I got up at 3:30 this morning with a plan to photograph the Eta Aquarids meteor shower but that didn’t work out. Possibly I should have risen at 2, but there didn’t seem to be much activity although I did see one in my yard before leaving. I probably just got to my chosen spot too late for a dark enough sky. So on to plan B.
I’ve photographed Harvard Pond many times as I mentioned in a recent post. Once I made an image with some nice colorful fog at sunrise and was hoping for that today. It didn’t quite turn out as planned, but I think I did get a nice shot or two none the less.
When I first arrived there was some nice color in the sky above the tree line and the fog was rolling across the pond. I posted a quick iPhone snap on Facebook but I think this image from the SLR works even better.
Please be sure to click the image for a larger view.
I still had hopes for some color to tint the fog but it takes a while for the sun to reach the top of the tree line and by then most of the color had dissipated. I would have liked the rays to be a bit better defined but I am satisfied with my second shot just the same.One of the reasons I, and others as well, return to favorite spots is the variety of light and the way the environment changes with time. It isn’t often you will see things looking just the same on return trips. One of my favorite artists is Katsushika Hokusai who created many different views of Mount Fuji. I have a few different subjects with this type series in mind.