Tracks in Morning Fog | Morning fog and train tracks. VanAtta Road in Meridian Township near Williamston, Michigan. | www.larslentzphotography.com |
Camera: Olympus TG-3
Lens: 4.4-17.8 mm
Settings: 1/160 s at f/3.6, ISO 200, 11.01 mm, 0 EV, Program Mode, Center-Weighted Average Metering.
I was just about to go over these train tracks in my car when I turned my head to the left and saw the fog far down the tracks. I had to get the shot, so I went over the tracks and stopped my car. Leaning out the window, I snapped this image.
This is a classic train track photo. The tracks curve out of sight into the distant fog. The leading line follows the track from lower left curving into the middle right with the horizon at the upper golden horizontal line, even though it is obscured by the banks of the middle left.
I processed this image as Kodak Ektar 100 film because I wanted that old film look to it. The light of the day was not great and the film simulation actually brought back the color of the brown banks, making them a bit reddish orange. This had a good effect so I kept it. I took out a few pieces of trash and other distractions and the photo was done.
It was early spring when I took this. The color had not yet returned to the trees and plants. The fog somehow improved this otherwise bleak landscape and the curving tracks leading into the fog made what I believe to be a classic image. I hope you enjoy it.
December 30th, 2015
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