I was in northern California a few days ago and woke up in the fog. In fact, almost every day in the Bay Area, there is fog. The boats docked in the harbor looked interesting against the fog. I quickly got my camera along with my new Tamron AF 18-270 VC PZD and rushed outside to shoot. I made several images over about an hour before the fog broke up.
It’s important to remember that like snow and sand, fog can fool your camera meter causing it to underexpose rendering the fog a drab middle grey color. For this reason I worked with the over under exposure compensation button to accurately expose the fog. Also, I used a polarizer to force the reflection of the boats on the water making the composition even.
I was surprised at how well the new Tamron AF 18-270 VC PZD kept the lines straight. It has good brightness, saturation and sharpness all the way to the corners and edges. Also, its size is very portable. On this day I was shooting with a Nikon D7000. This camera along with the new Tamron AF 18-270 VC PZD make a great stealthy system that is light weight and very compact. After years of carrying heavy cameras and lenses, I’m amazed by the performance I can now get with just one camera and one lens. Here are some of the images. – Rob Moody