Place: St. James Farm Forest Preserve, DuPage County IL Date: September 30, 2019 Camera Sony ILCE 6500 (crop sensor)
On this September morning I went for a sunrise photo outing without specific expectation. I was pleased to find patchy ground fog. I love foggy conditions because you never know what photo opportunities might arise.
As the sun came up, the sunlight and the shadows from a group of back lit pine trees projected themselves onto the fog above the trees, creating this almost unreal scene.
Conditions changed rapidly and I had to work fast. To tame the enormous dynamic range I used 3 brackets (1 1/2 stops each) with subsequent HDR merge in LR.