• Fog trapped in thickets of undergrowth and trees catching fluorescent lamp light.
  • Moon rising above clearing fog on meadow to give white light across foreground.
  • Wish the thick tangle of undergrowth had continued another few feet to keep a consistent background.
  • Looks disturbingly like a suicide here - glad I didn't notice it at the time. Spooky enough without.
  • Thanks my friend
    Juan - Juan ©

Sodium Cloud Forest, Rickmansworth

Newer Older

Ten minute exposure an hour after sunset today, as the thick fog slowly cleared from the Aquadrome. The fog lingered in the trees, backlit by London's no shortage of sodium streetlights, whilst the bright moon rose high enough to bathe the foreground grass in a soft pearl light. I was startled by the colours on the LCD when it had finished "cooking" - I had been stood in near darkness.

I set the WB to "shade" to bring out the warmth, cropped, rotated and applied some noise reduction in Lightroom 3 to reduce the grain from the ten minute exposure.

My £19 cable release remains the best piece of kit I have. Long exposures keep surprising me with their interpretation of nighttime scenes. This one was particularly bizarre as the colours match the harsh sunset backlight of www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5090587003/, but the scene itself couldn't have looked more different. Early winter nights couldn't have come at a better time.

Hope everyone else is having a great week too.

Eine-reise, Juan ©, einarsoyland, and 319 other people added this photo to their favorites.

View 20 more comments

  1. blinkingidiot 41 months ago | reply

    Marvellous stuff.

  2. Raheel Adnan 41 months ago | reply

    Wow wow WOW!
    Oh man, it's a breathtaking capture. wow!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  3. Chris Waikiki 41 months ago | reply

    what a color treatment

  4. Randolph Knackstedt 41 months ago | reply

    Best of wish for this holiday season.

  5. Through an Aroostook-Eye 40 months ago | reply

    Wonderful Thank you too for the info, very interesting !!!

  6. lluìs 39 months ago | reply


  7. Laura Bellamy Johnson 32 months ago | reply

    Fabulous image, well taken.

  8. Phil du Valois 30 months ago | reply

    Magnifique photo de paysage
    Cadrage, lumière top
    Ambiance tres reussie

  9. damian.blackberry 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful colours, great moment, also nice POI.. ^^d

  10. Anna Liz Photography 30 months ago | reply

    What a fantastic shot!! The colors are fabulous, and you did great with the noise reduction as well--don't see a bit of grain! =)

    Here's some of my recent uploads ------>>>

  11. Mat Che 30 months ago | reply

    very good =) I love your fog effect

  12. CYO® 30 months ago | reply

    is so beatifull

  13. m.a.d.78 24 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image!

  14. aga_ko 22 months ago | reply

    Great atmosphere indeed.

  15. A@die 16 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Clickx Award!
    flickr clickx by Adil Mehmood
    flickr Clickx (post1 – award 5)
    Please consider posting this photo into this group.

  16. Histgeo 5 months ago | reply

    Your wonderful picture has been seen in

    Artistic Perspectives

keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts