Trees in the mist

I’ve been out with the camera on the foggy mornings we’ve been having recently to try to catch some of the magic of these atmospheric conditions, before they lift and the sun comes through for a fine day. Often, you need to add some exposure compensation for such pale subjects as the camera’s internal light meter is calibrated to a midtone and would otherwise render those pale delicate tones as a mid grey. This is the same for snow, and overexposing by as much as two stops is often necessary to correct things and restore the fragile delicacy. I always think a black and white treatment shows these simple subjects best and excluding the distraction of colour renders the image a study of form and texture.