Don Hill  

Yolo Fog by Don Hill

May 2022 - Yolo Fog

May 2022 - Don Hill


About the Image(s)

Hey everyone, this is my third week of one-handed editing (my left) since shoulder surgery.

Last month I submitted an image taken in an area near my house where rice is grown. This month, back by popular demand, is a shot I took in the same area, early on a foggy, winter morning. I wanted the image to look sort of mystical, so I punched up the colors. I liked the layers of different colors. The image was taken with my Nikon with a 28mm lens, ISO 360, exposure F6.3 at 1/125s. I just put it in Adobe Camera Raw and cropped and worked the sliders.

6 comments posted

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
A nice area well worth your revisit. This is a very attractive rendition, the colours are a bit "strong" - perhaps slightly tone down the bright greens in the foreground but the lift in colours overall is good.
Club judges seem to dislike the horizon running through the centre of the picture. I don't think this matters and there isn't much you could do about this here anyway.
I would suggest cloning out the stems on the left and right which are going out of shot i.e. touch the edge of the frame in the sky area.   Posted: 05/06/2022 05:22:41

Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Andrew, good point about the need for cloning out the stems on the sides. I think I forget to take that one last look before I pronouce an image ready for flight.   Posted: 05/06/2022 11:15:43

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Don, This is a great image. I think I would desaturate the greens though as the other colours work so well together and then the green is rather strong in comparison. I've always wanted to try one of those hazy images where the lines of colour blend into each other and I'd be interested to know if that could be done with this image. A simple, but very effective shot!   Posted: 05/14/2022 20:38:05

Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Julie and Andrew. Thank you for your comments. It looks like I mistook over saturated colors for a "mystic mood". After consideration I agreed, so I backed off on the green and cropped so that the horizon is not in the center of the image. I also cloned out some of the twigs that were coming out of nowhere. I now have a new checklist from a class I took to make sure I don't miss this stuff again. Your comments made me go back and re-educate myself on what to look for before posting an image. In a matter of a couple of a week, I feel like I have improved and I hope I will not make these types of misjudgments again. Thanks.   Posted: 05/16/2022 02:32:27
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Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
I just want to walk through the vertical branches into the mystical land beyond. I like the feeling this image gives me. I hope this is on a wall!!!   Posted: 05/17/2022 14:40:00

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
The previous comments about the yellow and green were very good. I do struggle with foggy shots. Most judges do tell you to saturate the colors and dehaze the photo. Seems kinda crazy to me, but I do really like what you ended up with.   Posted: 05/23/2022 09:30:48


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