While sitting on a thicket of damp vegetation in the understory of a mid-successional forest, I tweeted... "I live for days like these," and attached an iPhone rendition of the linked photograph. The tweet was a color picture of the same forest, and the color emphasized the saturated greens of this foggy day. The setting was near perfect, but while the tweet was in color, the morning was all about tones and layers in an early autumnal forest.
I decided to the let photo ruminate in my files for a week before processing the shot as a black and white. To make this image I used a high contrast digital filter that lightened the greens and enhanced foliage details. With the tripod legs spread as far as they could go, I composed the photograph so that the tree to the left and those to right appeared to anchor a barrier between the ferns and the forest. By using a super wide-angle zoom, I could play with various compositions before settling on the one that seemed to convey my peaceful mood on this foggy morning.
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