This photograph was taken today during a dense morning fog. We had heavy thunderstorms last night and the large trees were still full of raindrops.
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 1000, shutter speed 1/200s and aperture f/8. I converted this RAW file to black & white via a "secret technique" I learned today from a friend - we'll see if I'm allowed to reveal it sometime in the future. :) Curves adjustments for contrast and slight color balancing for tone.
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Oh wow, that's breathtaking.
Cool. you have captured the mist nicely.
That's beautiful, Kathleen.. and kinda mysterious too
Gorgeous shot Kathleen. The levels of depths apparent in the trees is magnificent.
lovely soft light. Looks like she is on the edge of the world there.
very nice lighting and human silhouette in the distance!! cheers :)
Very nice, Kathleen. And it has a secret formula, so it adds to the mystery. Kudos.
i really like this one and i enjoy how soft this is, the umbrella in that guys hand is perfect detail for shadowing. i really love it :) take care
Wonderful. I'm loving these early morning shots.
Wow. Amazing what you do with digital. I have a 20D and get nothing close to this. I know it's me and not the camera.
Beautiful work, Kathleen
stunning atmosphere, lines, exposure, composistion, processing. Really striking. great stuff
Secret technique??? Do tell...please...I hope your source will allow you to reveal the secret because this is amazing.
It's among my favorites of yours. Awesome!
oh wow, this is awesome! can't wait to hear the secret technique if you are able to share it.
who's the person in the photo? is that you?
This is an amazing shot! Hope to hear your secret technique in the near future :)
brilliant. i love photoshop secrets...
The light is awesome, there's something very cinematic about it. I don't know why but I'm thinking 'a clockwork orange'....
miles is right, it does seem like the person is stepping out of the fog, on the search for a bit of the ol' ultra-violence. love this. hope you can divulge the secret sauce.
Technique, schmechnique. The woman's got an eye. Another great one!
Could this be a time traveler? Or perhaps the road less traveled! Really stirs the imagination. This is such a cool shot. Love the B&W, makes it very mysterious.
another stunner! this is absolutely amazing! I know I probably say this all of the time, but this is absolutely my favourite shot from you :D...
the darker and eerie nature of this is something which is more of a rarity from you, but its someting I really appreciate... especially when there is quite a comical stance at the end of the dark standing in the light
Awesome picture. I like the person on the road, it adds a lot to the picture.
Great site by the way.
I want to know the secret formula I hope you can share.
Fantastic. I find archetypal shots like this very appealing. I rate this as one of the best of your images so far this year.
Beautiful. Just... beautiful.
Marvelous atmosphere and mystery!! I really like that you've converted to B&W. very cool!
The umbrella really makes this one. (on top of the great contrast, fog, etc...)
What a lovely and fantastic photo! Very well postprocessed also.
Thanks, everyone! Hahaha, I should say "secret technique" more often.
So the secret technique is to use the gradient map. Image -->Adjustments-->Gradient Map and then select the black&white option. You can use a blending mode to make the effect more dramatic or leave as is. The result is nearly identical to what my 5D creates in 'monochome' mode.
I did a side-by-side comparison of a 5D-processed monochrome image and Kathleen-processed RAW file of the same photo, and I can't see any difference even on close inspection of the large file. Pretty nice!
Thanks to my friend Miki at osenoa.com for the cool technique! :)
ron: The person in the photo is not me, it's my niece.
Such an evocative image...beautiful!
perfect picture, I really like tonality of those trees, the light on that road, but all these things just support the atmosphere, the most important is somebody standing in the light ... impressive photo
This is breath taking, I love this.
This shot has a beautiful mood to it.....feels lonely to me...I lke that. Phil