05.29.2020 Fog Friday

Before walking in to photograph the lady’s slippers on Tuesday, I spent some time enjoying the fog hanging over the water at Atkins Reservoir. It was comfortably cool after Monday’s 80Β°+ and the water vapor was rising as I watched. There are a few places I’ve photographed like this with the land projecting out into the water allowing the trees to stand out.

I guess I enjoy shooting these foggy landscapes because they reflect my general life condition.

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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25 Responses to 05.29.2020 Fog Friday

  1. Your last line is funny.

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  2. Lovely moody vision, Steve. The portait works really well.

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  3. Like fog, here’s to it lifting soon.

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  4. Nice Steve! Love the last sentence! And I agree with it!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    Your last line reminded me of one of Sara Teasdale’s poems. She wrote one called “Gray Fog,” but this one, titled “White Fog,” seems better here:

    Heaven-invading hills are drowned
    In wide moving waves of mist,
    Phlox before my door are wound
    In dripping wreaths of amethyst.

    Ten feet away the solid earth
    Changes into melting cloud,
    There is a hush of pain and mirth,
    No bird has heart to speak aloud.

    Here in a world without a sky,
    Without the ground, without the sea,
    The one unchanging thing is I,
    Myself remains to comfort me.

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    • We are who we are and the healthiest response is to accept that. Yet again, you have introduced me to a writer, poet or otherwise, with whom I am not familiar. I enjoyed the reading and guess I should look for more. Thanks, Linda.

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  6. Mike Powell says:

    I really like the soft and peaceful mood of this image, Steve. The reflection enhances the image a lot, though I couldn’t help but chuckle as I thought about how you violated the “rule” that says you should not have a horizon line in the center of the image. Rules are made to be broken. πŸ™‚

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    I’ve come to believe that last sentence, realizing our general sense of fogginess with life, is perhaps a sign of growing maturity. Scary thought, I know. But I’m pleased you enjoy shooting these because I enjoy viewing them!

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    • Quite often friends and co-workers when experiencing my state of fogginess will say “typical Steve”. Sometimes the most obvious things are lost on me. It’s better than my usual anger and irritation at some of what my fellow human beings perpetrate. πŸ™‚
      I much prefer foggy landscapes over blue skies even if they are filled with fluffy clouds…not that I refuse to photograph those given the opportunity. Thanks, Todd.

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  8. You’re a riot, Steve. The photograph is beautiful.

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Hehe, I think I may just be a bit familiar with that ‘life condition’, especially ‘cos I first read the title as ‘Frog Friday’… πŸ™‚ Lovely, gentle mood to the image.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Love your last line! πŸ˜‰ Beautiful image, true statement for all of us.

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  11. krikitarts says:

    I wish we had enough fog here that I could start a Fog Friday category.

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