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Post by Duck » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:15 pm

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Post by TomCofer » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:19 pm

Nice shots Duck.
All the white stuff is gone around here, but we've been getting our share of morning fog too.
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Post by Duck » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:22 pm

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Post by Duck » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:02 pm

As a photographer there are iconic images that stand out among all photographers as the wow shot. The kind of image that makes you say, "I wish I had taken that."
We all have them, several of them actually. For me, a foggy landscape is one of them. That fading of into the nothingness of white light in the distance.

However, it isn't as easy as it looks, All the elements needed to capture that kind of photo have to be in play; heavy fog, enough light to cut through that fog and, of course, a suitable landscape that looks good enveloped in fog. The latter isn't as easy to find, I found out. It's not like you can look at a scene in normal light and say, this would photograph well in fog. Then, when it is foggy, you can spend hours driving around trying to find that suitable landscape.

While the photos posted here are okay, I wouldn't label them as wow. Then again, it won't stop me from continuing my search.

Foggy weather tends to be wet weather. We all know that wet weather and camera gear don't really like each other. That means protecting your gear. Camera bags and rain covers are the go to gear but they can be cumbersome. Here is a shot of my set up. Yeah, it too is a bit cumbersome, but it keeps my gear dry while allowing me full access to the camera. The umbrella arm was purchased through eBay for about $20 US. A slight modification and I can attach it to my tripod. When I need to move I just shoulder the tripod and camera and start walking, keeping my head dry at the same time.

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Post by PeteD » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:18 am

Some very nice shots Duck. My faves are the bench and the umbrella

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Post by Duck » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:49 am

TomCofer wrote:Nice shots Duck.
All the white stuff is gone around here, but we've been getting our share of morning fog too.


Thanks Tom. We're more than ready to see this snow go for the season. While pretty to look at and photograph, I personally prefer the warmer weather. (...*)

PeteD wrote:Some very nice shots Duck. My faves are the bench and the umbrella


Thanks Pete. We are at the end of our winter season here and we received a lot more snow than we had in several years. I can only imagine how high the snow really was at the height of the season. As for the umbrella, I had grabbed my camera off the tripod to get that low angle shot of the ice. On my walk back I saw the umbrella and thought it looked rather sad by itself. I had to take a shot. ;)
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