Early morning fog on Vancouver's Stanley Park. This was taken from a viewpoint on a neighbouring mountain, just after sunrise. I took some similar photos on a foggy day before, and then got some different ideas about photographing in the fog, then I had to wait 2 years before I could try out my ideas. You need just the right amount of fog. It has to be thin enought to be able to see the hills and tall buildings breaking through the top of the fog. Then I rented a long lens (300mm) the day before and put it on one of my older, crop format cameras, so it became an equivalent of 450mm. I like the super long telephoto look and the way it compresses the scene, making the trees look like they are floating on the clouds.
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pboehringer (770) 2009-02-01 11:10
a very nice above the fog image with the early light touching the outreaching cloud/ fog that opens just enough to give that feeling of a little islands in the middle of the landscape. Great colors and hues on the edges.
mesutilgim (86886) 2009-02-01 11:11
Good capture with good pov and nice compo. Very creative and great graphism.
Good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
cagla (4182) 2009-02-01 11:14
Hi Alvin, this is a wonderful landscape and I love the misty atmosphere. The pale pinky and bluish clouds and the dream like silhouettes of the trees look beautiful Also your technique is very interesting to take this shot. Thank you for sharing both the photo and your method..:) Regards.
leo61 (0) 2009-02-01 11:14
I love this kind of photos with the first sunrays of the day and the morning mist or clouds.Great POV and as Peter mentioned it looks like an island in the clouds.
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-02-01 11:20
Hi Alvin, nice shot!
all the clouds streaming on the valleys and the little trees looking out are a nice feature here, superb!
sleon (9402) 2009-02-01 11:28
This is stunning. The trees really do look as if they are floating. It was worth the 2 year wait! The effect is mysterious and magical, a work of art of nature.
jimkilgallon (0) 2009-02-01 11:28
Wonderful shot from Stanley Park, the fog looks great with the morning light providing a great atmosphere and tones. Superb capture.
baclama (18229) 2009-02-01 11:53
wonderful shot with very hight atmospher...between fog and clouds...
zanzi (13670) 2009-02-01 12:02
I love this almost surreal view of the forrest.
The colors are perfect.
I am glad you waited so long, the result is outstanding.
Fis2 (87581) 2009-02-01 12:22
Very curious effect.
Photo has climate.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-02-01 12:28
well balanced composition with the different layers of colors, some few tree in a strong area of the frame, beautiful !
delkoo (68) 2009-02-01 12:31
Truly beautiful , really great mood there, morning fog and dark trees are terrific , pure and majestic.
limule (4176) 2009-02-01 12:47
wonderful misty mood, it seems the wind is blowing on the picture.
turansezer (1027) 2009-02-01 13:07
Beautifull nature photo.
maximage (15535) 2009-02-01 13:13
Une atmosphère curieuse et presque mystérieuse sur Stanley Park!
Lumière insolite et originale.
Un très joli effet.
Morac (27691) 2009-02-01 13:17
C'est une sublime composition et une une grande maîtrise des beautés que la nature nous offre.
Merci pour ce partage.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-02-01 13:30
I thought of you during the Vancouver fog season of late. This is a great shot and I too like the contrasts of the compressed telephoto scene. Great shot and thanks for sharing this one with us. Gerald
liviu (600) 2009-02-01 13:34
even you were waiting for two years you were lucky!
very nice shot indeed! and good technick!
well done alvin!
Hunkar (6988) 2009-02-01 14:19
An amazing scene with the trees in the misty atmosphere..
A mysterious image..
ChrisJ (101080) 2009-02-01 15:28
A pleasant softness with the morning fog & wonderful sunrise colours. I like the high vantage point, & warm cold colour contrasts. Tfs!
Gerrit (50080) 2009-02-01 17:41
Beautiful photo of this blanket of fog and light where the trees are rising up from.
tomescuc (3291) 2009-02-01 20:20
Beautiful layers and hues created by the reflection of the light on the fog banks. Nice how the landscape protrudes through, and how its sepia tone mixes with the blue/purple hues.
Floydian (30970) 2009-02-01 21:57
Wonderful photo. Not only those colours, but also the whole setting which create a fantastic mood over the whole photo. Trees sticking out of the clouds and those clouds look like a large silk blanket...wonderful shot.
jjcordier (77580) 2009-02-01 22:07
Tout simplement magique!En contemplant cette merveille on est en plein rêve! Bravo!
katyako (467) 2009-02-02 0:13
Your shot is absolutely unreal. It is like a landscape of another planet.
Thank you for sharing!
Angshu (56260) 2009-02-02 1:28
A super capture with the fog which, like waves, envelops the forest leaving in it's wake some tree tops which seem to hang in the air. Amazing layers really lit up by the early light painting the landscape in pastel pink. Wonderful!
marietom (34609) 2009-02-02 4:43
Quel magnifique paysage, avec cette brume qui enrobe presque tout !
Dyerco (10185) 2009-02-02 6:59
Excellent shot Alvin
The fog looks as if it is flowing through the trees. The bands of light in the fog also help to create this illusion.
carper (96) 2009-02-02 7:27
very nice Alvin,
a fantastic atmosphere, good composition, fine light, and a fantastic quality job, I like it a lot. Have a Nice day.
cherryripe (21033) 2009-02-02 8:54
We saw a similar view on Saturday and I was telling Toni that when I see such photos on TE, I can appreciate them but I cannot SEE the photo within the scenery. The composition is dynamic and it's so well contrasted.
claudeD (34092) 2009-02-02 10:31
I like this amazing picture very much.What an atmosphere...Perfect composition and fine colors.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
PixelTerror (0) 2009-02-02 11:17
What I like here is that there is nothing to connect these emerging trees to any concrete ground, which turns the mysty dimension of the image into magic.
Have a nice day JY
edytungkal (4551) 2009-02-04 20:20
To see this beautiful foggy athmosphere it almost like seeing a perfect painting in galery, colours are so beautiful...
Really like it Alvin, thanks for showing this wonderful picture..
pierrefonds (58450) 2009-02-09 16:12
The different layers of clouds surrounding the trees are assets to the composition. The intensity of the light is enhancing the different tints of colors of the scenery. The scenery is giving a mysterious sensation or creepy. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm f/4
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-01 11:05