As I am always attempting to make interesting images out of difficult situations, I had to try this the other night when a heavy fog rolled over the prairie just after sunset. Before I explain what my goal for the image was, take a minute to study it.
Now, click to read on and see if my idea actually worked.
My goal was to isolate a single hammock, particularly a palm hammock for its graphic shape, among the fog. My hope was to draw the viewer in, force them to study the image, and discover the hammock themselves. I imagine the viewer first saying “why the white image?” and then the discovery of the hammock becomes a surprise. Did it work?
I’d love to hear about your experience, as a viewer, when you first saw the image. Thanks for providing the feedback!