Ed O’Rourke  

Morning Mist on the Siuslaw by Ed O’Rourke

October 2020 - Morning Mist on the Siuslaw

About the Image(s)

As fog and mist are a common occurrence here on the Oregon Coast I wanted to see if I could get a photo that expressed the sense of calm that it helps to create. So I went to our town's river front and this is what I came up with. It was taken early in the morning and the mist was just starting to burn off.

I used my Canon EOS R; RF 24-105 lens set at 24mm; Exposure 1/200; ISO 500; Aperature F1.3e+02 (not sure what that means yet, but I did move my exposure 2 stops above what the meter recommended).

Not a lot of post processing. I did crop, sharpen, increase the contrast and lower the brightness a bit which helps show all the lines for the masts.

5 comments posted

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Very well done Ed. Reminds me of early mornings on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. The reflections in the calm water are sharp and clear despite the slight ripples in the water.   Posted: 10/14/2020 12:03:11

Jeff Coyle   Jeff Coyle
Very nice. The mist really simplifies the photo.

I wonder if putting the water line right at the half-way mark of the photo, to show more of the reflections, might look good.

I'm intrigued by the part of the pier on the right side of the image (without any boats). It might be a great subject on your next foggy day.   Posted: 10/14/2020 12:16:22

Paul Smith   Paul Smith
I like images that include "fog...mist and fog". This is a good example. Lowering the brightness was a good idea. The word "mysterious" comes to mind. I'm glad you left just a touch color (blue) in your image. The blue drew my eye to the center of the image. This almost qualifies as a B/W entry...but not yet. Keep at it, and well done   Posted: 10/16/2020 14:13:41

Jean Wu   Jean Wu
Very nice image. Well done!!   Posted: 10/17/2020 10:01:59

Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Ed, great image. I think I'd like to see it in B/W (notwithstanding Paul Simon's observation). I really like the masts of the sailing vessels and the reflections but I find the motor launch incongruous. Perhaps consider cropping?   Posted: 10/19/2020 19:08:33


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