Trey Foerster  

Lake Iola Fog by Trey Foerster

May 2020 - Lake Iola Fog

May 2020 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

A heavy April fog settles over Lake Iola in Wisconsin creating a splendid opportunity to capture a black-and-white rendition of the natural occurrence while a placid lake surface reflects the island's trees. The image was shot with ISO 252, f/11, -1 step exposure, 1/500 sec., pattern metering, 42mm length. In PS I chose the camera’s matching profiles for b&w then played with the global adjustments. In LR, I created various gradient filters to enhance brights, whites, and exposure and also softened the foreground water. Next I used TopazStudio presets for fog, monochrome presets in Studio, and a b&w present in Documentary under Clarity. I put it back into LR for vignette and other minor adjustments. Finally, in PS I burned the corners and edges. It has been a long time since I concentrated on b&w from the newspaper career and it was nice to get back int it once again.

5 comments posted

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Wow! I really like this image. To my eye the contrasting Blacks and Whites really make this image jump off of the page. To me the way you have presented the reflection in the water adds to the quality of the image.

For me this is way outside my area of expertise. I really tried to absorb your instructions but so much is new to me. I was wondering of you would be willing to do a call at some point and explain this to me in some greater detail.

I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 05/04/2020 15:49:30

Scott Messer   Scott Messer
This is a very nice image. You did an amazing amount of work in post processing and the result is well worth the effort. I think that b&w photography tends to get overlooked a bit these days so I'm glad to see this one turn out so well.   Posted: 05/06/2020 10:15:15

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Great work Trey. It is amazing what you did in post processing to transform the murky original image into the high tone-value black & white final image. I especially like the way you brought out the reflection of the trees in the placid lake. Using a vignette was a wise decision, it directs the eye into the center of the image.   Posted: 05/08/2020 18:04:24

Gary La Musga
Great work! I think you did a wonderful post editing! i have Topaz and will have to look at what you did and apply to some of my photos to see the effect. I really love how you brought out the reflection of the trees, really enhances the picture. Nice work   Posted: 05/08/2020 21:43:21

Rajani Ramanathan   Rajani Ramanathan
Love the image and post processing Trey. I personally also like the original where the atmosphere created by the fog is great. Wonder if you can bring some of that fog back for the ambience while retaining the clarity of the post edits?   Posted: 05/14/2020 17:45:00


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