Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fog

Fog can obscure subjects, particularly for the wildlife photographer, but it can also be used to the photographer's advantage. 

This shot was made quite early today with a light rain falling as Willard and I watched a meadow hoping for rutting whitetails to appear.  Hunting whitetails is always somewhat of a mystery.  Will I see any deer?  If so, how many?  Will any be bucks?  If so, how big?  Will I get the shot?   For me, this image of a mountain meadow shrouded in fog captures the mystery of the hunt.

 
Without the fog this scene captured earlier in the fall would not have gotten a second glance.  However with the suns rays illuminating the wisp of lingering fog an otherwise everyday scene in Pennsylvania's elk country becomes an image of beauty.

4 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous.

TexWisGirl said...

both are beautiful. i love the rich colors of the meadow grass in the first one. :)

heyBJK said...

Beautiful! I love the second photo!

Montanagirl said...

Both shots are really nice.