An old one from the archives, but it has new life for this theme. Taken in November, the color palette was at its least varied and the foggy conditions and the early hour further reduced the range. This is a little bit of Little Cohas Marsh if I recall, not far from where I lived in NH.
When I originally processed this, I was disappointed in myself since I should have used the tripod and done a long exposure. There was too much texture in the water. It’s long bothered me, but now I have Photoshop, I tried introducing a gaussian blur in the foreground along with some tonal management to flatten the contrast a bit. I also have learned a lot more about processing and could use some advanced techniques to contour the foggy layers and the elements that appear in them from front to back.
So, how did my rework go? Does it look decent? Too fake? It’s only 1s and 0s so I can do it again!
Is this a composite: No
Handheld - ugh. What a lazy photographer. Well at least I got out of the house!
Processed as mentioned above using Lr & Ps with some TK8 tricks in there - a darks mask and some other things I can’t recall. I also moved the white balance cooler than it was to further reduce the golden colors.