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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.

  • #2
    Re: Mist and fog

    Can we see one of your shots?

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    • #3
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      Thanks Ian

      Heres one of the images I was hoping to rescue


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      • #4
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        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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        • #5
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          I only have access to Elements 7.

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          • #6
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            Do you have a RAW file version of the image or just JPEG?

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            • #7
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              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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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Ian View Post
                Do you have a RAW file version of the image or just JPEG?

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

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                • #9
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                  "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.
                  Keith

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                  • #10
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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.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Jane Doe View Post
                      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.

                      Patrick

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                      • #12
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                        A very quick attempt in Elements to keep the foggy look.

                        Regards Paul.
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                        • #13
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                          "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

                          Keith

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