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Challenge #139: Mist/Fog
Posted By: robjmitchell, 06-29-2010, 01:31 AM

Challenge #139: Mist/fog

Mist and fog can create wonderful ambiance in a scene. Your challenge is to capture that ambiance!

Challenge Starts: NOW

Challenge Ends: Tuesday, July 6th @ 7 PM server time.

The fine print....
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread, and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose 1 of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus a day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax camera will do or a Samsung DSLR.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.

Previous Challenge Subjects:
1-Statues, 2-Wheels, 3-Speed, 4-Peace, 5-Survival, 6-Macro, 7-Mountains, 8-Children, 9-Post Processing, 10- Windows & Doors, 11-Sport, 12-Urban Landscape, 13-Wisdom, 14-Power, 15-Music, 16-Pathways, 17-Lines, 18-Storm, 19-Boats, 20-Water, 21 - Golden Hour, 22 - Natural Lighting, Portraits, 23-Motion Blur, 24-Simplicity, 25-Color, 26-Cars, 27-Repetition, 28-Wildlife, 29-Epiphany, 30-Contrast, 31-Pets, 32-Landscapes, 33-Coastal, 34-Churches, 35-Bridges, 36-Creation, 37-Still Life: Food, 38-At the Zoo, 39-Wide Aperture, 40-Merry Christmas, 41- Sunsets, 42-Action, 43-Fireworks, 44-Manipulated Light Portraits, 45- Advertising/Product Shot, 46- B&W Street Shooting, people/buildings, 47-Vanishing Point, 48-Reflection, 49-Tranquility, 50-Expressions, 51-S Curve, 52-Hands, 53-Shadows, 54-Your Favorite Beverage, 55-Barriers, 56-Perspective, 57-Night Scenes, 58-Zen-like...Water and Stone 59-Modern architecture, 60-Sunrises, 61-Red, 62-Action on water, 63-Bodies in Motion, 64-Ruins, 65-Blue and green, 66-Iridescence, 67-Anthropomorpha, 68–Sound, 69-Backlight, 70-Group Shot, 71-Railway Scenes, 72-Technology, 73-Color on Color, 74-History, 75-Autumn/Harvest 76-working men and women, 77-Silhouettes, 78 Stranger Portrait, 79-Transportation, 80 - Lonely, 81 - Holidays, 82 - Toys 'n Games, 83 - Machines, 84 - Ice, 85 - Cats, 86 - Stories, 87 - Cultures, 88 - Absence, 89 - Weather, 90 - Old roads, 91 - The River, 92 - The Seventies, 93 - Beautiful Bokeh, 94 - Balance, 95 - Crop a miniature landscape, 96 - Opposing gravity, 97- Feet, 98 - Sacred Grounds, 99 - Extraordinarily Ordinary, 100-added textures, 101-still life, 102-bicycles, 103 - Broken, 104- Flowers (B&W), 105 Backlighting, 106-Water. 107-Wind, 108-Parent/Child candids, 109-Passion, 110-Events, 111-Streets, 112-The Aged, 113-Fire and Heat, 114-Nature vs. Culture, 115 - Letters or Numbers, 116 - Self-Portrait, 117 - The Tree, 118 - Minimalism, 119 - Rust, 120 - Before & After, 121 - Negative Space, 122 - Decay & Dereliction, 123 - Cold, 124 - Melancholy, 125 - The Element of Time, 126 - Public Transportation, 127 - Yin Yang, 128 - Sepia or Dual Tone, 129 - Hand Coloring, 130 - Light Trails, 131-Once in a lifetime, 132 - Moms & Motherhood, 133 - Beautiful Blur, 134 - B&W Abstract, 135 - History, 136 - In and around the kitchen, 137 - Habit, 138 - Perspective: From the Ground Up, 139- Mist/fog

Good luck to all!
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06-29-2010, 01:36 AM   #2
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Here are a couple of examples

06-29-2010, 10:27 AM   #3
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Easter Sunday, 2010

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I stopped at a field to photograph some hay bales in the mist. I had been waiting for the mist to setup some photos. No sooner did I get my camera out than this deer walked up over the top of the rise. I got a couple of shots off, including this one with a 28-75mm and then ducked into the car to change to a 55-300mm lens. By the time I looked back, she was gone. Some post processing here, but only in terms of cleaning up some artifacts and in color desaturation to enhance the dreamy/misty effect.

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I'll play too:

"Bad fog of loneliness"

this is an old image but still one I'm proud of...

btw some great entries already!
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Really nice entries, guys. I picked one from last autumn...

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Castle Crags, end of the 2-1/2 mile trail.
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A pair of shoes caught in ice fog...I wanted to capture the shoes but the ice crystals lit up when I used the flash...thought it was a really neat effect!

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A bit of a different approach here. Morning mist caught and refracted by the rising sun into a local "mini rainbow". Taken three and a half years ago. My trusty old DS and Tamron 90mm macro combo.

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Lisa, I really like the effects in that shot! Thanks for sharing.

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Taken on the way to work.

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Mist closing in over the icy waters of Lake Minnewanka in Banff last November.

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Well, it's the only misty/foggin shot I could find in my library.

Farm in Curtis Va, foot of the blue Ridge mountains.

Yeah, I see the dust, I've fixed it but didn't have a chance to re upload a new one to flickr last night.
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Jog Falls

A picture of the top of Jog Falls. The area is extremely lush and beautiful. There is always a mist flowing up from the (distant) bottom.
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The Great Smokie Mountains

Some great shots so far.

I entered this one into the monthly challenge a couple of months ago. It's the only mist/fog shot I have.


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