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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    Hi Everyone,

    The weather man is calling for FOG tomorrow which is a major rarity in the deser t around Nevada. Can anyone offer some advice on exposing for fog and then what development (minus? plus? voodoo?). I use Pyro if that helps.

    Thanks Much!

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    Kevin: I would expose normally and bump the contrast just a bit in developing. The fog and mist is quite "flat" as far as lighting goes.

    Regards,

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    Blue filters will help accuntuate fog for B&W negative film. You will probably need a tripod, because of filter density and lower light levels.

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    Hi Kevin, I saw a book filled with b&w shots like this, can't remember the photographer's name, all I can remember is the phrase "Quiet Light." In the back of the book, the photographer had placed the exposure details, and I think he had used either orange or red filters to increase the contrast. Good Luck, David

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    I agree with the blue filter, read through the filter, shoot one on zone 7, one on zone 8. Develope normally for your PEI, proper prood each neg then select the neg that gives yoy what you are looking for. Pat

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    I agree with the blue filter, read through the filter, shoot one on zone 7, one on zone 8. Develope normally for your PEI, proper proof each neg then select the neg that gives yoy what you are looking for. Pat

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    "Quiet Light" is by John Sexton.

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    Kevin, I would only use the blue filter for b/w fog pics. if you feel the fog is rather thin and therefore needs a bit more substance. But has Pat says place th e light reading levels of the fog high on the exposure scale certainly around zo ne 7 even 8. Plus development will give you some extra contrast but you can alwa ys do this at the printing stage. All the best,

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    Exposure and Development for Fog and Mist

    Thanks Everyone,

    I had forgotten about the blue filter (#47?). I use it in early and late light to make a little more atmosphere than we normally have here. We didn't have much fog this morning but some great clouds and light on Lake Mead.

    Thanks Again,

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