Thanks Critter. I finally figured out that if most of Al Horner's great shots have morning mist, maybe I should adopt the same strategy.
Using mist in forest photography is a widely acknowledged strategy, I'm just late to the game. And by the way, I finally followed your advice and bought stocking foot waders and wading boots. I've used them a few times but find them less convenient than hip waders, especially when answering the call of nature. Still, when water is deep, they are the only things that work.
How can I buy a print of the first one? I'll take something else iff the wall so I can look at yours. You are better than good.Holy crap Jon, that first one belongs in The Louve. A new side to your artistry