Lagoon, Simplified

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography


January 26, 2020 — The Thórbergur Center, Hali Country Hotel, South Coast, Iceland

Same scene as the last post, but simplified and in other ways edited to bring out something closer to the essence of what I saw. The changes are in most ways not huge — but in one way, sweeping. It’s more than just a crop.

Stay tuned…

(Canon G5X II. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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  1. With the qualities remaining the same, the tranquillity of the waters creates a peaceful feeling… as if one comes to terms with the harsh darkness and lets it in. Beautiful, my friend.

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  2. Is serene allowed? 🙂 Peaceful and soothing. I think a crop losing the foreground floaters would work too. Of course, I don’t know your intent in having them included so could be totally out of line with that. With or without, it’s a relaxing view

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    • Thank you. Serene is allowed, although I prefer peaceful and soothing. I don’t really like the “s” word. I left the floaters because without them, the surface doesn’t look like a surface. Now, you may ask the same question tomorrow, and then I’ll say it’s wabi-sabi.

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