As I was shooting the foggy dawn at Lake Eildon this morning, I realised that I had composed every shoot to be ‘all inclusive’ without ‘creatively cropping’ any of the trees. Furthermore, most of my shots didn’t really show a whole lot of depth or scale.

This final shot from the series is my attempt at rectifying the above issues: some serious cropping of a nearby tree that was too big to fit into the frame with the lens I had on at the time; and the inclusion of three trees at varying distances to give the composition greater depth while also toying with scale a bit.

This photograph can be purchased as a print in a range of sizes and styles, from postcards to posters, by clicking the button below:

  1. Canon EOS 450D
  2. Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS @ 18mm
  3. 60 seconds @ f/8 (ISO200)
  4. Manfrotto 190XB tripod with 804RC2 head
  5. Hoya NDX400 filter
  6. Hoya PRO1D CPL filter
  7. HDR generated from 5 exposures (0, +/-1ev, +/-2ev) using Photomatix Pro
  8. Corrections and enhancements applied using Photoshop CS4 with Imagenomic Noiseware Professional plug-in

If you liked this image, you may also be interested in the following images, which were captured during the same shoot…


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  • WickedJuggalo
    WickedJuggaloabout 4 years ago

    Killer Lighting : )

  • True that! Very eerie (in my humble opinion)… thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    – Jason Green

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • fortheloveofit
    fortheloveofitabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks for another kind comment – greatly appreciated!

    – Jason Green

  • Suellen Cook
    Suellen Cookabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous effects here, don’t you just love what fog does

  • Thanks, Suellen… I do tend to find that fog can be quite hard to work with, but when it works, it’s well worth the effort! :)

    – Jason Green

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature, Polly – this is definitely my favourite out of the series, so the feature is greatly appreciated!

    – Jason Green

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanabout 4 years ago

    Awesome image, congrats on your feature too.

  • Thanks, Bryan – I’m glad you like it!

    – Jason Green

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartabout 4 years ago

    Nice processing. Beyond surreal

  • Thank you kindly, Rebecca – glad you like it!

    – Jason Green

  • Suellen Cook
    Suellen Cookabout 4 years ago

    I agree totally about how hard fog is to work with but like you just love it when it works

  • Lauren Marr
    Lauren Marrabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks again, Lauren – and again, glad you like the artwork!

    – Jason Green

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