Ron Spencer  

Misty Morning by Ron Spencer

August 2022 - Misty Morning

About the Image(s)

This is from a trip a couple of years ago. It's "Misty Morning in the Smokies"
Definitely seen best in a darker room.Interestingly, I noticed a photo of the same stream in the latest issue of the PSA journal. Pretty spot.
f / 13, 2 sec., ISO 64
OLympus OMD1 MK2 @40 mm, 12-40 zoom

8 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Nicely composed image Ron. I think slightly overexposed as the shine/glare(reflecting) above the falls and the water below are probably off the right side of the histogram. Do you have other images taken at the same time that might have less exposure? Photoshop and Lightroom have options for reducing the glare.
I've recently had very good success of using Photoshop auto Align and auto Blend when multiples images are selected to average out the exposure. The exposure on the rocks is excellent. The haze upstream is beautiful.
Bob   Posted: 08/06/2022 16:18:49
Ron Spencer
Thanks Bob,
Yes, it looks like those areas are overexposed. Unfortunately, I culled out images that I could have used to blend in. I did manage to diminish the exposure a bit in LR with a brush mask, and I got a bit of detail back. But when I tried too hard, color anomalies started popping up.   Posted: 08/06/2022 20:27:04
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
I understand Ron. Culled out many myself. With the new editing tools many and image can be made usable. Unfortunately we can't get back to these places and duplicate the shots. The brush edits you used did improve the image. Good job.   Posted: 08/06/2022 21:23:15

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
Beautiful job getting that lovely hazy water look. I'm not that bothered by over exposure here. Water in the sun looks bright. I tried burning the water a little and then brightening the top half of the picture a bit. Not sure if it's any bette.   Posted: 08/08/2022 14:32:18
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Ron Spencer
Thanks Karen. Glad you enjoyed.
Ron   Posted: 08/08/2022 21:49:07

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
WOW - love it. What a gorgeous scene and photograph. Love the misty feeling and the beautiful, mostly muted colours. Great water effect. I attempted to bring back a bit of detail in the blown out area - helped a bit. Also lightened the rocks a wee bit. Use a Dodge and Burn process taught by Blake Rudis that is very delicate and works well most of the time. Again, congrats.   Posted: 08/08/2022 20:53:05
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Ron Spencer
Thanks so much Gunter. Gotta check out the Blake Ruddis technique   Posted: 08/08/2022 21:52:56
Ron Spencer
Thanks so much Gunter. Gotta check out the Blake Ruddis technique   Posted: 08/08/2022 21:52:58


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