Posted: November 25, 2013 in Canon 7D, Details, Ducks, Fall, Fog, Green Bay, Photography, Reflections, Wabi Sabi, Water, Wisconsin

A lesson that I learn over and over is that I can’t impose my will on a scene that I am photographing. When I try to, the results might be technically perfect but thoroughly uninspired.

I had a lot of thoughts about what I wanted to do when I was wandering around in the fog last week, but it wasn’t until I slowed down and listened that I found what I was looking for.

These narrow slices, like yesterday’s, feel as though they are either complete poems or choice lines.


There was no sun.  Fog blurred the line between sky and Bay.


By overexposing the shots to remove all but a suggestion of water, we’re left with a pale canvas to showcase reeds, rocks and waterfowl.


I didn’t arrange the scenery. There were patterns here all along. I just had to wait for them to make themselves known.


As always, these panoramic shots are best viewed at full-sized.

    • Thank you, JustDeb. Where are you camping in Wisconsin?

      • JustDeb says:

        Not camping. We live right next to a campground about an hour north of Green Bay. It is where I walk/run/bike and take most of my photos. I especially love it now because the only campers I will see this week are a couple hunters who are never at their campsite.

      • Oh! That’s cool–one of my favorite places to walk is at Bayshore Park, maybe 10 minutes north of my house. This fall, there were always wood fires going at various sites and it was a great smell-track for a brisk fall walk. Now it’s closed to campers and mostly deserted, so I need to grab a walking partner before I go.

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Yes, listen and be rewarded. Wonderful images, Patricia.

  2. A lesson for the ages that never ages.

  3. Jean Harper says:

    Really love these images. Abstract or not, what to look at…. SUPER!

  4. WOW! Love These!!! Absolutely Beautiful!

  5. John says:

    Really nice … I have to constantly learn that lesson too, to slow down, and just listen (or “see”)…

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