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This was Mt. Cheaha this morning, 11-5-15. Socked in with fog.

This was Mt. Cheaha this morning, 11-5-15. Socked in with fog.
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carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo November 22, 2015
Well seen, altho ya can't see much else, anyway! Good, creative shot.
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KayBrewer December 23, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist win in the Signs contest!
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NatureLoverJJWal December 23, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
Tracker89
 
Tracker89 May 11, 2016
Very creative. I love this shot!
vertical_liquid
 
vertical_liquid September 10, 2016
This is more a mood than a photo, which is a compliment by the way. Who hasn't felt like this? Absolutely brilliant in it's simplicity.
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GeraintRowlandPhotography October 17, 2016
Moody

Behind The Lens

Location
This was one of a series of photos I took while on a recent vacation at Mt. Cheaha, Alabama. I had scheduled the vacation to get a chance to photograph the fall leave change. Unfortunately, it was foggy most of the time while on the top of the mountain.
Time
This photo was taken at about 730am. I had walked outside to see what the weather would be like for the day and found a foggy day. I was really disappointed since I was wanting to photograph the mountain in all it's fall color. I was going to wait to see if the sun would burn the fog off and then start taking photos. But the morning fog was intriguing.
Lighting
The light on the photo is all natural. The fog was rolling through the mountain top and the morning sun hadn't made an impact yet.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7200 with a 18-140mm lens, handheld.
Inspiration
I had really wanted to get photos of the fall leaves changing. But that morning, and most mornings on the mountain, it was very foggy. I had walked outside and looked around and became initially disappointed. But I found the fog to add a mystery to the mountain. After grabbing my gear and taking a walk I ran into another photographer who told me "it's not worth it today. It's way too foggy." I just looked at him and grinned and said "Well, it's time to get creative." I had booked this vacation months before. I wasn't about to lose a chance to spend a few days just taking photos. While standing around I noticed this sign leading to the top of the mountain. A few vehicles were pulling up to the sign and turning around since the fog was so thick. That was a perfect clue that this was a mystery. That the visitors had no idea if the road went up the mountain or down. No one could tell. All anyone saw was the road covered in fog and a one way sign.
Editing
I didn't have to use any post processing on this photo.
In my camera bag
I always carry my 18-140mm lens. That's a give me to carry as a walk around lens. I then carry a 35mm Nikon prime lens and a 300mm Tamron telephoto lens. I always keep a polarizer on each lens. I then have a variety of ND filters, a lens hood and cleaning equipment. Spare batteries and extra SD cards are a must. I keep a monopod attached to the outside of my backpack. I learned the hard way here on the Gulf Coast to keep a can of mosquito repellent and light rain gear handy. Some areas I've shot I've been covered by mosquitos and we frequently have rain showers pop up when the sky is clear.
Feedback
The best advice I can give is that no matter where you are or what you see there is a photo ready to be taken. With this shot, I was disappointed in the weather but determined to get some photos. I told myself there is always a photo to be taken no matter the situation. Even if I'm in a room I look around and tell myself that. After taking the initial photo I'll sit back and look around again. Because while I saw the initial photo I will then look at the setting from another angle. The sign and fog made a great photo. Yet after sitting there a few minutes I noticed a small yellow flower at the roadside. This became another shot. ALWAYS look around for more shots and angles. The barn in the landscape will look great, but so will the wheat field or a stem of wheat or the even the sky. Never get one tracked on a subject when a scene has so many more subjects to photograph.

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