mariostomazou
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Empty shoes on a foggy early morning in a London's park

Empty shoes on a foggy early morning in a London's park
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Contest Finalist in Capture Stillness Photo Contest
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RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 28, 2018
Awesome
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe May 28, 2018
Great photo!
mariostomazou
mariostomazou June 14, 2018
thank you!
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 May 28, 2018
Very clever and creative work. Nice perspective.
mariostomazou
mariostomazou June 14, 2018
thank you speterson! glad you like it
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 29, 2018
Awesome shot, Congrats! 😊
mariostomazou
mariostomazou June 14, 2018
thanks a lot!
marclavertu
 
marclavertu June 10, 2018
Very nice shot!! Please submit to my challenge SHOE TELLING A STORY!!
mariostomazou
mariostomazou June 14, 2018
many thanks marc! have a good day!
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee June 13, 2018
Very creative.
mariostomazou
mariostomazou June 14, 2018
thank you sharilee! glad you like it
marieannestas
 
marieannestas October 05, 2018
A beauty!
neilwatts PRO+
 
neilwatts October 04, 2019
nice shot

Behind The Lens

Location
This was one of my first images when I started taking photography more seriously. It was a foggy Sunday morning in London so I just went out to my local park in Wood green to look for anything interesting I could shoot.
Time
It was about 8 am in the morning and I though to go for a few shots before the fog clears
Lighting
Due to the thick fog the light was quite uniform and soft so it was relatively easy to get a balanced exposure
Equipment
Shot with a Nikon D5000 with a kit lens (nikkor 18-55 vr) @ F/3.5. I placed the camera on ground. Shot 3 bracketed images -1,0,+1 EV for the HDR effect
Inspiration
I wasn't sure what I was looking for to shoot as this was during my early days in photography. I though it will be interesting to shoot something in the fog but apart from some isolated trees I couldn't find an interesting subject. Then I noticed that my shoes were fitting pretty well with the moody scenery so I took them off and went for this low vantage point composition. I really enjoyed the results!
Editing
With the fog most of the details were lost. I was going for more drama in the photo so I decided to try an HDR merge to pop out as much detail as I could. I used photomatix for the HDR merging and finished the image in lightroom using basic adjustments and sharpening
In my camera bag
I am currently using a Nikon D7200 as I got it at a bargain price and couldn't afford a full frame system. Lenses I always carry my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 DX II for ultra wide to wide angle shots, a Nikkor 35mm DX f1.8 G and 50mm f1.8 prime lenses for mid range and recently got a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2 for telephoto and compressed perspective shots. I also carry my Neewer Carbon Fiber 66" tripod, a Zomei 10-stop ND and CPL filters and a Cokin grad ND filter kit.
Feedback
Shooting in heavy fog is definitely easy to go for a clean and simple compositions without any unnecessary distractions. The light will also fall nicely on your subject creating very soft shadows like a huge soft box. Find a good subject as a focal point and then look for interesting angles. Keep experimenting as you can end up with a great shots from the simplest things like your shoes!

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