10.11.2020 From intense to mellow

Shortly after shooting the intensity of the backlit fog I left the lookout to see what was happening along Route 122.  There is a view of a flow control road, Regulating Dam Road, from the highway (just a little 2 laner) that I have photographed a few times for both the foliage and  a bare tree. I knew it would be foggy and thought an image would be available.

The fog was not too thick but enough so to occasionally hide the trees from view and then as it got thinner various spots would be revealed.  This is the one I chose as the better of the bunch.

Dehaze was my friend here and helped get a bit more color to reveal itself.  Just a gentle touch of it as I didn’t want to lose too much of the wisps floating by. As the sun rose above the trees to the left I expected the fog to dissipate but it persisted for longer than I remained watching.


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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25 Responses to 10.11.2020 From intense to mellow

  1. krikitarts says:

    I really miss autumn fog opportunities, and this is a great reminder. And, yes, dehaze is a very useful tool.

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    • I was thrilled to have these conditions and even more so when I saw this on my display in Lightroom.
      Funny thing about Dehaze and other tools. I was watching a video with Charlie Cramer and noted his mention of using such tools to enhance an image. And, of course, there is all the darkroom wizardry of Ansel Adams to make Photoshopping not such a nasty term. 🙂

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  2. It’s good that you and the fog both persisted.

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  3. melissabluefineart says:

    Mmmmmm, eye candy!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Very pretty. Fog-watching can be mesmerizing.

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  5. Great image Steve! Love the Foggy Colors!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    You’ve captured a nice, anticipatory mood here, Steve. Lovely autumn!

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  7. tomwhelan says:

    The foilage colors are a warm contrast to the fog – atmospheric and pretty.

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  8. Wonderful mood capture here, Steve. I really like those autumn colours poking through the swirling fog.

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    Environments like this are great, with the mist and light constantly shifting and moving. Beautiful job creating some really nice photos from it.

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  10. cheriewhite says:

    Beautiful Autumn image! The fog makes it that much better! 🙂

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    A beautiful scene, Steve. Warm colors in the trees and coolness on the water. Dehaze is a great tool, as long as it’s used, as you said, judiciously. Sometimes sliding it the other way is just what part of an image needs too, for a softening effect. The road name makes me chuckle – let’s just tell it like it is!

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    • Well, it could be Damn Regulating Road. 🙂 I found the whole experience relaxing, as much as possible while trying to be sure not to risk missing the critical moment, and enjoyable. Seeing the final image was very satisfying too.

      I’ve used the reverse DeHaze and reverse Clarity to adjust fog or soften a floral image in the past. Again, a judicious touch is key.

      Thanks, Lynn.

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  12. Stunning!!! A favorite … I love it!

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