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    Church in the Fog

    How do you evaluate something you almost can't see?

    With exception of cleaning up JPEG artifacts and correcting skew, pretty much SOOC.

    Church in the Fog

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    I like the figure on the path. It makes the image for me by giving it a somewhat mysterious center of attention...

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Love these sort of shots.

    I think I might have wanted to crop it a lot tighter. The path does give a good line, but is that outweighed by the 'dead' space that is all the grass?

    Just to see what it looked like, I did this. Hope you don't mind. Maybe too much?

    Church in the Fog

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Frank this is very mysterious & interesting - I have no idea how to even start to expose for these conditions, but it is something that I admire greatly when I see it.

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Lovely shot.

    As Kay said in the last post - how do you expose for such conditions?

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    The figure on the path is my wife. We had just visited the the church in Iona, a Scottish Highlands village on the Cape Breton island of Nova Scotia.

    The picture was taken on Auto using ISO 100, 1/800 second at f8.

    The crop looks good, Donald. Although I haven't a clue what I'm doing with the following rendition, this one is just for you...

    Church in the Fog

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    A couple of people in this thread have wondered about managing exposure for scenes such as this. I would strongly recommend reading Sean's CiC tutorial 'Taking Photos in Fog, Mist or Haze'. I think it's one of the best lessons you'll get on the subject.

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Thanks Donald.

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Where is Nova Scotia; I think too much of a good thing and all that and apparently misty is better than misty. But I haven't done anything as good, it would take a lot to get me out in high humidity.

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    The picture was taken on Auto using ISO 100, 1/800 second at f8.
    I like the photograph in your first post here Frank, and it looks as though your camera did a good job on Auto. I think that the foreground (driveway and grass, etc.) is an important feature of the image, and I would be interested to see even more - it adds to the depth, as your eyes follow along the drive from the relative clarity nearby into the ever-increasing mistiness and mystery.

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    The picture was taken on Auto using ISO 100, 1/800 second at f8.
    You know what? Each time I have let my camera go auto or P, it has consistently out-done my settings on M or AV!!!

    On and off have come across blogs of well known photographers and see some use P all the time.

    Technology has advanced so much in the last couple of years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    You know what? Each time I have let my camera go auto or P, it has consistently out-done my settings on M or AV!!!
    But is it as much fun, or as satisfying?

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Very true. P or A is much less fun.

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    How do you evaluate something you almost can't see?

    With exception of cleaning up JPEG artifacts and correcting skew, pretty much SOOC.

    Church in the Fog


    I like this a lot how it is. Something mysterious and spooky. Bet you couldn't get it like that if you tried lol

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Love the original shot rather than any of the other versions. The texture of the forefround frames the leading line of the path. Absolutely love the low contrast scene, so mysterious, calm, serene. It gives me the feeling of the quiet you experience in heavy fog. What a cross over, from hearing to sight.
    If I had to find something to improve (difficult), I would have the figure slightly larger. Easier for me to see, and respond to, in the composition. Of course, a larger image would also provide that, so I should get a larger screen instead .
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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Where is Nova Scotia
    Hi Steve. Fair question. Nova Scotia (New Scotland) is one of the Eastern maritime provinces of Canada. The church is located in the village of Iona in a part of Nova Scotia known as Cape Breton Island, about 25% of Nova Scotia peninsula on the North-East end of the province. To put it another way, Nova Scotia it is about 700 nautical miles East of where the Titanic sunk. About 150 of the Titanic victims are buried in Halifax, NS.

    Here is another SOOC shot of the church taken that day:

    Church in the Fog
    Last edited by FrankMi; 23rd December 2011 at 01:07 PM.

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Great shots Frank...

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    Re: Church in the Fog

    Nice. Majestic.
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