Blackwater NWR – Trees In Light Fog

On one of our trips to the Blackwater NWR, there was a light fog at the Refuge when we arrived. Along the Wildlife Drive in the wooded area, I thought the fog looked interesting. It seemed to make the trees near to us stand out more against the hazy softer trees in the distance. I was using a 24-105mm lens @ 90mm to concentrate on the closer trees near the Wildlife Drive, adding depth to the image.





Great Blue Heron In The Fog

Early in the morning we arrived at Blackwater NWR and the fog was quite heavy. We thought it was going to burn off in an hour or so, according to the weather reports. I found this Great Blue Heron at the beginning of the Wildlife Drive and thought it was interesting. I increased the contrast and saturation in Adobe Camera Raw so you could at least see the Heron, but still have the feel of it being in fog. In “real life” the fog was so heavy you could hardly see the Heron. It was a “flat” gray with hardly any color, just gray. I also continued along the Wildlife Drive shooting different landscapes and “still life” detail images which I still have to get to.

Foggy Sunrise

A week ago, the sun was coming up on a foggy morning. At first it looked a little bland, then the color started to show through. The sun was glowing a warmer yellow in the fog making for an interesting spot of color in an otherwise B&W looking image. I used a Canon EOS 1D MkIV with a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DO IS lens @ 150mm, f/8, 1/2500 sec , ISO 1250, aperture priority, -0.67 exposure compensation.

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