Mist and sunlight on the land

Misty backroad - 2014 © Christopher Martin

The heavy rain last night created thick mist this morning.  I went out looking to work with the ethereal and had a great time working around a gravel backroad in Bragg Creek and a trail on the edge of Kananaskis.  The weather has been fantastic during the day with storms at night for the past week or so.  I’m happy for this pattern to continue.

Let the sunlight be seen - 2014 © Christopher Martin

Wet and backlit - 2014 © Christopher Martin

Dawn in Bragg Creek - 2014 © Christopher Martin

8 responses

  1. Dear Chris,

    I’m always amazed with your photos! I’m trying to learn from you, too. Having said that, would you post your settings for the second and the fourth photos?

    Thanks a lot!

    August 14, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    • Hi Svetlana,

      Thank you for your comments and for these questions.

      The second photo’s settings were 1/1000 of a second at f/11 on ISO 1600 using a 70-200 f/4 lens at 104mm.

      The fourth photo’s settings were 1/800 of a second at f/8 on ISO 1600 using the same lens at 70mm.

      I was out looking for owls so I had the ISO much higher than I would have if I was shooting with landscapes in mind. These were all handheld so the high ISO, and resulting high shutter speed, worked well here. If I had stopped for longer, I would have used my tripod with mirror lock up engaged and lowered the ISO to 100. With the Canon 5D Mark III’s excellent high ISO, I had no concerns about using 1600 for these images and being confident the results would be good files with low noise. If I was using a camera with more noise at higher ISO, I would have taken the time to set these up on the tripod and use the lower ISO. At ISO 100, the resulting shutter speeds would have both been 1/50 at the same f-stops.



      August 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      • Thank you so much, Chris! I really appreciate your taking the time to answer my questions.

        Thanks again!

        September 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm

  2. Fraz


    August 11, 2014 at 3:54 am

  3. Beautiful capture

    August 3, 2014 at 4:02 am

  4. The first was a bit of a shock in terms of the colours of early summer to mid summer and like the rays and mist. kudos for isolating the one sillouette of the flower.

    August 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

  5. Mjollnir

    Great shots – especially that second one.

    August 2, 2014 at 1:55 am

  6. Magical! Another great set as always 🙂

    August 2, 2014 at 1:38 am

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