12.15.16 Sunrise over Reservoir Smoke

I don’t know whether reservoir smoke is a real thing, at least in the language, but the fog that rises from a warm ocean on a very cold day is known as sea smoke. Sunday was very cold, as I mentioned in the last post.  Tomorrow morning is to be even colder with the morning temperature about 0°F with a breeze giving us wind chills in the -20° range.


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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23 Responses to 12.15.16 Sunrise over Reservoir Smoke

  1. Stephen, this is spectacular. We Great Lakes people are also experiencing sea smoke this past week as we transition from a warm fall to the polar vortex. It never fails to enthrall, and you have captured its beauty and mystery.
    I don’t always comment , but I always enjoy your work., and I’m grateful to you for contributing something so special to my life.
    Merry Christmas!

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    • Thanks very much for that, Jan. I appreciate when folks let me know that my images bring pleasure.
      I would enjoy experiencing the Great Lakes in winter…I think. One of my blog acquaintances posts some amazing ice images from there.


  2. TK says:

    I love the fog and the sunrise colors. Well done. I’ve been looking for a scene like this for a while. I’ll keep looking…

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Such a warm view of such a cold spot. It’s truly beautiful. The tops of the clouds remind me of the wind blowing the tops off the waves in Steve’s Moro bay photos today, but the bottoms are just as lovely, with those fine tendrils of fog hanging down.

    I was thinking about sea smoke this morning. Our water temperature’s been holding between 60-64F, but on the weekend we’re forecast to have a thirty degree temperature drop: from 75 to 45. If all the conditions are right, that could do it.

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    • I hope your forecast holds and you do get some smoke, Linda. I imagine you could make some interesting images with those boats along your shoreline.
      It’s amazing how different events in nature can often resemble others.


  4. The scene looks ethereal with the rising fog and a background of glorious colors. Simply beautiful. I’ve never seen a fog that looks like clouds. Magnificent photography.

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  5. It’s hard to take this cold. I really hate it. You’re beautiful image here, though, I really think is smashing. I hadn’t heard of fog called sea smoke before. That’s fun.

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    • I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but I do have a love/hate relationship with the cold. Basically I do hate it more, but love what it does to water and the images I am able to make as a result. Now…if I should get a chance for a sun dog I’d happily freeze my butt off. 🙂


  6. Jim Ruebush says:

    Very nice scene. We had that 0˚temp this morning. Sunday morning will be colder.

    Stay warm.

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Steve! The color, the fog, those couple of trees sticking up a little on the left, very nice.

    It’s definitely getting colder, though we might be 20 degrees or so warmer than you. And we’re supposed to be back up close to 60 by Sunday early morning. It’s looking like a rainy weekend down here.

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  8. drawandshoot says:

    So serene and gorgeous!

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  9. Chris G. says:

    Those are beautiful pictures, for sure! I love watching the morning fog as the sun comes up. There is a park near me that I go to early in the morning, and there is usually a waist-deep “carpet” of fog that rolls down a nearby hill. It has a very calming effect on me and helps me prepare for my day. Thank you very much for sharing!

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