Trey Foerster  

Skunk-Foster December Fog by Trey Foerster

January 2022 - Skunk-Foster December Fog

January 2022 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

A rare, dense December fog was created by abnormally high temps and created a challenging day for woodland photography. I spent about 2 hours in the Skunk-Foster State Natural Area before I saw this opportunity. The scene is on the edge of a cleared-out area and presented a graceful flow between a sapling tree which hasn't discarded its leaves and a taller barren tree in the midground with a nice fog shrouded woodland edge as background. All-in-all a nice image of fog and trees. Tech data: ISO 100, f/11, 1/15 sec, manual exposure, center weighted average metering, 40mm focal length, 1 of 3 bracketed shots merged in Aurora HDR. Standard processing in PS ad LR, then into TopazStudio, then into PS for some dodging and burning.

2 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A great image Trey, that would make a very strong print. A 2 hour walk in the fog does produce results. When looking at your original capture, your decision to remove that small branch top center and that line (branch?) exiting the frame 1/3 up on the right are good. They are not essential elements in the image and their removal does not detract from the final image. Your processing to bring out the colours and details nearby growth is also very strong.
Very well done Trey. Congratulations.   Posted: 01/16/2022 04:42:20

Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
At first glance the changes seemed so subtle but upon closer inspection of both images the changes you made are quite apparent. Taking bracketed images and processing in Aurora, I can see how it affected the subtle colors in the leaves of the tree and the bushes in the foreground from the original image. I also like the placement of the foreground tree with the leaves as it bends gracefully to the right into the barren tree. Well seen Trey.   Posted: 01/18/2022 18:36:01


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