I was up and out this morning at 6:00am, heading over to Higger Tor in the Peak District. The weather forecast looked promising, but as I headed into the Peaks the fog thickened. Unfortunately, by the time the fog had lifted the sun was well up. Even then, when I thought that the sky was going to catch some colour, the fog rolled in again.
Here’s a shot from around an hour after sunrise when the second bank of fog came in.
I took this using my Fuji XT3 and 10-24 lens at 12mm. The exposure was 1/550” at f/13.0 and ISO160.
Despite conditions being quite bright, you may have noticed the shutter speed of 1/550” is extremely fast. That’s because this image was 2 stops underexposed. My intention was to use this shot for the sky and blend it with another for the ground. Instead, this is the single RAW file where I’ve recovered the image from the shadows.
The reason I was able to do this is that I processed the file using DxO PhotoLab 5 using DeepPRIME. Previously PhotoLab didn’t support Fuji XT files but now that it does, the results are brilliant. I seem to be able to recover detail in deep shadows with no visible noise and excellent sharpness. I think I will be using PhotoLab more for my Fuji RAW files in future. I’ve even held off upgrading my Capture One software until I have time to compare the performance of both.
I hope you like the shot and have a great weekend.