bel effet...magique...bravo et un grand merci...amicalement BI
PixelTerror (0) 2004-12-07 5:44
Hi Peter, it's a very nice misty photo, I like the contrast between the water with cold tones and the warmer misty area, the reflection too is very nice, maybe you could crop away one or two cms at the bottom to accentuate the landscape character.
aznegrao (10316) 2004-12-07 17:24
Fantastico efeito de cores obtido com a nevoa. Belissimo trabalho Peter.
LCannon (2796) 2004-12-30 11:16
I love the misty, magical quality of this photo. The glow of the mist is nicely contrasted with the dark reflection in the water.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-02-10 10:51
wow, they say the early bird catches the worm, there must be some truth to it.
one of those beautiful shots that you can only capture early in the morning.
I don't remember seeing the water this color before. It is beautiful...
jiherka (4538) 2005-02-13 16:48
New day and hot day. The colours made ba the sun on hte fog is very nice. You capture it very well.
Good job Peter.
amihay_s (722) 2005-02-16 10:14
dolin (15647) 2005-02-19 15:10
That's "delicious" !
The composition is very perfect.
Light and the colours are fantastic.
Aymeric (553) 2005-02-25 8:42
Colors, reflections, fog...everything's there !
Well done !
- Copyright: Peter Kozikowski (Homerhomer) (4080)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon G3
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Days in fog [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-30 22:35
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