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ONE FOGGY MORNING IN NOVEMBER

As a rookie photographer, I used to believe that one could only take pictures in idea conditions and preferably under a cloudless blue sky; no doubt I was negatively influenced at the time by those ghastly colour picture postcards from the 60’s and 70’s which typically represented Scottish scenes under a Mediterranean-style blue sky, which we all know to be false. It was some time before I realised that less than idea conditions often benefited rather than detracted from a landscape subject. And so to autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness or in this case fog!

Photography in fog (or the like) can add a mysterious and atmospheric feel to images. Fog emphasises shape, that is, the two-dimensional outline of objects in a scene while diminishing their texture and contrast. Here are my favourite pictures taken one fine, foggy morning in November while walking the Oak Walk on the outskirts of Auchterarder; the monochrome images at the end of the post were shot in the town’s public park. I love how more distant objects in a scene diminish in a recession of tones.

bales in fog | Auchterarder | Perthshire

bales in fog | Auchterarder | Perthshire

1/10 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 200mm

 

bales in fog | Auchterarder | Perthshire

bales in fog | Auchterarder | Perthshire

1/10 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 200mm

 

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

1.3 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 98mm

 

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

1.6 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens

 

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

1.3 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens

 

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

foggy Oak Walk | Auchterarder | Perthshire

2 sec @ f/22  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 130mm

 

foggy morning | Auchterarder| Perthshire

foggy morning | Auchterarder| Perthshire

1/200 sec @ f/8  ISO 400  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 105mm

 

foggy morning | Auchterarder| Perthshire

foggy morning | Auchterarder| Perthshire

1/125 sec @ f/8  ISO 400  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 200mm

 

foggy morning | Auchterarder| Perthshire

foggy morning | Auchterarder| Perthshire

1/160 sec @ f/8  ISO 400  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 140mm

 

  • Tom - I love a good bit of mist! Particularly in the woods like your lovely images. But what do you mean about Scotland and Mediterranean sky? I did a week in the Hebrides, hoping for stormy dramatic awesome weather, and ONLY got Mediterranean blue skies! Typical!25/11/2015 – 9:26 amReplyCancel

    • admin - A week of Mediterranean blue sky over the Hebrides; that sounds really awful Tom and amazingly bad luck!
      Conversely, our recent workshop in the Lake District was dogged by incessant, heavy rain; the only exception being the morning of our visit to Hodge Close Quarry when we would have appreciated some rain to give sparkle to the otherwise “lifeless” slate. As my wife would say, “you photographers are never happy”.26/11/2015 – 5:49 pmReplyCancel

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