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20 Comments |
brendanwilliams
 
brendanwilliams May 27, 2016
phenomenal work Michael
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 22, 2016
Thank you very much
JeanM
 
JeanM June 22, 2016
Gorgeous
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 22, 2016
Much appreciated
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana June 22, 2016
An amazing shot!
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 22, 2016
Much appreciated.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 22, 2016
Gorgeous! Congrats.
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 22, 2016
Thank you very much!
Anon_1234
 
Anon_1234 June 22, 2016
Beautiful!
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 22, 2016
Thank you very much!
TravelBugDove
 
TravelBugDove June 22, 2016
Congratulations! This is gorgeous!
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 22, 2016
Again, thank you, I really appreciate that.
nornots Ultimate
 
nornots June 23, 2016
Awesome
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 23, 2016
Much appreciated!
leticiacoimbra
 
leticiacoimbra June 23, 2016
Brilliant!
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 23, 2016
Thank you!!!!
sollajoh
 
sollajoh June 23, 2016
cool :)
paulericopal
 
paulericopal June 23, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
paulericopal
 
paulericopal June 23, 2016
Very nice,superb!!
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 23, 2016
Really appreciate that!
headstandphotography
 
headstandphotography June 23, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
headstandphotography
 
headstandphotography June 23, 2016
Such a bad ass shot! you are the best!!
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 24, 2016
Thank you very much!!!!
melvinwhitehead
 
melvinwhitehead June 23, 2016
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melvinwhitehead
 
melvinwhitehead June 23, 2016
I like it very munch Mel
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 24, 2016
I really appreciate that!!
ELIZABETHSPHOTOS PRO
 
ELIZABETHSPHOTOS June 25, 2016
Really nice, Michael.
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 28, 2016
Thank you very much!!!!
Witmar
 
Witmar June 29, 2016
fantastic picture
michaelhindman
michaelhindman June 30, 2016
I am running out of ways to say thank you to you!!! Much appreciated.
lord_spike_design
 
lord_spike_design May 23, 2018
Simply woooow :)
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IMIKEMEDIA July 29, 2018
Incredible
misterscott Platinum
 
misterscott July 29, 2018
Beautiful.
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this shot on the back side of Mount Tamalpais in the Marin Headlands outside of San Francisco. When the fog is the right height it rolls over one of the ridge line roads.

Time

This place is magical when everything clicks. This was taken during the spring months in the bay area when we get a nice mixture of clouds and fog. This shot was from sunset as the fog began to roll over the ridge.

Lighting

I like my photos to give the viewer this sense of, almost, suspended animation, where the image transports them to the place, in an almost surreal quality. So I like to look for the magic light that brings out the detail within a scene.

Equipment

Nikon D700 Nikon 24-70 Gitzo Mountaineering Tripod

Inspiration

I am relatively new to the Bay Area and had seen shots from Mount Tam before with beautiful fog. I wanted to try and find my own take on this beautiful place. I love to add that surreal quality to my photos and the motion of the clouds rolling over the hill side creates that wonderful effect.

Editing

I do basic color correction, sharpening as well as some dodging and burning to enhance elements of my images.

In my camera bag

My bag is pretty consistent from shoot to shoot. Gear wise I carry: Nikon D810 Nikon 14-24mm Nikon 24-70mm Nikon 70-200mm Leica MP-240 35mm Gitzo Mountaineering tripod with Gitzo head Really Right Stuff L-Bracket Novoflex pano leveler 4 Batteries Vu Filters Lee Filters Singh-Ray Filters Lee polarizer Extras: Headlamp Scuba booties Nano Puff Cliff Bar Water...which I always forget in the car. Camera rain jacket knife blower

Feedback

Sure, be patient and go a lot. This wasn't my first time fog chasing. This is something Bay Area photographers find themselves doing a lot in the summer as we can go weeks without clouds and lots of fog. Make sure that you have a neutral density filter on you. Sometimes, some of the the best light is while the sun is still up and in order to get that roll you will need to slow your shutter down. And finally, find a spot where where interesting objects can appear out of the fog. It can add a layer of mystery to your photos.

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