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Foggy Winter Morning (Montreal) 15

I’ve a brand new routine this winter (due to lockdowns). Each morning, I get up simply earlier than the dawn and attempt to guestimate if the golden hour might be value placing on winter garments and go outdoors the place it’s -20C.

The morning I took the featured photograph, I knew straight away that dawn could be superb. The explanation for that was thick fog with completely no wind.

Right here, we not often get fog because of fixed robust winds coming from the Saint Lawrence river surrounding the Island of Montreal.

I received to understand and by no means miss foggy climate, which all the time provides distinctive pictures alternatives.

This time, the fog lasted at the very least an hour after the solar appeared over the horizon. I had sufficient time to cowl the large space and to take loads of fascinating photographs.


First, I needed to care for publicity. I knew prematurely that vivid snow and fog would idiot the digital camera’s metering system, and I couldn’t depend on it. As a substitute, I used the histogram to show the scene correctly.

I pointed the digital camera towards the scene and locked the publicity. Subsequent, I activated the histogram and used the publicity compensation to boos the publicity by 1 1/3 stops. The histogram helped me to not overexpose the shot.

Right here is the histogram of the ultimate shot. It’s uncovered closely to the suitable.

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Second, I needed to keep away from the attitude distortion produced by extremely broad angle lenses.

I used the Fujinon 10-24mm f/4 lens. As a substitute of capturing on the broad finish (10mm), I made a decision to make use of the lengthy finish of 24mm and create a wide-angle panorama.

I took 6 pictures in whole attempting to map a complete scene. Due to advances in Lightroom panorama stitching capabilities, I knew I might do it handheld with no tripod.

Under are 6 photographs I took with the purpose to sew them right into a panorama in Lightroom:

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