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Foggy Morning Flight

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 17 September 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Birds must have some kind of internal mechanism for flying. They can fly in any condition. The other day you saw a photo of an island in the fog. Would you believe this is the same day only looking east instead of west. The sun was rather high in the sky already. The fog was starting to burn off. I was trying to get a shot of this fog with something different about it. I have to say looking on the display at the time I did not like the colour. I could not seem to take a shot that pleased me.
Now, what's the chances in fog that is as thick as pea soup that four Canada Geese would be flying into my line of vision. They were exceptionally quiet. They just cruised right over and kept going. No doubt looking for clearer landing conditions. LOL.
Seems the above normal warm days we are experiencing and the cool noghts are great for the fog in the mornings. The lake temperature is still warmer than the air temperature first thing in the morning. And there has been no wind. Perfect conditons.

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MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

This picture is brilliant, Lee . I guess you have it printed already :))) BEautiful presentation !

17 Sep 2009 5:06am

Barbara Kile from United States

I love the scene, the birds, and your edit of this marvelous shot!

17 Sep 2009 5:21am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing image, love it

17 Sep 2009 5:37am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice fogy shot

17 Sep 2009 5:57am

eva from Rouen, France

Beautiful shot

17 Sep 2009 6:28am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning love the colours and the shot and the framing

17 Sep 2009 6:42am

philippe from dijon, France

Fantastique travail et résultat, j'adore........

17 Sep 2009 7:43am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

PErfect conditions for a perfect photo....

17 Sep 2009 10:18am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Magical Lee, thank you, I love this photo that is so ethereal and peaceful ...

17 Sep 2009 10:40am

Michael from Elverson, United States

Beautiful image. I don't care for the fancy frame though.

17 Sep 2009 10:47am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A one in a million capture Lee! Well done! ;-)

17 Sep 2009 11:35am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beauutiful work. Well done.

17 Sep 2009 12:28pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Wonderful composition here! Yes can be exhibited on a wall.

17 Sep 2009 12:41pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

I really think you have done a super fantastic job here! The timing was just great and the post processing is perfectly fitting! (how did you do this, btw? Thanks!)

17 Sep 2009 1:31pm

@Elora: Duplicate the layer. Select edit, transform scale. Hold Ctrl & Alt while selecting and dragging a corner to scale it down a bit. Press enter to commit it. I then double clicked the layer icon to bring up layer style, selcted drop shadow and played with the settings till I liked the effect. I then selected bevel and emboss and again palyed with the setting till I liked the effect. Hope this helps you. HAve fun experimenting. And remember to smile.

Nathan from Whitehorse, Canada

Absolutely phenomenal! I don't know what else to say about this. I am captured by the colours and the pure magnificent view. I feel as if I am standing there watching this myself.

This is one of my favourites! Great job!

17 Sep 2009 1:39pm

@Nathan: MAny thanks Nathan.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very pretty. That is so wonderful that the birds came along. They really add so much to the shot.

17 Sep 2009 3:04pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Lee,
I have no words for this wonderful recording. You surprise me again with all the beauty of your images. Your recordings are an unforgettable experience for me. You deserve more than 5 stars. Dear greetings Christel

17 Sep 2009 5:36pm

mascha from kootstertille, Netherlands

What a splendid picture, the fog gives something it mysteriously, and it radiates a feeling of rest and space in beautiful warm colours.
Great work Lee!!

17 Sep 2009 6:49pm

Brett from McAllen, United States

Great picture Lee! I love the yellow/amber color of the entire shot.

17 Sep 2009 8:42pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Gorgeous picture, Lee. I'm not crazy about the presentation, though--the picture is so elegant in its simplicity that I find myself distracted by the effect.

17 Sep 2009 8:49pm

@Gary Hart: Thank you Gary. That's the beauty of this site. I can get feedback from everyone. Be it constructive and educational, complimentary or personal. I appreciate your input. This is one I wrestled with for quite some time. I kept coming back to it. Like there was something missing. I think thats why I tried the duplicated background effect. I wanted this shot to appear as if it was floating in the frame. Thank you again.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely unusual presentation. Interesting tonality.

17 Sep 2009 9:22pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I stick by my original assertion, that you are just ALWAYS in the right spot at the right time!! "What's the chance of canadian geese flying by" you say?????? If it's you, seems that the chance is splendid!!!! Beautiful shot you got here....seems everything just came together for you at that moment!!!

17 Sep 2009 10:01pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very lovely shot. Who would guess your result, eh? Nicely tried. I really appreciate your framing choice. Nice!

17 Sep 2009 10:27pm

Baby Sis from Canada

absolutely beautiful, this took my breath away. sorry late commenting slept in today...gotta be something in the air...too nuch on my mind also..seems lately everybody wants a piece of me, I just can not stretch anymore...have ran out of me's, can't be in 8 places at once.

17 Sep 2009 11:21pm

@Baby Sis: Slow down and take a breath. If there is not enough you's to go around, better take some me time for yourself. C'mon out and visit for a while.

Mary from PA, United States

Brilliant! An amazing capture!

18 Sep 2009 12:43am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A wonderful picture and excellent composes!

18 Sep 2009 10:03am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I love your framing ! excellent

18 Sep 2009 7:59pm

BIG SiS and Brother - law from Petawawa, Canada

Hi Lee; Nice shot, was any kind of filter used or was the sky this colour ?

19 Sep 2009 1:06am

@BIG SiS and Brother - law: No filters. Just as you see it. A little brightened with adjustment layers in levels and curves. That's all.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

THIS image MUST be in your calendar! Tonality is extraordinary and the atmosphere....just amazing!

19 Sep 2009 7:36am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Very nice capture...

19 Sep 2009 8:56pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland


20 Sep 2009 7:24pm

mats from Texas, United States

Surely there's a different take when it's just the simple framing, but the double framing here gives you a double take on the scenery too hahaha I think am not making sense.... Thanks for asking how I was.... all I can say is, I wish 'am in this place (the image) taking it all in, the complication of life but at the same time feel and enjoy it! There! I've described your image.

20 Sep 2009 11:46pm

@mats: No double take, just a duplicated layer and resized. Thanks for responding and describing my image. Iam glad you enjoyed it.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Absolutely stunning..

21 Sep 2009 4:21am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Wonderful tones and atmosphere

21 Sep 2009 5:13am

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States


21 Sep 2009 1:18pm