|Morning fog and frost on larch
Seeley Lake, Montana
Maybe autumn has already arrived in your neighborhood, or maybe it's a few weeks away yet. In either case, fall is a wonderful time for photography. If you live near a body of water, watch the weather and the dew point. When colder air meets the still warm water, mist and fog can form, adding atmosphere (no pun intended) to your images. On this morning I enjoyed the added benefit of frost limning the evergreens and western larch (a species whose needle-like leaves turn golden in the fall and then drop for the winter).
Applying manual exposure enabled me to get the correct exposure despite all the bright white fog. Then with editing software I added saturation and brightness to the yellows to help them pop out of the frost.
Learn these and other helpful tips for better autumn pictures in Photographing Fall Colors from Start to Finish, beginning October 14, 2021, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. This class is available in person or online. Click the links to register.