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Sheep in fog IV

Sheep in fog IV
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24936 W: 520 N: 42035] (180190)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/1.3, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of 2017 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-01-17 6:40
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Sheep in fog.
What is the difference between mist and fog?
We speak of fog when the horizontal visibility is less than 1000 meters.
When a horizontal visibility is between 1,000 and 5,000 meters, then we talk about spray.
In general, reduced visibility when the air is saturated with water vapor, but also intense sleet can be the cause of reduced visibility. It is the cooling of the air which is responsible for the formation of mist.
A first form of mist occurs in a region of high air pressure, when there is no cloudiness and the nights are fresh. Temperatures during the night drop dramatically by unhindered radiation of heat from the earth. Since cold air can hold less water vapor than warm air, the water vapor condenses on strong cooling and creates fine water droplets. First come rushing to near wetlands such as swamps, ponds or watercourses. If the cooling continues, also the mist spreads over other areas. This type of fog is called radiation fog.

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19/12/2012 11:50:26
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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2017-01-17 6:42]


quelle image et vue fantastique compo et captage quelle brume et tous ce moutons dans le prés ces arbres quelle ambiance et captage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hello John,
Fog can cause trouble to traffic but it can also give great beauty to a photo. The grey background, hiding everything except the nearest trees, creates a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and makes a perfect complement to the green meadow. You have balanced the composition nicely according to the rule of thirds. The sheep adorn the view beautifully. Only one out of seven doesn't keep its eyes on you. Maybe it was too far away too hear you, or maybe it couldn't see you through the fog.
Kind regards,

Hi John,
Very nice foggy scene from the field. I like the atmosphere and the funny sheep. Well taken.


Hello, John!

The fog also looks very nice in this photo, with the silhouettes of the trees in the background, and the sheep and grass with more vivid colors giving very good depth to the composition! Wonderful job!

Hello John,

We are neighbors again! I like this picture very much, those sheep a posing posing for you on it. Very interesting, I should also try to take foggy pictures.

All the bests,

Good evening John,
As stated before, it is much more difficult to take a decent photo under fog. Yet, you masterfully managed a fine photo with at least 5 sheep from the herd were looking at you while in action.
Clear sight through of the naked trees.
My best regards,

Hello John,
A very evocative capture of a foggy winter's day. All bar one of the sheep seem very interested in the photographer who has come to relieve the tedium of grazing. Excellent management of the low light conditions. Lovely contrast between the grassy foreground and the fog shrouded background.

Büyük Usta,
Koyunlar özellikle sanki size poz vermişler.
Havanın pusluluğu gizemli bir ortam yaratmış.
Ustaca çekilmiş fotoğraf.

Hi John.
Beautiful country image, with the group of sheep that seem to look at you with attention, I love the beautiful graphics, which brings the line of trees, glimpsing in the fog.
Good lighting management and superb sharpness.
Very well done. My congratulations.
All the best and have a good day.

Hi John,

The fog is giving a quiet atmosphere to the scene. The trees are framing well the field. The point of view is showing the detaild of the sheeps. Have a nice day.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9600 W: 57 N: 16384] (60548)
  • [2017-01-17 9:27]

Hallo John,
Het maakt niet uit hoe de omstandigheden zijn, schapen zullen altijd verbaasd en nieuwsgierig opkijken als iemand in de buurt komt. Mooi om te zien hoe bijna al hun koppen onze kant op zijn gericht. De mist zorgt voor een speciale sfeer.

Ciao John, fascinating misty view with a lot of shhep, lovely bucolic atmosphere, wonderful soft colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 277 N: 11966] (91892)
  • [2017-01-17 10:12]

Hello John ,
Simple scène rurale , mais superbe ambiance , avec ces moutons dans la brume et les silhouettes sombres des grands arbres ;

Hi John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting landscape with mist, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy week.
Affectionate greetings from the south of Spain.

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Interesantan pogled, lep trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano polje sa ovcama i maglom, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepo zeleno polje i ovce u danu sa maglom. Lepa fotografija i secanje.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa dobrim snom, sve najbolje, srecno.

Good evening, sir.
An interesting sight, a beautiful moment, a good text ...
Good work and compositions, beautifully demonstrated field with sheep and fog, good contrast and perspective, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. Beautiful green fields and sheep in a day with fog. Beautiful photographs and memory.
A good article on the technique and the elements of the recording.
Good evening and peaceful night with good sleep, all the best, good luck.

hello John,
une composition agréable avec le brouillard qui fonctionne comme un filtre devant les arbres.
Belle présence de moutons.
Bonne soirée

Hallo John,
Je hebt wel een liefde voor mistige landschappen.
Eerlijk gezegd, had ik niet gedacht dat een weide in de mist zo'n mooie foto zou kunnen opleveren.
De schaapjes staan mooi verspreid over het beeld en alle hopen ze dat je hen eten komt brengen :)
Heel mooi gedaan!
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10389 W: 174 N: 18540] (82599)
  • [2017-01-17 14:37]


lovely image with the animals in foreground and the strip in fog above where we can see lovely nude trees. a compo beautiful and well done.



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  • fgosch (24)
  • [2017-01-17 14:38]

Beautiful picture! By the way, we finally were able to fix the critique counter. You can now see the real number of critiques.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12184 W: 126 N: 21980] (112225)
  • [2017-01-17 15:01]

Salut John,une image magnifique depuis ton archive,j'aime beaucoup les atmopsheres comme ca,et en plus il y a un riche et special bonus sur la pelouse..ehehe..super!! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hi Bonjour dear John

Deep fog makes so fantatstic atmosphere at all. Blurred trees at the background are very tatsy, Great panfocus shot at all.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hi John Sir,

Very good image but I especially enjoyed that all the sheeps are looking at you except the last one. Nice mysty atmosphere behind. It would have been a great image if myst was not here.


Hi John,
A good photo taken with foggy weather, good result with silhouettes of trees and of course sheep in the green field.

Hi John
more fog, this is very cool indeed.
love the tall trees on the left, they grab my attention just as much as the sheep and the fog do.
and i like the atmosphere the most. funny to have the sheep looking directly at you :)
again - who says you need bright sunlight! excellent shot

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 34 N: 4648] (25804)
  • [2017-01-18 2:37]

Heerlijk eenvoudig en puur. Opnieuw een knappe foto, John. Mooi dat de schapen allemaal jouw kant op kijken.


Hello dear friend a nd have a nice time
and a happy new day and evening
romantic scenery with the sheep lost in fog
unfortunately the weather is too bad
here in Greece and the temperture minus-15
I like the way they are looking towards
te photographer
welldone and wellseen

Hello John,

Well thank you for the technical notes which accompanied your photograph. I know that I use mist and fog intermittently!

It would appear that the sheep have noticed you.
Perhaps you were the first thing that they had been able to see in the fog!

I do like such scenes; they create a mood all of their own and prove that sunlight isn't necessary for a good shot. There is always a hint of mystery!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10209 W: 161 N: 16898] (129581)
  • [2017-01-18 7:10]

Witaj John!
Nice view, nice place.
The fog add flavor to this composition.
Good frame and colors.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.

Hello John,

good picture of this sheeps in the fog, I like how they are looking at you, the trees in the back create interesting silhouettes also, well done,

Best regards,


Bonjour, cher ami John,
Quand je vois toutes ces brebis nous regarder avec gentillesse, et qu'une ose regarder ailleurs, je suis scandalisé ! ;o)
Très belle image pastorale.
Tu as encore présenté une image reflétant la beauté du petit matin à la campagne avec brio.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3588 W: 0 N: 8388] (59347)
  • [2017-01-18 8:04]

Simply beautiful, an atmospheric photo with thick fog in the BG, fantastic quality and composition
regards Ryszard

mooie heldere plaat,
goede compositied scherpte en verdeling, fraai gemaaKt weer john.
gr. jaap

Hello John,
a moody and intriguing picture that has a dual character, it's natural and graphic at the same time. I like the distribution and the response of the sheep, most of them are returning our stare:) I also like the definition of the setting by the green meadow and the silhouetted trees. You got a great effect with the thin fog getting denser towards the background. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,

Hello John,
It looks like the sheep were curious about you, or they had been well trained to pose for a camera. It is a lovely, peaceful image.

Dag John
Een mooi taallesje over “mist” en “fog” bij dit fraaie plaatjes van de schaapjes in de mist of in de nevel.
Prachtig sfeervol werk.
Groet uit een zonnig maar koud Haarlem. Een perfecte winterdag.
Groet Rob

Dear John,

Whenever I see a beautiful atmospheric photo like this, I think of listening to Bach "Sheep May Safely Graze". The scene is tranquil and very beautiful.

Warm regards, John,


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2017-01-20 0:18]

Hello John,
nice the view of this foggy environment with the sheep to looks like to pose in front of your lens.The excellent light and colour management enhance even more the beauty of the image.


hello dear
It's a beautiful fogy day. I love the fog surrounded by green grounds in the foreground and the neutral background.good looking image

Dear John,
this is so pretty! The fog is quite dense and I admire your exposition here -we can well see the silhouettes of the trees and the sheep of course. The seem to be standing out of the background. They are staring at you :)
Lovely scene, very well done!!!

Greetings John,

Maybe it is the maths teacher in me, but something responds to the 7 sheep - a nice solid prime number. From the sheep in the front right, they seem to fan out in a tree diagram with two sheet at the next distance away. then four at the farthest. The doubling also appeals to my sense of orderly composition. Lovely work on the trees in the mist (and I won't even start on the THREE large trees to the left ;) ). Nice work, Iain.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2017-01-25 10:48]

Hallo John!
An incredible atmospheric photo, a photographic work of art. It's fascinating how the landscape disappears in the fog. Also the absence of all "screaming" colours here is wonderful and captivating. I like this one very much!
Thank you for the informative note!
Greetings from still cold and snowy Siegen!

Hello John

The fog certainly creates a nice mood here. It looks as all the sheep are staring at you, expecting you to bring some food. The trees that disappears into the fog makes a nice backdrop for the scene. Lovely work:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling

Ciao John
sei riuscito ad ottenere l'attenzione di tutte le pecore!!!
Lo sfondo nebbioso crea un'atmosfera particolare in questo paesaggio di campagna.

All animals pay attention when you're near John, they are looking at the master at work. This is a lovely capture with lots of atmosphere...

Hi John
A peaceful shot on a cold foggy day. I love the way the fog softens everything creating some fabulous depth to this. Perfect composition, you couldn't have placed those curious sheep any better, I think they are putting on the wool now and must be quite warm there. This capture has a really lovely feel to it.......
Best wishes

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16066 W: 159 N: 28010] (147264)
  • [2017-12-03 2:50]

Bonjour John
Sympat le groupe de moutons vous regardent...
sous le fond brumeux qui donne un coup de mystère et de froid , belle composition et réalisation
Beau dimanche

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