01.05.2020 Mill Valley Road in a Winter’s Fog

Foggy misty Saturday riding around Hadley looking for trees. I’d been waiting for a nice fog to photograph these trees next to a dairy farm.

Another time trying out the TG-6. Just a slight touch of Orton.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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29 Responses to 01.05.2020 Mill Valley Road in a Winter’s Fog

    • Yes.Most of this is fog but I wanted to soften the contrast of the nearest tree just a touch. Probably not much of a noticeable difference. I’ve only used the Orton Effect a handful of times. This was one of the tools contained in Tony Kuyper’s actions.


  1. Interesting Orton Effect! I have used this effect here or there but never knew it had a name!

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    I like how you placed the trees vanishing into the distance to emphasize the effect of the fog. Really lovely.

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  3. Orton on fog is like fog on fog. It’s very nice. Quiet. Relaxing to look at.

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  4. I use sort of a sneaky Orton on some of my shots. It’s there, but I bet you can’t find it.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    What completes this image for me are those wet lines in the soil running under the trees. Wonderful, Steve. I use Lightroom, not Photoshop, and I think Tony Kuyper’s actions are a Photoshop thing. It seems to me that his Orton effect is similar to playing with the clarity and texture sliders in Lr, but with more subtlety because of the glow. In any case, you used just the right amount. 🙂

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    • Those wet lines are a road that follows the tree line off to more trees. I have meant to ask the property owners whose farm stand I frequent for permission to walk there. I’d love to do that during a snowfall.
      Yes, TK’s actions are for Photoshop. But the Orton effect can be done manually. I’ve purchased a set of adjustment brushes from a guy I follow on YouTube. He has this video about using the Orton Effect in Lightroom.


      • bluebrightly says:

        Yes, a walk along that road could be good – maybe in a number of different situations!
        I did a quick, brief look around at other videos and written instructions yesterday but didn’t see this one, which may be better. It should be fun to play with. For the right photo, these effects, when used judiciously (I know you’re with me on that one!) can give an image just a little extra oomph. It just struck me that you’re talking about brushes and tubes…a media crossover. 😉

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      • When I first started with Photoshop I did what I think most do in the beginning and overdid everything. While you are in the middle of processing it is pretty easy to lose your way until checking out the “finished” product and realizing it’s hideous. 🙂 A gentle hand is much better.

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  6. Maddy says:

    So beautiful, love this!

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  7. Wonderful foggy image! I do miss the fog … we don’t get much here in Western Colorado.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    It’s been interesting to read about all the techniques you and others utilize with your photos, even though I have no idea what you’re talking about. The discussions on the photo blogs I regularly visit have become more technical, and sometimes I find my initial response to the photo changed by the comments that follow. Maybe I need to stop reading the comments — or finally give in to that years-old resolution to learn Lightroom or Photoshop or both!

    I did learn something from your comment about using the TG6. It can shoot 20 fps, while my Canon only shoots 5 fps. I think I know now why some of the bird photographers have cameras that sound like they do — they’re probably shooting a gazillion frames per second!


    • I had LIghtroom on my desktop for a couple of years before succumbing to learning to use it. And as it keeps getting updated more features get added. Many don’t use Photoshop at all but the two together allow for a some pretty precise work with various parts of your images. I have no doubt that should you give in you will become proficient fairly quickly judging from how you have become such a good photographer in a relatively short time. And you know you can ask any of the photography blogs you follow questions and, I hope, get respectful and helpful answers.

      My Canon 5D Mark II only shoots about 4 fps. If I think I will be shooting active animals I sometimes use the old 40D which offers more speed and a crop factor to appear to draw a bit closer. I don’t know whether i will be in a situation to use 20 fps but it’s nice to know it’s there. And yes, that rat-a-tat-tat you here that reminds you of a machine gun at a shooting range is huge numbers of exposures. A great advantage over the old days with hand advanced film cameras.


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