Forest Fog in BW

John and I are working on a new update of my Meditations in Monochrome portfolio.  This version will be available in book form as a Deluxe Edition with a fine art print.  I am hoping to get it all online by Thanksgiving.  This version will include some new images, including the new Forest Fog image attached here.  I consider the new edit as an “upgrade” to the original e-book Meditations in Monochrome- Digital Edition!  Many of us, in spite of the great advantages of a digital portfolio, prefer to hold a book or photograph in our hands to truly appreciate fine photography!

Last holiday season, we offered a Deluxe Edition book of my Impressions of Light portfolio which was a successful release and is still available:

Impressions of Light – Deluxe Edition
Photographs by William Neill
Sadhna Press, 2008

Give me your feedback on this image, and keep an eye out for the new book!

Regards,  Bill

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__4.0 sec at f / 32
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__4.0 sec at f / 32

Published by William Neill

William Neill, a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Neill's award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. Neill received a BA degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado. In 1995, Neill received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography. Neill's assignment and published credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Also, he writes a monthly column, On Landscape, for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Feature articles about his work have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts, from whom he has also received five Awards of Excellence. His corporate clients have included Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Freidrick Grohe, Neutrogena, Sony Music/Classical, University of Cincinnati, UBS Global Asset Management. His work was chosen to illustrate two special edition books published by The Nature Company, Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder and John Fowles's The Tree. His photographs were also published in a three book series on the art and science of natural process in collaboration with the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco: By Nature's Design (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1993), The Color of Nature (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1996) and Traces of Time (Chronicle Books / Exploratorium, Fall 2000). A portfolio of his Yosemite photographs has been published entitled Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness (Yosemite Association, 1994) which received The Director's Award from the National Park Service. A retrospective monograph of his landscape photography entitled Landscapes Of The Spirit (Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, 1997) relates his beliefs in the healing power of nature. William has taught photography since 1980 for such prestigious organizations as The Ansel Adams Gallery, the Friends of Photography, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, The Maine Workshops and Anderson Ranch Workshops. He specializes in landscape and nature photography and is concerned with conveying the beauty seen in Nature. Currently, he teaches online courses for BetterPhoto.com and One-on-One Workshops in his home studio near Yosemite National Park.

8 replies on “Forest Fog in BW”

  1. This is beautiful and I will be excited to see this book! I am always intrigued by beautiful fog images as it is something I don’t get to see often enough. Thanks for sharing, and I’ll be excited to continue to follow your work!

  2. No matter how many fog images I see, I am always intrigued by what a great simplifier it is. Nice work!!! I only wish it was more of a common occurrence here. I am sure you have plenty, and for that I am jealous.

  3. Bill, this image is one of the images I am carrying around in my head for the right opportunity to create my own interpretive image inspired by this one. I think I know that place – I just need the time and the weather. Needless to say I really like this image.

  4. I was looking a OP and saw your link. This photo is pretty cool. It gives me a sense of mystery. It feels like it would be a great place to film one of those scary scenes in a movie.

  5. Hi Bill,

    I’ve been following your exploits in OP but this my first time commenting on your blog. As I browsed through your portfolios, I was pleased to see that some of my images bear a little resemblance to yours (motion blurs and such). Hopefully, that means there is still hope for this ol’ graybeard.

    I really like this image a lot. The pines make a perfect subject. The lines they present are outstanding. And the fog adds that bit of mystery to the image that is only reinforced by the black and white treatment. All I can say is “well done!”

  6. Hi Bill,
    The image has a nice, subtle, play of lines and textures. Being predominantly middle tones compliments this subtle quality. The longer I view the image,the more depth I see, drawing my eyes in to explore the details. What appears at first glance to not be one of your stronger images, in turn, reveals it’s sublte beauty with further meditation. This characteristic would support the books’ title well. I assume this is a crop from the full frame?
    Best regards,
    Mark
    BTW – thanks you for the continued source of inspiration and knowledge you share through this website and your articles. I cannot thank you enough for the inspiration it provides.

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