I'm not sure I like the crop since you lose the sense of the weirdness of the fog layer.
I guess what I was trying to get at with that shot was the feeling you get when you see something like that wall of weather coming at you while you're on a boat. Kind of hard to explain if you don't go boating, and I didn't necessarily capture it very well here. I just thought it was an interesting photo to share.
That fog came over the top of the island and enveloped the water very quickly.. a video would have captured it better. It would have stunk to get stuck in it in a boat.
Thanks Ben. I'm not actually sure whether I am that fussed on my crop either, but I was just experimenting with creating more interest by adding the element of the unknown. ..some concepts which came to mind after the crop - is it cloud??, lull before a storm??, fog??, ocean??, river?..bay???... isolation?..calmness?? abandonment??? etc.
I think what you have highlighted is the difficulty to detach oneself from the memory of an event or image, and the actual image itself.
You remember the amazing rolling effect of the fog ecapsulating the island...and if you just look at the image without having experienced the event, it is just a bit of fog or cloud on the horizon and a moored boat. - so what? Land is near, cloud is near, water is calm....ho hum... Nowhere is there any indication or suggestion of the movement which you witnessed.
I am a boatie from childhood, so I do understand the feeling when a weather system approaches - and have been on the sea in some pretty horrendous conditions. That impending uncertainty and anxiousness was not triggered by your image - perhaps again because of the lack of dimensionality and movement evident in the fog.