Created December 14, 2020
The weather tempts you to take photos with warm temperatures, sunshine and blue skies? Or snow-covered landscapes invite you to take photos like from a glossy magazine? In most cases it is actually true. Because when nature shows itself in its uniform gray, and the cold temperatures make you shiver, then it is much nicer on the sofa anyway …
… and yet, winter with its fog offers many natural spectacles, which sometimes change every minute. Many details are hidden in the fog that literally call to be photographed.
The fascination of fog
A distinction is made between three types of fog for photography of fog. Fog veil, ground fog and high fog. All are equally fascinating and deserve the full attention of the beholder.
Photogenic fog veils
The best times to photograph fog are mornings and evenings. Because in the morning hours, the water droplets are often still in the air. The fog only disappears when the sun has enough power to evaporate the water. However, taking photos early or late in the day has another advantage: The lighting mood is particularly fascinating and enables unique photos to be created in extraordinary colors. Fog veils are therefore the smallest form of fog. They usually form on moist meadows, preferably in the vicinity of water bodies and depressions. The best way to photograph this type of fog is to step directly into the fog. Surprisingly, one often finds interesting motifs in the middle that one has never noticed before.
Fog often arises in the evening or at night when the warm, humid air near the ground cools down. Millions of the finest water droplets then form and reveal the mist. Because cool air always sinks downwards, fog initially develops in depressions, depressions and just above the ground. This type of fog is most common during the winter months.
The best way to photograph the ground fog is to look for an elevated location on a hill. Without an elevated location, you would be more likely to perceive a gray in gray. Special photos with interesting lighting moods are created when you take photos at sunrise above the fog.
Recordings from the high fog
As the name suggests, the high fog does not lie on the ground. That is, the nebula has a top and bottom. From below the fog looks like a cloud cover and you have a clear view straight ahead. When the sun easily breaks through the high fog, the sky looks a bit mystical. I took advantage of this and took photos in black and white mode. However, you remain more flexible if you first create your photos in color. So you can decide later whether you want to emphasize the contrasts of the motif by image processing in black and white.
So you see, it is definitely worthwhile to go out when the weather is bad to take such fantastic shots. The good thing about it is that you can then combine these images into one Photo album archive, you actually don’t have to go outside the door all the time in the cold season to see these natural spectacles.
Timelessly beautiful, timelessly different …
Anyone who likes to take pictures probably has what feels like a thousand pictures on the hard drive of their mobile phone or camera. It works the same way. But still, I have a lot of joy and fun gluing a selection of them into a nice album. I design some photo pages with funny and sometimes elaborate layouts and some pages I just let the pictures work through.
It’s always nice to look at these albums from time to time and to remember the many small and large moments. Often the photos spontaneously give me the idea to visit the respective location again. Depending on the time of day or the season, the landscape looks completely different, almost new, every time.
… and what do you think I do then? Sure, take photos of course!
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