Foggy Road in a forest area on the way to Ooty.
Story Behind the Photo
We were heading to Ooty for a casual trip when we entered a forest area that was covered with thick fog. We have had amazing experience of driving amidst thick fog in Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park (Read Day #5 photo story to know more). It was our first experience in driving through such a thick fog in the forest in Southern India.
As we proceeded into the forest the fog was much thicker and visibility was way too less. Those winding roads, the tall trees on either side of the road, thick fog, and greenery were already making a fantastic impression in my mind.
I pulled over my car to a side where I had enough space not to get accidentally hit by someone, because the roads were quite narrow and it was winding roads. I took few test shots to make sure I am getting good sharpness and the right exposure as most of the frame was covered with fog.
By keeping my camera low and tilting it up I was able to heighten the feeling of tall trees. Also by adding the incoming car right at the far end of the road made it easy to add scale to the scene. The winding road acts as a leading line adding depth to the scene.
Lower angle of the camera especially with the ultra-wide angle lens creates a sense of height that adds to the drama in the scene. Try going as low as you can and make some compositions to see if it works for you.
Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture (f-stop): f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
ISO Sensitivity: ISO-320
Exposure Compensation: 0 step
Metering Mode: Pattern
Shooting Mode: Manual
Wonder why I have used just f/4? Camera to subject distance was bit far and the focal point was halfway through the photo. Read more on Depth-of-Field.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Photo Story. Have a Great Day Ahead!