Thursday, September 01, 2011

Fog

As autumn approaches the opportunity for foggy morning shots increases.  Calm mornings where the air temperature is below that of the ground creates the perfect conditions for ground fog in low lying areas and even more so over bodies of warm water.

Tuesday morning was a calm 50 degrees and with the surface water temperature a warm 65 heavy fog blanketed the lake.  As the sun rose in the eastern sky it reflected off of the calm surface of the waters in a surreal way. 

The warming ray of the sun created updrafts that soon began wafting the fog upward, slowly exposing the encircling mountain. 

But the best image of the morning came when all that remained was a low cloud obscuring the breastwall.  The beauty was incredible, sky, fog and land meets water, reflecting perfectly in mirror image. 

These are the moments I live for, those fleeting moments of incredible natural beauty.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

truly beautiful. my favorite is the 1st.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome captures. the first and last are my favorites.

Lois Evensen said...

They are all beautiful. So nice.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow!That last shot is awesome.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful shots! Love that last one.

Arija said...

Superb! Fog makes for great pictures.

Elaine said...

Fantastic shots! Those fleeting moments of such beauty are hard to capture, but even when we just observe them without a camera they live in our mind's eye and feed our souls. Nothing man can create could be as beautiful.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photos.

Regards!

Meggie said...

You certainly captured Mother Nature looking her most beautiful.

Lady Fi said...

Oh wow! These captures are breathtaking! Really magical.