Morning fog

Harribo

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I rose early to get these shots of the sun rising through to thick fog. Exposing for these situations is never easy and even reviewing them on the LCD doesnt always seem reliable. It came to a toss-up between exposing for the glow of the sun or detail in the landscape.

Taken with GF1 and 20mm

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franklyspeaking

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Thanks for sharing! Your absolutely right about the difficulty in selecting the proper exposure in these situations but it seems spot on to me. I especially like the first one (from left to right)
 

f6cvalkyrie

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Very nice shots, Harribo, that render the foggy weather well.
Is there any reason why you did not give the middle pic the lovely sepia toning the two others received ? I think they would make a lovely tryptich !

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Bokeh Diem

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Nicely composed and exposure managed images.

For fun, especially with these dark shots, you can use a tripod in these studied situations, exposure bracket over 1/3 EV on five separate shots, then combine them all in a dynamic range processor like Artizen or Photomatrics for one well developed photograph with lots of depth. You can also emphasize whatever you like in colour curve manipulation. If you look at the intervention C&C posts on 'Houghton Mills' on mu-43 you will see a bit of what I am talking about.... there, the foreground was underexposed relative to the evening sky, and the photo was brought back to life using the foregoing methods. It did not look processed in the end, just full of life.

Not to say this is what you were intending in your work here. I sometimes shoot for the 2 dimensional plane in scenes like this myself, when depth is totally ignored.

I am just getting into this stuff myself, and am no expert. But many on this Site can help if you need it.

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GaryCh

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I love them all. My favourite must be #1 and then #3... but then #2 has a wonderfully bleak tone to it which appeals to me too.

You've really captured so much mood here it's astonishing. May I ask where they were taken ?


-Gary
 

GaryCh

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Actually, I just keep thinking that the second shot SO deserves to be in Herman's 'show silence' thread : )

Fantastic stuff.

-Gary
 

Harribo

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Hi all, thanks for your comments, Its good to hear comments from other people before deciding wether or not its a keeper, print them out or even frame them, because I tend to be too critical of my own work.

f6cvalkyrie,
You are right, I will go back to the original and leave a sepia tone to the 2nd and re-evaluate it.

Bokeh Diem,
Photomatrics etc, is something im aware of but never got round to experiment with. It would have been interesting to have tried it though in this situation, although would have given a totally different atmosphere to the photos.

GaryCh,
They were taken by Lake Berwin Reservior in Foulridge, Lancs, last week(ish) and it was freezing fog.

Christilou,
I always shoot Raw, and were probably in either A or P mode, and experimented using Exposure comp.

Thanks again.
 

Bokeh Diem

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You are right, the first iterations are superb. Nothing needed beyond that. I think I was just looking at them and saying (out loud unfortunately) that they would be, because of their graphical qualities, good material for PP study.

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One word - perfect!

I think you got your exposure completely right in all 3 and I love your decision to go with black + white and sepia, in colour I think the photos wouldn't have had as much impact.

Thanks for sharing :)
 

Harribo

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I really like these photos.. they capture the moment so well!

Just wondering, was the sun overexposed in the colour pictures?
The sun was very much shaded by the thick fog so wasnt too much of a case of over exposure. In the colour photos the only strong colour came from the sun, therefore was distracting to the image as a whole, because your eyes tended to be attracted the sun. This is why I went with B&W.

Hope you understand what i am trying to say.
 

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The sun was very much shaded by the thick fog so wasnt too much of a case of over exposure. In the colour photos the only strong colour came from the sun, therefore was distracting to the image as a whole, because your eyes tended to be attracted the sun. This is why I went with B&W.

Hope you understand what i am trying to say.
Duly noted.. that makes sense!
 

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Beautiful work .. its hard to expose in that situation...


I rose early to get these shots of the sun rising through to thick fog. Exposing for these situations is never easy and even reviewing them on the LCD doesnt always seem reliable. It came to a toss-up between exposing for the glow of the sun or detail in the landscape.

Taken with GF1 and 20mm

Comments welcome.
 

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