Monday, December 12, 2011


Canon EOS Rebel XS, Canon 85mm 1.8 USM lens, ISO 100, f/14, 1/16 sec.
  A couple of weeks ago, as I arrived at work, the fog from a cool night was lifting. My first impression of the fog that morning was that it was extremely thick and absolutely covered everything. Not much for photography, so I just went into work as usual.
  About a half hour later, I was walking down the front stairs in the offices and looked outside and noticed the fog was hanging just at the top of the treeline.  This caught my attention and I immediately grabbed the gear and took off to get a few pics. I didn't even switch lenses from my 85mm prime due to time constraints.
  I actually shot 8 different shots for a panorama all across the lake.  When I stitched them together I thought it was too much.  I cropped the image to use only the mirrored trees on the right side of the image and their reflection with the fog lingering in the background.
  With the thick fog laying at the top of the treeline, the sky and it's reflection in the water was completely washed out. I really dug this effect and how it worked in the image.


  1. Wow Jerry, very nice! it has beauty, and an eerie feeling at the same time!

  2. Oh wow, LOVE this shot Jerry! Great drama here, and that reflection is truly most excellent!

  3. The fog really helps add to the depth and sense of scale, contrasting with the more detailed mid-ground.

  4. Fog is like bacon for photography IMO; it makes everything better.

  5. I really dig this image Jerry. It conveys a great deal of interest. I might suggest cloning out some of the little things in the water on the right side of the image to remove a bit of distraction.