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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Sunrise over a fog embraced bush


It has been a while since I have posted any landscape photographs. An opportunity arrived this morning in the form of a dense fog and me having to drive my wife to work. The fog seemed impenetrable through the window, and in conditions like that photographs usually do not come out.

By the time I dropped off my wife the fog has receded a bit. Actually it lifted almost completely within 15minutes. It only hold up in the valley. Unfortunately for me there is not many vantage points in this valley to take broad view landscape. Except over the little field near a local football oval. And this is exactly where this photograph was taken.

The sun was already reasonably high but the fog has kept its light in check. I knew shooting into the light will give me, featureless dark foreground and interesting shades progressing towards the sun. Because of this I knew this will be a monochrome photograph. Colour here plays little role as it is all about tonal range of shades of light.

Had it been a clear day I may have opted for a HDR photograph with bracketed exposure, but with the fog dominating the view it would bring no benefit to the overall feel of the scene. Realising that, I have opted for underexposed photo in order to preserve the highlights around the sun and bright clouds.