09.01.2015 A foggy foil for yesterday’s post

Another month to flip on the calendars…we have one in every room, so lots to flip.  Hopefully, the calendar change brings the autumn weather that will be a bit of relief from the heat and humidity, although we may see a few 90° days in the next few.  But some leaves are beginning to turn which is a good sign.  I much prefer autumn.

And, in a cool scene, here’s some Quabbin fog from a few weeks back.

Quabbin-Fog-Gate-37-081615-700WebI was attracted to the receding visibility as well as the peaceful calm nature of the scene.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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21 Responses to 09.01.2015 A foggy foil for yesterday’s post

  1. You’re fortunate to get to play with fog as often as you do. It’s uncommon in central Texas.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    That is a thick soup you have there. Don’t get lost as you navigate for the best shot.

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  3. The image is so moody; I love how you’ve taken what is in front of you and made it into art that engages.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The scene is calm and peaceful, indeed, but I have to confess it raises a bit of anxiety for me. It so perfectly captures the experience of sailing in fog.

    It’s easy enough to identify the tree on the right; even its reflection is there to confirm its identity. But the middle one? Is that a tree, too? And what about that dim shape on the far left? Is that a tree on shore, or a vessel on the water?

    It’s a perfect capture of receding visibility. I’m just glad I’m looking at it in your photo, and not trying to sort it out in real time!

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    • Your comment reminds me of a more positive experience. Many years ago I had the opportunity to pilot a sailboat with some considerable help from my girlfriend’s father and a compass. When we set out the weather was fair but the return trip saw a thick fog bank move in. It was quite exhilarating to wend our way through the fog and other vessels directly into the proper slip…I think that’s the correct term. I was probably too young to appreciate the reality of sailing in fog.
      Although sailing was not on my mind as I made this image, what you have seen as far as the effect on visibility is just what I visualized as I composed and exposed the image.

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      • shoreacres says:

        Of course, around here we have the Houston Ship Channel to contend with, along with a couple of big anchorages and the intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Ship Channel. There’s no room for error when you’re playing around the big boys. They can’t stop.

        Even night sailing in good conditions demands alertness, but it surely is fun. One of the best photographers in the area is Lou Vest, a Ship Channel pilot. He’s done some cool time-lapse videos of night runs — like this one. At 2:44, the pretty bridge is the Fred Hartman. If you hopped up on the bridge, turned right, and kept going for about 20 minutes, you’d be at my place.

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      • Those cranes loading the barge seemed like robots with the time lapse…maybe they are robots? I like time lapses, just don’t do them. I’ve enough mental lapses to keep me busy.
        Yeah, my little sailing adventure didn’t involve tankers and freighters. I doubt I’d have been allowed to pilot in such a situation.

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  5. Lyle Krahn says:

    That fog just oozes calm. Great shot.

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  6. krikitarts says:

    It’s been quite a while since I had a good fog to work with, and I almost always love it when I do. Although I must admit that I’d rather be in familiar woods than on an open stretch of water when it happens. I hope for a few opportunities up north this autumn. Love your image.

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    • Thanks.
      There are days when I am in a constant fog, Gary. My one good experience sailing in fog doesn’t confuse the possibility of danger. I’d rather be looking at it than sailing or driving through it.

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  7. Andrew says:

    I love this Steve. So simple but so well conceived. I also like mist / fog. Starting soon here!

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  8. In Lake County, years ago, we used to have lots of fog. It would roll off the wetlands and drift across roads that weren’t all paved yet. Wetlands drained and populated with miles of beige mcmansions strip-malls, country roads widened and paved, the fog is gone. Except, obviously, in the pea-brains of the developers and county commissioners who allowed all this to happen. In my next life I plan to come back as dictator, and forbid that kind of nonsense. And keep my fog.

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    • Yeah, it’s really a shame the lack of imagination exhibited by planners and architects…at least in our opinion. What passes for beautiful architecture and thoughtful planning impresses some but I find it devoid of soul and restorative purpose.

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful photo, Steve

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