Thursday, November 29, 2012

Morning Fog................

Tuesday morning began a little overcast, but with more sun than clouds. I was spending some time with my daughter before we had to leave for the airport, when I looked out the window and saw that Sacramento's glorious "tule" fog had descended out of nowhere and was blanketing the neighborhood with a quiet hush.

After looking out that first window, I moved to a different room and looked out another window. I started to say "I will be right back"........when my daughter, with a smile on her face, interrupted me to say, "I know, you are going to go take pictures".

I assured her I would only be gone a short time and grabbed my phone and jumped in the car. Yes - I only took my phone/camera. I knew it was going to be a quick "shoot" and I wanted to keep it simple.

For those of you playing around with your iPhone, here are a few details of what I did.

First of all, I shot with the 645Pro app. There are two main reasons for this. The first one is exposing for fog can be tricky and I wanted as much control as I could get. This app allow me to lock my exposure, something the native iPhone camera does not do.

The other reason (and the main reason I am using this app quite a bit), is I can shoot uncompressed tiff files with it.

Don't worry if none of this make sense. The bottom line was I had a great time. This fog leaves as quickly as it comes, so I was grateful I had time to take advantage of it.

I went to a local park knowing there would still be a little fall color and I was not disappointed.

©2012 Dianne PoinskiI cropped this to make it a panoramic. I did not shoot it this way.
I created the "glow" of this image and the next one, with the "Dynamic Light" app, using the "Orion"filter.  It can be a bit much, but I still love playing around with it.

©2012 Dianne Poinski

These next two images don't have has much color, but the mood is perfect....................

©2012 Dianne Poinski

©2012 Dianne Poinski

Soon the fog began to lift. The quiet of the morning gave way to commuters and dog walkers and I went home happy I had quite a few images that I couldn't wait to play with.

I was also grateful that my daughter, who knows me so well, not only accepts that I may disappear at a moment's notice to take a picture, but completely supports and encourages me to continue to do so........