Trey Foerster  

Highway 161 Autumn View by Trey Foerster

November 2023 - Highway 161 Autumn View

November 2023 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

On a misty October day, my lens captured the essence of rural autumn along Highway 161, leading to Iola, Wisconsin. Decades of traversing this road had never presented such a picturesque opportunity. The vibrant tapestry of autumnal hues painted the landscape, and the serenity was accentuated by the scarce passing vehicles. Opting for safety on the roadside, my telephoto lens skillfully compressed the scene, capturing the vivid colors against the backdrop of distant mist. This unplanned encounter, a symphony of nature and road, etched a unique chapter in my photographic journey. Tech stuff: f/14, 1/200 sec., ISO 800, 200mm focal length, pattern metering. Used PS, LR, Topaz Studio, Luminar NEO.

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4 comments posted

Brian Menzies   Brian Menzies
Nice composition Trey you saw it well. Its hard to tell when the maximum image is 1mb but the trees on both sides in the foreground look a little soft. Maybe some sharening would help? If the focus in these areas is not sharp you could consider a focus stack next time around. The distant mist gives an excellent feeling of depth.   Posted: 11/07/2023 02:22:12

Mark Fox   Mark Fox
Trey: You were in the right place at the right time. On. a sunny day the foliage colors might have been overpowering; as it is, your image is nicely balanced. I might suggest a little less compression in the foreground, as the nearest stretch of road appears unusually steep.

Mark   Posted: 11/22/2023 10:39:07

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Trey, the crop really increased the power of this image. Again, through your post processing skills you have made an ordinary image extraordinary   Posted: 11/22/2023 17:01:28

Quang Phan   Quang Phan

Hi Trey,

Great picture, and thanks for sharing. I appreciate the way you chose to crop the image. Using the 200mm lens to create more pronounced up and down slopes in the street is a clever choice.

In terms of post-processing, I noticed you added fog or mist and increased the saturation of the leaves. From my perspective, I might prefer it with less color to maintain a closer-to-nature look, perhaps just increasing the brightness in the foreground. Thanks again!

Best regards,   Posted: 11/28/2023 19:14:47