Morning fog on the lake

Our fall has continued dry, yet yesterday morning I awoke to a thickness of fog hanging in the air.  I grabbed my camera and drove about five miles north to one of our urban lakes.  The further north I went the thinner the fog, until I arrived at the lake with blue skies and a beautiful sunrise.  I was a bit bummed that I wasn’t getting the fog that I was hoping for, but I continued to photograph the lake and the fall colors.  After about 30 minutes the setting changed, and the fog enveloped the far shore, then rolled across the lake from south to north.  The atmosphere was just what I was hoping for.  As I waited the fisherman moved closer to the point and I made this image.  Two minutes later the fog had thickened even more and the fisherman was not visible and the even the reflections were hidden behind the fog.  As fleeting and unpredictable as it can be, I love the ethereal and softening effect that fog can give to an image.

12 thoughts on “Morning fog on the lake

  1. Tammy October 21, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    Beautiful Linda….. I knew you would once again capture the moment 🙂

    • lindastaatsphoto October 21, 2012 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks, Tammy – and you even had a “preview” of what the photo was going to be. At least my photo this week wasn’t of snow. Yet…..

  2. Doris Steeg October 21, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Linda, That is an “oh wow” photo, congratulations on a spectacular capture, Hope you are able to reap much financial reward from it, in addition to enormous personal satisfaction!

    • lindastaatsphoto October 22, 2012 / 8:29 pm

      The personal satisfaction is huge, Doris. You know how you’re someplace and you press the camera shutter and inside you say “yes!”? This was that moment. Here’s hoping we both have many more of those moments.

  3. Margaret October 22, 2012 / 9:35 am

    got it!

  4. joani October 22, 2012 / 10:57 am

    Now that is what and image should be. I didn’t guess on this one. We had good colors and a fun trip to the Carbon River for image making was a plus. Now to the edit.
    Thank you……..

    • lindastaatsphoto October 22, 2012 / 8:23 pm

      Thanks, Joani. Hope this is a good representation of what Minnesota is all about!

  5. Linda October 22, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    You would think it was snow if not for the reflection…Very cool…

    • lindastaatsphoto October 22, 2012 / 8:08 pm

      Snow maybe, except for the fall colors on the trees. Although we certainly have had snow when the colors were still brilliant. Just hope that doesn’t happen this year. Thanks, Linda!

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