Fog; the Photographer’s Friend

Water in any form makes image more interesting, even if it makes the process of shooting them less comfortable. But fog is the king of image effects, and locations offering fog should be worked for the best time and effects. The first image below uses the depth of vision limitation of fog very effectively to make a shot that is usually about a beautiful ocean view speak instead about mystery and the unknown. The mix of cool and warm colors created by the incandescent lights in the otherwise cool fog scene is also an effective contrast.

Acadia Fog-1

But fog also makes for effective black and white images, with creamy grays. The image below offers a somewhat similar mood to the color shot above, but its black and white rendition creates a more classic result. Neither one are the traditional Maine Coast Postcard, they bring a bit more creativity to the table, which is often the key to catching a customer’s eye.

Acadia Fog2-1

C. David Tobie

Published by cdtobie

This blog covers a range of issues of interest to photographers and those involved in the digital photographic workflow, digital tools and platforms, and fine art output.

2 thoughts on “Fog; the Photographer’s Friend

    1. Yes, the chairs at this old Mount Desert Island resort are somewhere between Adirondack chairs, and the old European plank-built chairs; a few of which are still present in the Sud Tyrolean hotel I’m currently staying in.

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