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Monday, October 28, 2013

morning fog





The drive to town on Wednesday morning was one of those beautiful foggy ones with the sun shining through in some spots and pea soup fog in others.  You can see the last of the gold colour left on the trees.  I was heading down there where the fog is in the above photo.

Even though I had an appointment in town I brought my camera with me and stopped by the road along the flats near the river to take a few photos.


I like this one with the fog behind the trees along the river and also rising off the field in the foreground.  No editing here.
I decided to edit the photo to bring out more detail.

This is using HDR in Picasa.
It makes the trees sharper and more defined as well as the grass in the field.

This photo was taken in the same spot but a bit to the left.  I caught the sun and some blue sky this time.

The HDR edit that brings a bit of sharp detail out.

Which do you prefer?
I like them both but I think the softer original photos are prettiest.
It's fun to play around with editing sometimes.

Do you carry your camera with you 'just in case' you see something to take a photo of?  If I don't have my camera I use my cell phone.
Have camera will travel.  :)

I hope you all had a great weekend and I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

Blessings,

Pamela





25 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Don't you just love that morning fog...as long as it burns off before you have to drive anywhere. We have a creek just south of our house and often have that thick roll of fog above the creek in the mornings. I love it!

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  2. Beautiful misty morning shots....you always capture great landscapes Pamela.
    I'm loving the editing too - just enough to define the lovely clouds. The first photo is gorgeous with the fog in the valley - is the river down there? The gold in the trees and fields so Autumnal - you live in such a spectacular area.

    Have a great week dear - Mary X

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  3. I love the softness of the originals.....and yes, I carry my camera with me every where I go! We have the fog on the mountains this morning. It looks like it is 'lifting' in some of your pics. Very neat! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  4. Oh, beautiful in everyway! I remember the banks of fog rolling in from the snake river along the South side of the farm and they always seemed magical to me. Seems as though you live in a picture perfect setting-
    Jemma

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  5. Very nice fog photos. Yes, I do tend to take my camera...just in case. ;)

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  6. I just about always have a camera with me. You never know what you might see! I love your foggy photos. The original soft photos are very pretty, but I also like to use filters to define details. So for me, both versions are very nice.

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  7. I like that collage header and your morning fog pics - I love messing about with my camera - swapping lenses and comparing shots - autumn colours are beginning to come through in the UK - so out with the canera - have a ood week Jane UK

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  8. Thank you for sharing what you did in the editing...sometimes, I prefer the softer effects, but I also appreciated the clarity. I have started practicing for the textures and layers photo challenge. Oh my...it's not going so well.

    Love how you've also shown the fog below. I'd have been tempted to stay home above the mists. (Living near the river, I'm usually in the fog.)

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  9. smart phone comes n handy if camera is not available. ( ;

    enjoy the fog.

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  10. I like the edited and un-edited both too. Sometimes my photos are pure rot and using the editing helps a bunch!
    I often forget my camera and of course that is the time I see a Moose on the side of the roador something else I feel is blog-worthy.
    I'm trying to get better at remembering...
    Happy Monday-Pamela

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  11. I like the HDR effect when things need a little more definition but I usually like the softer photo for sure. We finally are out of our foggy pattern here in the PNW. I'm doing a happy dance! I always have my small camera in my purse. So...if my purse is with me, my camera is with me. :)

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  12. Both sets of pictures are great, but if I had to choose it would be the unedited for me, they look a bit more real somehow. I always stick my camera in my bag when I go out, just in case. xx

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  13. Love that first photo with the thick rope of fog -- very keeping with the season. :)

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  14. I love all your photos , but the unedited ones they are wonderful ! I try to take my camera with me everywhere I go . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  15. Once in a while I use the HDR but not often.

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  16. I love the first one with no editing as you can really see the fog. But editing does make the trees stand out more and those photos are great too.

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  17. Lovely photos - I tend to like the originals best - but sometimes a bit of tweaking does bring out details that are wonderful. I carry two cameras - at all times - plus my cell phone. When we get in the car just to go to the grocery store I have my tripod, camera case and two cameras. It is almost like having a baby and taking all the stuff along that goes with that. But my cameras are less snuggly than a baby.

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  18. Gorgeous photos! I think I prefer the unedited ones in this series. As for carrying around a camera, yes, I am guilty and everyone laughs at me when I get my big camera out of my handbag! You never know what you will see each day. Have a wonderful week xx

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  19. I think I like the softer photo version Pam and love that line of hovering fog in the first photo. I always have my point and shoot but really should carry my large camera with me more often.
    Judith

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  20. Oh, I really love that second photo. That is especially stunning! For fog photos, I prefer the softer ones. That HDR editor seems to over-sharpens the pixels, giving it the illusion of more details. Some contrast can help pump up fog shots, but even that has to be done judiciously. (Keep in mind that your camera does do some editing if you are creating jpeg files.)

    I don't carry around my big cameras with me unless I am going out on a photo shoot. I have carried my little point and shoot in the past, but I really don't like the quality of the photos at all. So now it stays home.

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  21. Pamela - What beautiful photos!! Love that fog! I am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  22. I like it when you get bands of fog, like in the first pic.
    You have me sitting here in a dilemma! I can't decide which pictures I like best, lol. I do like the soft blurriness of the original pictures, but then I also like seeing the trees sharpened! The edited pictures make me think of frost.

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  23. These are gorgeous! I, too, really like the originals. The first photo is my favorite! Awesome scene!

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  24. Yes, I often have camera, will travel! I have enjoyed a quiet evening of playing catch-up with your blog.
    I absolutely love all the photos you share, your commentary, your interest in nature, beauty,in your surroundings, making your house a pretty home with all your decor, your connection with your readers, your conversational style etc. It has been a joy and delight! Your blog header is also beautiful....I wouldn't change the style one bit. Thank you for sharing so generously with your readers!
    Blessings,
    Joanne

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