Arne Skinlo  

Autumn Colors by Arne Skinlo

November 2023 - Autumn Colors

November 2023 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

Autumn Colours

This image was captured about three weeks ago, near where I grew up in western Norway. The fog was about to vanish, so I had little time to find the right spot. The clouds constantly moved, so I got several shots with very different light. The post-processing is mainly done in Photoshop. Besides dodge and burn, I used Photo Filter and curves. Finally, I used Nik Collection Color Efex Pro. The idea was to create a painterly, national romantic look.

Camera: Fuji GFX 100S with GF 35-70mm lens at 37 mm
Settings: ISO 640, 1/125 sec, f/8

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7 comments posted

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I like how you used light and shadows to create a real sense of depth. Like Barbara on a similar fall scene, I like your choice of post processing techniques. To my eye, the fog looks a bit too warm and the trees in the bottom middle seem a bit of a barrier for my eye to enter the scene so I might have considered moving right or left to take the image. Nit picking though. It is a beautiful image that could be a wall hanger.   Posted: 11/15/2023 17:41:52

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
I love the color and the lighting in this image! I agree with Michael that the fog and mountains are a little to warm. I would probably tone the warmth on the whole image down a bit and then use a mask to mostly exclude the mountains and fog from it. That would create a contrast between the mountains and the valley which could work well with this image. Just a though.   Posted: 11/15/2023 17:57:54

Diane Ferdig   Diane Ferdig
Nice photo! I really like the fall colors and shadows you have in the lower part of the image. I understand you were going for a painterly/romantic feel but I agree with previous comments that the clouds are a bit too warm. I really love the fog and mountains in the original and would add vibrance, softness and a touch of warmth (but still keep a cool autumnal feeling) to the bottom half. Maybe try somewhere between the two for the fog and mountains… more on the cool side for autumn?   Posted: 11/18/2023 13:45:09

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Just checking to see if a message can be posted.
I've contacted Tom, the IT guy to see what can be done.   Posted: 11/19/2023 10:41:17

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Would you care to come to come to south Florida and make our trees look like autumn? I did a great job of changing the mostly green landscape into a autumn wonderland. The presence of the fog is an extra touch that adds a great deal to the mood of the image. I do like the bare branch trees in the foreground that sort of point into the frame. If your intent was to create a romantic mood then you certainly achieved your goal.This is one of the best images Ive this year of the fall colors.   Posted: 11/22/2023 15:32:15
Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Thank you for your comment, Larry. I would be happy to come to South Florida. If I can make your trees look like autumn remains to be seen.   Posted: 11/26/2023 01:16:52

Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
The snow capped mountains, a touch of fog, and the speckled light hitting the tree tops makes this a captivating scene but the post processing really makes this image pop. Well-done. As the others have mentioned, the fog is a bit warm, however it adds to the nice mood and atmospheric feel to the image so I think it works fine. For me, the leafless trees in the front of the image block my view a bit but otherwise this is a beautiful image.   Posted: 11/24/2023 19:47:45