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A misty morning 2

By Footski
I got up one morning in the summer to find that a sea mist had rolled in, covering all the lowland. I took this shot from my garden, looking towards the sea. Shot in RAW, resting on the fence, and minimal pp done.
Following advise here on the original, I have given it another go.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 9:27AM
nice scene almost like a tuscan hill town. i live in the derbyshire peak district and we get similar conditions or inversions in our case.

because there is little detail in the areas of mist its good that some areas are defined and have interest like the white houses on the left. that balances nicely with the emerging hill on the right but i think id be tempted to crop just inside the mast as i feel its too sketchy to be interesting and just pulls the eye. possibly a little crop on the left side too.

im guesssing the sky was devoid of much colour at the time but even though the majority of the rest of scene is approaching 18% grey, the average metering has resulted in the sky bleaching out a bit too much and a nd grad at the time of taking would have been beneficial.

its better for me at least that the original cropped to reduce the foreground intrusions.

sometimes a little hdr done really gently can bring out some detail in the mist, even spiltting the raw into a couple of different exposures is enough.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2403 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 10:43AM
I live above the Tyne Valley and often wake up to this, I think the technical term is temperature inversion - when the air temperature lower down is actually lower than in the atmosphere above. There's an explanation here.

I went back to look at your original, I like what you have done here. The added brightness works, that's what I see here. Contrasting with what we know it's like lower down below the cloud level. As Phil says the detail of the white houses is important, it means there is something on the island that we can relate immediately to.

This is already a severe crop, I would like to crop even further, to concentrate on the spatial relationship between the two fingers of land reaching out towards each other. That seems to me to be the story. The land on the left dilutes that effect for me.

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paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 7:52AM
Effective but rather contrasty for a misty scene. Easy to go the other way and get it flat, but needs a bit less. Would crop to letterbox, top and bottom.


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