Saturday, August 27, 2011

NOT QUITE EARLY FOG


A half-hour before daylight, when I checked the day's weather forecast on my iPod, I saw early fog on the agenda. Great, I said to myself, maybe I can get some neat foggy photos from along the river. 

I made coffee and readied my gear. Then, as the morning sun began to creep over the eastern horizon, I looked out at the pool and riffle in front of the cottage. Naturally, I expected an indistinct view, thanks to that prognosticated blanket of luminous fog.

What? Where's that silky, mysterious fog I was promised? There wasn't even a hint of thin mist hanging above the water! I'd been hoodwinked, misled, deceived and deluded once again by those dastardly weather diviners.

And so, not willing to let a morning photo outing escape so easily,  I went looking up the hill and thence up the road. And the best image I found was the one above, of the just-risen sun shining through what could be fog, or might be nothing more than the usual exhalation mist of woods and dewy grass along the edge of a small copse. A pretty image, regardless.
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14 comments:

Bonnie said...

A glorious image Grizz!

Makes me want to step inside your photograph, stand in the middle of the golden light, and allow every cell in my body to soak up whatever mysterious energies it might exude.

There must surely be some magical, little Irish fairies hidden in the margins of that gold-lit expanse.

Please let me know when you plan to hold a photography retreat - I will follow you anywhere, just to learn from the master.

Gail said...

HI GRIZZ - the image is nothing short of divine :-) I love the golden mist on the trees and earth and - it is so new and awakening hallelujah!

we are finishing the last bits of taking down outside hanging things and securing the grill, etc - we are picking my Mom up from dialysis at 2:00 and then it's get back home in time to hunker down'. See you after the surge
Love to you
Gail
peace......

Grizz………… said...

Bonnie…

Purely the magic of backlight…though perhaps I should have looked closer for leprechauns. And not a difficult shot to make—almost point and shoot.

Hey, we can trade practical knowledge—my modest shooting skills for your accomplished PhotoShop savvy.

Grizz………… said...

Gail…

You definitely need to get things taken care of and buttoned down—Irene is creeping your way, and you're going to be pounded by wind and rain. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care.

Thank you re. the photo; I'm glad you liked it.

Robin said...

My God. It's beautiful!

Grizz………… said...

Robin…

Thank you—it was beautiful. Moreover, from now through October, such morning shows are pretty regular…one of fall's best features.

AfromTO said...

Great I was getting tired of closeups-we all need a bit of a vista or landcape view once in a while-evokes more of a story.

Arija said...

Such a wonderful golden morning and so worth your while to go looking.

Grizz………… said...

AfromTO…

Hey, I runs 'em as I shoots 'em…more or less. Moreover, I agree, though the turtles shot (two posts back) wasn't a close-up or midrange shot—or at least wasn't taken with ME being close to the subject. But, I get your point and will try and mix it up a bit more, though keep in mind I LIKE close-ups and do a lot of 'em, and…well, I guess we've come full circle.

Grizz………… said...

Arija…

I like morning light—in general, prefer it to twilight. My problem is managing to get out early enough because of feeding my critters (Ladylove and dog) a good breakfast and just general undercaffeinated inertia; I'm up, but it often takes my body awhile to acknowledge the fact.

KGMom said...

The sun rays shining through the trees providing shafts of light--deLIGHTful.

George said...

This is a stunning image, Grizz! The light reminds me of some of those large landscape paintings done in the 19th century by Albert Bierstadt. Have a good week, as I hope to, now that the Irene has passed.

Grizz………… said...

KGMom…

Thank you. Certainly a better "mood" shot than anything I found along the river which didn't have a wisp of mist or fog.

Grizz………… said...

George…

Hope Irene spared you any downed trees or other damage.

Thank you re. pix. Being mentioned in the same breath as Albert Bierstadt is more than flattering as I've admired his work for years. Bierstadt is truly one of the real "painters of light."