Pierre Williot  

 Foggy morning in the woods. by Pierre Williot

June 2020 - Foggy morning in the woods.

June 2020 - Pierre Williot


About the Image(s)

Title: Foggy morning in the woods.

Equipment: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9, Leica Summilux 12mm, f/1.4, Tripod
Settings: ISO 200, 12 mm (24 mm full frame equivalent), f/13, Bracketed exposures at 1/8, 1/4, 0.5, 1 and 2 sec. Combination of images, minor adjustments in LightRoom.

I was walking in the very early hours of the morning in a nearby nature preserve. No winds and very foggy. Initial version in Color and then simple B/W conversion.
I liked the mysterious atmosphere that the fog created. I believe that the monochrome version provides a more eerie feel and the color version demonstrate the rich tones of the undergrowth.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
The leading lines in the image aid the mind's eye to fill in the depth information of this foggy scene and make the transition to B&W a successful one.   Posted: 06/09/2020 15:23:20

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Pierre,
This is another lesson learn to me. Photography is really a matter of taste. I prefer the original color. I wait for my friend Todd Paige to tweak some thing here. No doubt, this a nice composition for the mood. Nice shot Pierre.   Posted: 06/11/2020 04:30:25

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
As I study the original color image I hear the peepers but feel blocked by the three trunks on the ground and I don't discern a clear path to explore further into the scene. The new green growth is also extending out and blocking me.

In the B&W while I still don't see a clear pathway I don't feel as held back; it seems more atmospheric and open to wander.   Posted: 06/12/2020 17:15:34

San Yuan   San Yuan
Very moody and inviting image; as the title suggested. I modified the image a bit, just another interpretation from my POV. I cropped the foreground to bring viewer's attention to the moodiness of the fog which is the main subject. I dodged and burned the leaves to create a visual path or leading line. I increased the fog in the mid ground and brighten the top portion of the image/ sky.   Posted: 06/17/2020 00:49:41
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Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Thanks. I really like your touch ups.   Posted: 06/17/2020 04:15:57
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
I too enjoy your modifications.   Posted: 06/19/2020 20:05:50

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Thanks for all your constructive comments and touch-ups.   Posted: 06/19/2020 17:56:36

Todd Paige   Todd Paige
Hi Pierre,
You have captured a very compelling scene. When I initially looked at this I strongly preferred the color version but after looking at both for awhile and working with them in LR and PS I think that B&W is just as interesting. I have been trying to learn how to increase "luminosity and contrast" in my images (thanks to Alister Benn--and his U tube channel "Expressive Photography") So, I pumped up the color image using a duplicate image and multiply blend mode in PS and cropped so the dead tree hits the Right lower corner. I tried to increase the feeling of hazy with an Orton effect and increased hazy (with the Dehazy slider)in the top part of the image. B&W conversion done in PS. I hope you don't mind my experimentation.
  Posted: 06/24/2020 18:06:00
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Todd Paige   Todd Paige
Color   Posted: 06/24/2020 18:06:35
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Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Thanks Todd. I certainly do not mind tweaks and personal preference from anyone. I believe that we are all part of this group exactly for this. Everyone bring it's own preferences and I believe that we all learn from it.   Posted: 06/24/2020 18:29:33