Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Elk in the Fog

 
Thick fog enveloped Winslow Hill every morning of my recent trip.  The elk here are quite tolerant on humans so getting close enough to photograph them was not a problem even with the limited visibility.


A common mistake when photographing in fog is to under-expose the image.  The camera's meter cannot accurately set the exposure automatically in fog.  To correct the exposure it is necessary to compensate anywhere from +.5 to  +1.5 stops.

 

When properly exposed, fog shots can be some of the most memorable images from an outing to Pennsylvania's elk range.

6 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The fog gives a very special feel to these images.Almost mysterious.

eileeninmd said...

Cool captures of the elk in the fog!

Montanagirl said...

The fog really enhances these photos.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great!! The fog makes it so mystic!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots.

Elaine said...

Excellent shots! I can hear the bull in that first shot calling--the fog must have made it particularly eerie. Maybe someday we'll get to visit Winslow Hill again. It was a wonderful experience.