Trey Foerster  

Fog Scape by Trey Foerster

July 2021 - Fog Scape

July 2021 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

Much to my surprise dense fog welcomed my morning and I had to speedily dress and get out as it was approaching 8 a.m.! This shot grabbed my attention with the dead branch hanging inside the arched tree and some wildflowers positioned in the foreground and slightly below the arch, creating a leading line for the eye. The slope of the hill is countered by the arching tree, the trunk of which is in the golden spiral, one the one-third line. DOF is created from foreground to the tree and then the fog shrouded background. Tech stuff: ISO 625, f/11, 1/320 sec., manual exposure, centered weighted average metering, 105mm focal length. Standard PS and LR processing. I used Topaz Studio presets to create more contrast and depth. Finally dodged and burned in PS.

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4 comments posted

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Trey, while fog usually helps to define the subject of an image, it can be tricky to work with. The AF focus systems in cameras can be "confused", the colors can become too muted, and the sense of depth flattened. However, you defeated these challenges to give us a very pleasing image.   Posted: 07/09/2021 15:48:21

John Kelly   John Kelly
Hi Trey,
Your photo has a certain bit of mystical sense to it. And makes you wonder what is in the fog. Your efforts to make the scene have those qualities are very good. I hope you will understand, but I would have to remove that dead branch from the photo. It's just a personal thing. Very nice photograph. Now I'm going to go watch one of my Sherlock Holmes movies which I love. They have a lot of fog.   Posted: 07/10/2021 21:55:05

Rich James   Rich James
Trey, I love "trying" to shoot in the fog. I'm just not very good at it. It's difficult! You've done a good job of capturing the feeling when fog is present. Mystical is a word that John used, and I agree. Somehow, though, the wide sweep of landscape makes my eye wonder all over. I'm wondering what it would look like in portrait mode focusing on just the bent tree? Maybe, worth a try. Thanks for the mist!   Posted: 07/11/2021 22:03:02
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Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Trey, capturing a fog scape is a challenge because it much depends on density fog and layers of fog and light. From your original image, I could see fog is in front of you and went through all the background until we could see anything else except fog gray color. On the post-processing image I see less fog and it was been totally de hazed/cleared from the front (wild flowers) to the arched tree and right and left tree at the same layer with it. I my thought, this image may loose the intention to show fog scape. The main layer of fog may be very small area of the picture. There is a dark area upper the left edge I would like to see it even. The processing job on the last layer was well done, and it shows the clearer border. Thank you, this image is for my humble thought. Best Regards,   Posted: 07/25/2021 21:27:58
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