A short-lived fall

Fall this year has been an odd one. Or at least that’s how it felt. It was summer, then one day it was late fall. The colours weren’t at their spectacular best and lasted all of a week really. All in all we didn’t have much to play with. That said on the few times we actually managed to get out and shoot, the landscape was more than cooperative with some great atmospheric conditions, lovely light and beautiful scenery.

On this particular shoot, the entire Ottawa valley and a vast surrounding area were shrouded in a think blanket of fog. After a “blind” early morning drive took us to the bridge near Farrelton, QC (Images next week, I promise), we drove around along some of the backroads in rural Quebec, settling for a lovely little farm not far from the river. It turned out to be a much tougher shoot than I would have liked as we couldn’t muster the most interesting points of view to take advantage of the amazing old maple trees. However, the fog masking much of the surrounding areas allowed me to go for simpler, cleaner compositions. Tip of the day: when shooting fog, the longer your lens, the more effective you will be in showing the fog as you essentially put a deeper layer of fog between your lens and your subject.

The compression is REALLY not doing this one a favour, so I would suggest you click on the image to see it larger.

A lovely foggy morning

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3 Responses to A short-lived fall

  1. FG says:

    L’ambiance dégagée par ces photos est vraiment fantastique.

  2. Russ Bishop says:

    Beautiful images Younes. We had a similar fall on the west coast, but clearly you made lemonaid out of lemons!

  3. Younes says:

    Thank you gentlemen!