Early Morning Fog Prairie
Russ Nature Reserve, Beavercreek, Ohio
"The vast and beautiful world is the home we share together.” - Bryant McGill
When photography began to be something I took a little more seriously, I started getting up before dawn like the professionals did. Persistence is key with this, you may be greeted with a stunning sunrise or a dull cloud coverage that seems to go nowhere. In this day's case, intense fog permeated the entire scene. That grouping of trees in the background was shrouded in mist from my position. Fog creates mood and atmosphere to your images so use it to your advantage whenever the opportunity arises.
This is another compostional exercise in leading lines. I was looking to use the walking path to lead your eyes somewhere, in this case the grouping of trees far away. A wide angle lens was needed to show off enough side detail of the prairie during late summer. Having too little of details can make for a confusing image to look at. Whereas too many visual elements makes for a cluttered and messy photo.
I bracketed this frame several times to capture enough color and to bring out some detail in the foggy background trees. To me, I love using juxtapositions to make creative photos. In this case, the way the top half is greyed out and the bottom half has greens and yellows of color.
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