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I like the direction you are taking here and I think these could have some real potential printed on a matte paper and displayed as a group. (As others point out, they don't work as well - unfortunately! - in the hyper-world of the web.)
(You are probably right that such photographs will not appeal to a large numbers of viewers in this venue nor to lots of fans of representational landscape. Sometimes, though, you just have to follow your instincts and see where an idea takes you. I happen to thing that the path you are on with these is one very much worth traveling.)
thanks Dan. your idea of a set of prints is a very good one. it made me think of these images in a new way. the way i have them oriented right now with the cloud above the water is almost like a hierarchy of the world. the only thing missing is some Earth below the sea! so i kinda have a Air, Sea, Earth thing going on. its gonna be hard to find a nice image of Earth to complement these two.
thanks for the support Dan
I do some similar work, and I think that the evocation of some sense of the mystery of the world can be a higher goal than attempting (with futility) to "reproduce" what already exists.
The "know your audience" comment was quite appropriate. It is not my intention to put down anyone's taste here, but the tendency (though not the rule) in landscape photography forums such as this is to regard a representative depiction of the objective reality or depiction of some idealized version of the same as the highest goal. Beautiful work can be created that way, but that is not the only way a photograph can speak, and it is not the only way that the landscape can be photographed.
"Two Islands, Fog"