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Old Nov 2, 2014, 1:02 AM   #1
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Default Foggy Morning

In this area fog is pretty common this time of year. It can be a hindrance if you're hoping for some clear bright shots. On the other hand, fog as a subject can be kind of interesting as well.
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Old Nov 2, 2014, 1:14 AM   #2
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You should download a DXO 10 free trail and try their new Clearview filter. It cannot completely remove the fog, but it can lessen it if you have subject matter glowing through it like in your first image, and there's a slider you can use to adjust the effect to taste.

I love shooting on days like that, but they are few and far between here, and I'm usually on my way to work when it is around.
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On picture one you could always do a levels adjustment, if you look at your histogram you could pull both ends in then adjust the mid tones to your liking, this will reduce the effect of the fog, it's the same principle as reducing digital haze.

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Hey, thanks for the tips guys! I'm thinking hard about DXO right now because they have a sale until Nov 25th. I also found a story that they are giving away DXO OpticsPro version 8 for free beginning November 4th until January 2015. Here's the blurb on Boing Boing and her's the link to the free Version 8 that should be working in a couple days.

John - I'm headed out to trip the shutter. When I get back I'll give it a try. Any trick to clear up a photo I want to know about. Thanks again.
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Old Nov 2, 2014, 12:30 PM   #5
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I've had a quick look and if you open a levels adjustment layer and replace 0-1.00-225 with 30-0.84-200 it gets rid of most of the fog, there's no right or wrong settings just play until you are happy with the result.
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Very nice shots, I love taking pictures under foggy conditions, it add character and a nice mood to it.

The second shot is a great candidate four a B&W.

Thank you for sharing.
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I've had a quick look and if you open a levels adjustment layer and replace 0-1.00-225 with 30-0.84-200 it gets rid of most of the fog, there's no right or wrong settings just play until you are happy with the result.

Pretty cool John. BTW - if you ever want to tweak one of my photos just grab it and repost when you're done. If you need a full res version PM me and we'll figure out how to get it to you.
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Very nice shots, I love taking pictures under foggy conditions, it add character and a nice mood to it.

The second shot is a great candidate four a B&W.

Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for the idea Marcelo. BTW - Same goes for you. If you ever want to tweak one of mine just grab it.
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I like foggy morning shots and like yours, especially #1.

Since everyone was discussing how to tweak the shot, I gave it a try. Opened in paint.net and spent maybe 30 seconds tweaking the levels. Here it is, but I think that I actually like your original shot better for it's moody feel.

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That is very cool Steven. I like how you brought out the house and trees (particularly the yellow one) but chose to darken the foreground. Makes for some very unusual and interesting light. Hope you don't mind if I claim it.
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