Lost and Found

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    I close my eyes
    For clarity
    The real world lacks
    Sincerity

    For a moment
    I am alone
    To seek the truth
    Success unknown

    In foggy times
    With thoughts unclear
    Look for purchase
    Not far but near

    For sticking close
    To what you know
    Will keep you up
    And not below

    When you shoot alone, straining to capture a "vision", the quiet, peaceful environment can take your mind places you wouldn't normally go. I think sometimes a poem helps to fully express the photographer's intent. Sometimes poetry starts to come to me before I've even left the spot and packed up my gear. I find it an interesting mental exercise to revisit the photographic moments after you get home and try and capture the emotion of the scene into words.

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    1. zxgirl 41 months ago | reply

      What a fantastic effect you've achieved here... misty and mysterious. I really like it.

    2. RichardBeGone 41 months ago | reply

      It just keeps getting better doesn't?

    3. ByTheChesapeakeBay 41 months ago | reply

      Like the mood of this shot a lot...the foggy feel is wonderful.

    4. dK.i photography (1.6 mil-why bother?) 41 months ago | reply

      awesome shot....I can see this edited as a hi-key, as well
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    5. ...arpi... 41 months ago | reply

      lovely long exposure

    6. MICHAEL J ROFF PHOTOGRAPHY 41 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot and stunning tones and exposure.

    7. Matt Champlin 41 months ago | reply

      excellent, love the misty moody feel to this

    8. Robert Warren 41 months ago | reply

      You've achieved a great effect here, Jeff, and I like the poetry idea; it's often occured to me as well.

    9. Dwood Photography 41 months ago | reply

      Great processing on this one. Great commentary too that gives a great feel for the shot.

    10. Taimur Laghari 41 months ago | reply

      Love the B&W. beautifully composed!

    11. It's a Keeper 41 months ago | reply

      What a masterpiece Jeff! Love everything about this comp! Nice one!

    12. H4RSX 41 months ago | reply

      cool shot Jeff, this has bags of mood and mystery!

    13. chris frick 40 months ago | reply

      Good work with a good composition and awesome transitions.
      Very atmospheric.

    14. AnderAguirre 40 months ago | reply

      nicely executed!!

    15. kenmartin243 40 months ago | reply

      Very nice fog shot.

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