Archive for the ‘Fog’ Category

It was the fog that woke me, trailing insistent fingers against my bedroom window, urging me to wake up.

I resisted, burrowed deeper into my bed, but one glimpse of those foggy tendrils grabbed me, pulled me out of my cocoon, and sent me in search of my camera.

Because everyone wants to be wandering around in the fields an hour before sunrise, right?

As usual, I really didn’t know what I was looking for and the first three or four dozen shots I took proved that. I kept walking. Then, I started to play with the ribbons of fog as they wound through the trees and fields.

And then fog around the abandoned farm site.

And then, the first peachy hues of the approaching sun.

And then… And then…

An oddly-stacked gallery from that morning walk, but I found that I was most happy with slices of the landscape, rather than full-on traditional ratios. Please click on any image to view the shots in a gallery format.

One more shot to share. I was out for a little more than an hour and returned home pretty satisfied with my morning’s work. Came in through the back patio doors, put down my camera, took off my wet shoes…and glanced back outside to see this display over my flower garden:

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Sunrise plus lingering fog, all filtered through the trees, equals WOW!

 

Six images

The abandoned farm around the corner. There’s a tear-down in progress, though I’ve never seen anyone working at the site.

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I think these last two ladder shots have a little Wyeth vibe going for them.

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Monday was “Fog and Trees Day” for your friend, Wabi Sabi. I opened the morning in the arboretum with mighty oaks, hungry turkeys and light fog and a few hours later moved into much thicker fog and many acres of fir trees on a Christmas Tree farm in Kewaunee County.

This place should be renamed Leading Lines Tree Farm, a Photographer’s Delight.

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I’ve been here before (and in the fog) and the pure orderly arrangement of perfectly trimmed trees makes my head swim. 

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In a good way.

No matter what angle you take for viewing, it is a pure visual delight. The fog adds another element, blurring rows in the distance and creating a grainy overlay on images.

Click on any picture below to view this set as a gallery.

And a squirrel. There was a squirrel, too, but he zipped out of the frame just as I took the picture.

As I said, Still Life with Turkeys and Fog.

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Geese. Did I mention the geese? They were huge and flying low and loud (I could hear them long before they appeared over the tree line) but shooting directly up into a foggy gray sky produced more of…hmmm…an impression of geese rather than solid images.

The junkyard will return momentarily. Think of this post as a photographic sorbet before the next course.

 

Seven images

Last of the shots from my foggy morning walk to the Wabi Sabi farm:

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I thought this image should stand alone.

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6 images

Yesterday’s outbuilding unveiled.

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In this series, the fog is a visible presence.

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If you would like to place this building in context, the final shot is from a post I did in early August.

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Next time: Hey! What about that big red building?