11.01.2020-2 Frozen Fog

Aka rime, the meadow in front of me that I was shooting when the heron dropped in was filled with a fine fog that froze on contact to much of the grasses and branches.

There was little color to be seen so monochrome was the way to go. I’ve expressed a little bit of artistic license in the processing.

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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20 Responses to 11.01.2020-2 Frozen Fog

  1. I clicked so that everything outside the picture turned black and accentuated the airborne and frozen fog.

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Your artistic license works really well here! Great image that reminds me of some very, very cold mornings… 🙂

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  3. melissabluefineart says:


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  4. Todd Henson says:

    Very nice, I like this one. Keep using that artistic license!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    This is lovely. Do I detect some white ‘vignietting’? However you did it, it works wonderfully well.
    Speaking of fog, very early Sunday morning I saw some fog bows for only the second time. It was just after sunrise, the ground fog was about three or four feet deep, and the light shining through it created the loveliest colors. There was no way to capture it, but I certainly enjoyed seeing it.

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    • Good for you! At least you got to experience it. There are two atmospheric phenomena I have yet to witness. Fog bow is one and a sun dog the other. I am sure there are more but those are the two that stand out in my mind that I have pursued. It takes a very cold sunrise with the air full of fine ice crystals for a parhelion.I’ll keep looking.

      I filled a Photoshop layer with white then painted it out with a soft brush to create the look I was after. The foreground was filled with dried grasses which were nice as well but this was what I wanted. I am glad you enjoyed it, Linda.

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      • shoreacres says:

        I can’t believe you haven’t seen sun dogs. That’s the phenomenon I see most often; they’re relatively common here in winter. I wonder why that is. Maybe it’s too cold where you are, or maybe our higher humidity even in winter allows for their more frequent formation. Interesting.

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      • I can’t either. I certainly put myself in position to but so far nada. One of my favorite spots for sunrise, as I am sure you know, is the lookout in New Salem with North Quabbin in front of me. That location is very good for moist air being foggy quite often in warmer weather. You’d expect there to be plenty of ice crystals in the air to help with the phenomenon but not to date, at least in my presence. I’ll keep looking.

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      • shoreacres says:

        You know, I’ve never seen one at sunrise or sunset. When I see them, it’s usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. That has to have something to do with the angle of the sun, but I’m not smart enough to figure it out.

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      • If you aren’t, which I am skeptical about, then I am certainly not. 🙂

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  6. Purely magical, Steve! I really like the ambience you have created with this image.

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