Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Fog

Tall Timbers in the Fog-2
The Washington DC area woke up to a dense blanket of fog on Thanksgiving.  I had made no plans to shoot that day, but with the amazingly luscious fog, I had no choice but to pack up the camera and take advantage of this beautiful event.  Sometime in the future I will post another entry on how weather affects my photography and my choices to shoot; it plays a big role.
Dock to nowhere
The photographs featured in this post all come from Southern Maryland and will likely contribute to my ongoing project of On the Water in Southern Maryland.  I am naturally drawn to water related photography, but the gift of Thanksgiving fog made my morning of shooting that much better.
Bridge into the fog
In my opinion, photography that features fog as a prominent component makes the question of color vs. black and white a non-decision.  The fog generally introduces a gradual transition in black and white tones that I want to feature without the distraction of color. 
Boat in Saint Mary's
Fog offers a number of advantages; diffuse soft light, a mood of solitude, mystery, and it evokes a sense of inquisitiveness in the subjects that are either partially obscured or causes to fade into the distance such as the photograph of the bridge.
So here is my recommendation; if you see fog, strap on the camera, and shoot!
Have fun, and make some great photography!

1 comment:

  1. I love the 3rd image in the series. I think i'm becoming a sucker for reflective photos... I'll probably have to try a few of my own!