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Mist and fog

We spent a few days in the Lake District over the school holidays, and one day was foggy in the morning, giving the lake a very eerie look. I took about 15 shots which looked ok on the preview screen, but when I got home and looked, they all looked massively over-exposed.

How do you get decent photos of mist/fog, and how do you rescue the ones you have taken? (jpg only images )

Many thanks for any advice/guidance.
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Re: Mist and fog

Can we see one of your shots?

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Re: Mist and fog

Thanks Ian

Heres one of the images I was hoping to rescue


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Re: Mist and fog

OK, I can think of a few things I would do in Lightroom - increase the black level, contrast and experiment with Clarity. I think a mono conversion would work well too.

Which software do you use for image processing?

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Re: Mist and fog

I only have access to Elements 7.
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Re: Mist and fog

Do you have a RAW file version of the image or just JPEG?

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Re: Mist and fog

I hope you don't mind me altering your image.
As Ian told - add a bit underexposure; increase shadows, darks and clarity; decrease a lights and saturation. Maybe added a bit too much clarity and darks but I just did it really fast. It would probably do even better with area specific modifications plus some time and extra effort.

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Re: Mist and fog

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Do you have a RAW file version of the image or just JPEG?

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No unfortunately not. I'm just starting to get back into photography again and havent done any RAW files yet.
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Re: Mist and fog

"Maybe added a bit too much clarity and darks but I just did it really fast."...

Thought that all the fog above the trees looked just like burnt out sky - without any misty features to tell us it was fog.
Yes it does look a bit too dark for a foggy day for me so lightened it and cropped the top off.

Just my take on it if you don't mind.
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Re: Mist and fog

hmmm... thanks both of you for showing what could be achieved... time to revisit and see what I can do with the image.
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Re: Mist and fog

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hmmm... thanks both of you for showing what could be achieved... time to revisit and see what I can do with the image.
Shoot in RAW and you could do even more, remember JPG throws a great deal of information away that cannot be retrieved.

Both Keith & Throt have done very well to get out of the picture what they have, particularly as its a reduced version for posting.

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Re: Mist and fog

A very quick attempt in Elements to keep the foggy look.

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Re: Mist and fog

"A very quick attempt in Elements to keep the foggy look.".....having the skill to work the software is always a bonus...nice one Paul

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