Foggy morning by the lake

Foggy Morning

Although fog is one of my favorite weather conditions for photography, I find it extremely difficult to successfully post-process a picture taken in thick fog. The light is flat, homogenous, the contrast is low, and conveying a tri-dimensional perspective can be very challenging.  But since I find the misty, damp, surreal, dream-like atmosphere that fog creates to be very pleasant, I keep coming back for one more challenge. Last Sunday, the fog covered the park for quite some time in the morning, and I got the chance to photograph a few misty landscapes. 

Location: Lagoon Valley park, Vacaville, CA, USA;

Equipment: Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F2.8G ED, tripod;

Settings: 103 mm, f/18 0.3s ISO 100;

Tips: Bring an extra pair of shoes to get back in the car. Overexpose from 0.3 up to 1 stop to get a brighter fog.

Dragon dreams

Dragon Dreams

There was some unexpected fog this morning sitting over the UC Davis riparian preserve.  I sometimes go to this place looking for a photograph and leave with several frames to delete: dead plants, debris, benches, tables, people, trash, dogs, all conspire to ruin my pictures. The fog, however, is forgiving, it hides a lot of things we do not want to see.  This morning, I was lucky, I found a dragon.  

Location: UC Davis riparian preserve, Davis, CA, USA;

Equipment: Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED, tripod;

Settings: f/14 1/15s ISO 50.

Light, Shadow, Reflection

My first post is a memory from a while ago, more precisely, December 2018. I had been on a photography outing taking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and going inside Fort Point was a reward for having accomplished a task. 

No weight was left behind, however. If you have been to San Francisco, you know this: never leave your photography equipment inside the car, or you may never see it again. As I entered the fort, camera in hand, and saw the inside of the building for the first time, the sun peeped from within the clouds just at the right angle to produce these beautiful shadows. It all happened very fast.

The printed photograph is on display  and is for sale at Gallery 625 in Woodland, as part of the exhibit, Light Shadow, Reflection. Together with the work of other Yolo County photographers, it can be viewed remotely here  https://yoloarts.org/online-galleries/#current.

Location: Fort Point, San Francisco, CA, USA

Equipment: Nikon D700, AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Settings: f/8 1/100s ISO 400

Tunnel Vision