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Autumn Mist



An autumn drive on a foggy morning in northern New Jersey

An autumn drive on a foggy morning in northern New Jersey
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21 Comments | Report
VTPhotographer2018
 
VTPhotographer2018 May 18, 2015
This is just gorgeous! Excellent job!!! Keep up the great work!
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Mike_M_Martin June 04, 2015
Thank you serrasfrancis. :)
Snowies
 
Snowies May 20, 2015
Oh I LOVE this :) Beautiful!
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Mike_M_Martin June 04, 2015
Thank you Snowies! :)
erangissis
 
erangissis May 20, 2015
Great atmosphere and colours. Lovely photo.
Brewmaster
 
Brewmaster May 20, 2015
One step over the line
So Fine
The Garden State: Here is Proof
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Mike_M_Martin June 03, 2015
Thanks Brewmaster
speedracer777
 
speedracer777 May 20, 2015
Absolutely beautiful shot !!
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Mike_M_Martin June 04, 2015
Thank you Speedracer777! :)
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 June 04, 2015
Love this! (:
wilmamichel
 
wilmamichel June 04, 2015
Highway adds a great contrast.
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More June 04, 2015
Stunning!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 05, 2015
Beautiful image. Nice work. - Jake
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset November 19, 2015
Oh pricelessssss... Beautiful find and well captured. Bravo!
gallmese
 
gallmese July 24, 2016
I wish it was autumn already!
Nature_Lust
 
Nature_Lust September 15, 2016
This just looks so surreal. I cannot tell wether this is fake or not. Amazing photograph Mike!
adambykowski
 
adambykowski September 26, 2016
Oooooh, that arch! Nice. What a scene!
Lughmani
 
Lughmani October 21, 2016
Love this road. Used to live there.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb November 06, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
dianefrancavillavele
 
dianefrancavillavele November 08, 2016
I enjoyed reading your details of this photo! Thank you for sharing!
traceygodby PRO
 
traceygodby November 21, 2016
Love the colors!
martinson-crusoe
 
martinson-crusoe December 26, 2016
Awesome colours and lights!
BexxPhotography
 
BexxPhotography July 07, 2017
Wow!
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Alwolfe September 13, 2017
Stunning shot!
salvatorepaesano
 
salvatorepaesano October 28, 2018
Great color!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photograph was taken in New Jersey, where I travel to all the time for work. Since I travel everywhere for my day job I've learned to always take my camera because I never want to miss a scene like this.
Time
It was early in the morning and it was overcast. I wasn't hopeful for a good shot because of the low clouds. I had driven down this road a few times over the month hoping to catch the colors at their peak. I was leaving town the next day so I had to make the most of the moment. The early morning fog ended up working in my favor and gave it a surreal look.
Lighting
This is all natural light obviously but due to the overcast conditions I had to be very careful with the exposure. In this case it was ISO400 f/9 1/60th. I was lucky I didn't get any camera shake.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon T2i and a Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM Lens. I shot it handheld ISO400 f/9 1/60th. I wanted the closed aperture to try to keep the image sharp for a landscape like this. I also didn't want to go too high with the ISO because I didn't want the noise. I was lucky at 1/60th that I kept the camera steady. I should have used a tripod but this wasn't possible as I was standing in the middle of a road and I wasn't sure when the next car would come from behind me.
Inspiration
The colors of Autumn in northern New Jersey are spectacular. Driving through small towns or even on the freeway the colors all around are just amazing. It was simply my goal to capture these spectacular colors before they were all gone for the season.
Editing
I use Lightroom 5. There were only some minor exposure adjustments, mainly the shadows were boosted to bring out some detail in the trunks of the trees and the road. The color temp and saturation is boosted slightly but I wanted to keep these scene as natural as possible. There were two road signs that I cloned out using Lightroom. It was the use of the Radial filter in Lightroom that really made this photo pop. The area at the end of the road high in the trees was selected and the exposure was increased in this area with an inverted mask. This enhanced the low clouds and gave the end of the road its surreal look.
In my camera bag
I shoot with a Canon T2i which I bought with the kit 18-55mm lens. I'm a big fan of prime lenses and I carry the Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM which was used for this photo, a Canon 85mm f/1.8, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and last I carry a Tamron 70-30mm VC USD which use for wildlife (mostly birds). All of this fits in a Tamrac sling bag which still has room for a speedlight in a pocket.
Feedback
Time of day is crucial for outdoor photography. Mornings and late afternoon, evenings are best for light. In this case, don't be discouraged by a foggy day when the sun isn't out. You've already traveled to the location make the most of it and shoot as much as possible. Shoot in RAW mode to maximize what you can do with that exposure later. As much time as you learn using your camera, learn to use a program light Lightroom.

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