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    Autumnal Winter Morning

    Good Morning

    Following are two pictures I took of the antumnal misty morning sunshine near home in Lincolnshire UK.

    They are colour - no de-saturation, just cropping and a little sharpening.

    Autumnal Winter Morning

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    Autumnal Winter Morning

    Your C&C welcome, thanks.

    Rob

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    A lot of misty shots often don't look good due to the lack of contrast - but I think you've done a really good job of these. Well done

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Hi Colin

    Many thanks for your kind words.

    I tried to make a HDR image from the shots [same shot-different angle] but it looked no different to the original so gave up on it - must have a read up on HDR in the Tutorials, I've not done any before.

    When sharpening the images I tried oversharpening to see if I coould get anything the "glisten" rather unnaturally, but it was pretty flat - much like the day!

    I've just been looking around this site and see there is a new "technique" - Photography in Fog, Mist or Haze time for a read through me thinks. This site is amazing for the images hosted and the technical content

    Thanks again

    Rob

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    If you wanted to push some more contrast into the image, one thing worth trying is putting a lasso round different tonal areas and re-working them with levels or curves. For example, isolate the road and boost up the 'sparkle' on the cold, wet surface.
    Hope you don't mind this 32 second (Colin's got the trademark on 30s makeovers!)re-work:-
    Autumnal Winter Morning
    Although I prefer your version. Much more moody.

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Very nice pics.

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Hi Donald & Arith

    Thank you for your kind comments.

    Donald, thanks for taking the time to try and get that sparkle with your 32 second makeover . I'm not sure about the darkness at the foot of the tree,maybe just a little too solid for me, but does lift the road a little.

    I really must get to know PS better.

    Once again thanks for your kind comments and help - it's all appreciated.

    Regards

    Rob

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Very nice images.. I really like #2 best, looks very spooky.

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Question: does the lens fog up when shooting in the fog?

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Benboxer View Post
    Question: does the lens fog up when shooting in the fog?
    It depends on the temperature of the lens. Fog - almost by definition - means 100% humidity (ie "lots of moisture in the air") - if the lens is at the same temperature or a higher temperature than the surrounding air then condensation won't occur, but if the lens is colder then the moisture will condense onto the lens and things will "fog up".

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    It depends on the temperature of the lens. Fog - almost by definition - means 100% humidity (ie "lots of moisture in the air") - if the lens is at the same temperature or a higher temperature than the surrounding air then condensation won't occur, but if the lens is colder then the moisture will condense onto the lens and things will "fog up".

    Hope this helps
    Yes, i should have known that! Hopefully, in the event that I want to do some shots in the fog, I can leave my camera, outside, in my truck the night before!

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    Re: Autumnal Winter Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Benboxer View Post
    I can leave my camera, outside, in my truck the night before!
    Erm, isn't that the opposite to what you should do?

    If the lens won't condense if it is warmer than the fog, surely you should keep it warm (indoors) the night before.

    If the lens got really cold in the truck, when you bring it out into the fog, which may by then be a bit warmer, it will mist up.

    However, the problem may arise after the shoot when you go back into the warm with a cold lens.

    Or have I got it backwards?

    To give an example, if you visit the (heated) indoor municipal swimming pool in winter, wearing glasses, don't they mist up as soon as you step inside the door?

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 14th December 2009 at 07:25 PM.

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