Old 06-14-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
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Default Foggy is cloudy I guess

I forget fog is like it being cloudy, oh well

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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Fog can work and look visually appealing but that is usually when it is thicker than what you got. The best fog photos I've seen are ones where it is a very thick and "soupy" fog. You can increase the density of the fog by using a telephoto lens. Nice shot but I don't think the fog will be able to keep this image from a cloudy day reject.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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I haven't had much luck with fog shots, even when the fog is very thick.

For instance, this got a cloudy reject:


CN 781 @ Sainte-Perpétue on my Flickr account.

FWIW, YMMV.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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As mentioned above, thick(er) fog works.

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But also I'd add more elements to the photo than just the train(s).
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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Yeah I kinda figured thicker would work better, and I was going to pass on this one until I saw I could get 3 trains in the shot.

Here is another one I got about 30 minutes before with a little thicker fog, would it work?

BNSF 5035 West, On a very foggy morning in the Texas Panhandle, BNSF 5035 and a patched SP AC4400 lead the "Ice Cream Train" past Parsley Rd. just east of Amarillo

And as for incorporating other things besides trains Joe, I would but I dont have much to work with here in Amarillo. There isnt much scenery wise
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #6
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I don't think that will work for RP.

As Joe stated, I think you need to fill the scene with "stuff" that shows the fog. The blown out sky looks, well, blown out. Sure there is fog there but a viewer can't see it.

A few I have had success with:

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #7
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I have had very poor luck with fog too...usually if the sun is shining through it does help....but they like rain shots are very hard to get in.
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I've gotten some decent results in fog before.

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