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Eerie Morning Fog

1-3 Early Morning Fog shots on my way to work. This is actually in color and not B&W.

1-3 Early Morning Fog shots on my way to work. This is actually in color and not B&W.
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digitalu March 23, 2014
I love the natural b&w... they are my favorite!
Beautiful shot!

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at a large Sport Park in Loveland, CO.
Early morning around 7 am during the winter.
I utlized the natural light with this shot as it peered through the fog, so it was great to have a natural diffuser.
Canon T3i, EFS18-55 mm. This was done without a tripod or flash. Only a UV filter was used.
The morning was bitterly cold during one of our cold snaps in Colorado. The air was so cold the fog was dense and I really liked the stone structure in the foreground as well. The sillouhette's of the trees struck me as sentinals in the park. The diffuse light from the fog was also another factor for taking this photo.
The only post-process done on this photo was a bit of cropping and framing. This was actually taken in color, but he scene was actually this gray.
In my camera bag
I carry a Tamarac pack so, I can carry quite a bit of equipment: Camera, lenses: EFS 18-55mm, 50mm, 75-300mm telephoto and then my large 170-500mm plus a macro lens. Various cleaning supplies, batteries and extra filters, something I strongly suggest carrying extras of.
Plan your shots. I state this from experience. Really know what you want to capture. Look, feel, and shoot. Don't just take the shot for the sake of taking pictures. With something like this I suggest the following: 1. Time of day. I love the early morning light as well as evening. 2. Choose a descent vantage point - Really lay out the photo in you mind. Look through the view finder, then look at the scene. Then look through the view-finder. (It's all about setup). 3. With this scene I used an ISO of 100 and closed the aperture to f/27. I wanted the dramatic effect of the morning and fog rather than have it completly diffused with a wide aperture. 4. You could also select a differnt filer (e.g., ND4,5,6 or even use a polarizing filter to get the same effects. 5. For shots like these protect your camera from the elements. Dress warm and shivering can cause camera shake.

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