Haunted House?

Haunted? Probably not. It’s more likely the beginning of settlement on this farm property.
I rarely talk about my shooting process, but here goes. I typically address three questions; sometimes mulling them over and sometimes almost instantly. The questions are 1.) Why does this shot appeal to me?; 2.) Is this the best angle to capture the image?; and 3.) How can I best convey the emotional response this subject raises in me? I have been influenced in these questions by Freeman Patterson (whose work I love!) and Ansel Adams (who still often inspires me, though dead, to consider black-and-white photos).
Here’s how I answered the questions. One. I love the mystical image of the fog, mist, and old wood contrasted with the reflection of the morning sun off of the window. Two. After moving around a bit, I settled on this shot because the light reflected best off of the window, the road draws your eyes to the cabin, and the trees frame the shot. Three. Getting a darker picture with the fog still prominent and the light just starting to break through came as close as I could come to conveying my emotional response.
In processing I preferred the starkness of the black-and-white photo (all I used to shoot), but included the color image for comparison.
Which image connects best with you?

House in Black-and-White

House in Black-and-White


House in Early Morning Color

House in Early Morning Color

Foggy Morning

Snow came down in the center of the state, but here we woke to a foggy morning. I love the images you can get with fog. Here are a few from this morning.

Sunrise

Sunrise


Layers

Layers


Shadowlands

Shadowlands


Leaf

Leaf

Morning Fog

Fog brings an intimate, mystical beauty to morning. Lately we have had a lot of morning fog. These images are from two different mornings in two different places, but a sense of mystery surrounds the images of both days. Hope you can sense the feeling of these mornings from these pictures.

Fishing in the Fog

Fishing in the Fog

Train Station

Train Station

Landing in the Fog

Landing in the Fog

Fog Lifting

Fog Lifting

Lamp, Bridge, and Sun Through the Fog

Lamp, Bridge, and Sun Through the Fog

Tree, Lamp and Sun

Tree, Lamp and Sun

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