Trees in the Mist_Yarra Ranges
Having got back into the car after photographing the tree in yesterday’s Fallen Giant post my companions and I had only to drive along the road for another minute or so until the slightly higher elevation brought us into a new world, one of mist.
This image was made with my camera pointed up towards the sky. The intention was to isolate the trees and mist from the surrounding landscape, thereby challenging the viewer’s normal sense of perspective. Setting the camera’s white balance to Tungsten further enhanced the other world nature of the image.
Photographing under tungsten light produces a yellow/red color cast. Setting your camera’s white balance to tungsten acts to neutralise this color cast. But setting your camera to tungsten, when photographing under light of a more neutral color, produces a blue/cyan color cast, ideal for the mood I wanted to explore in the above image.
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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography