Into the Fog

Earlier this week we had an entire day with heavy fog, so I thought it would be a fun time to go out and take photos. First I tried shooting our driveway, but it wasn’t quite foggy enough. I really like my red bows though, don’t you? I think this will be prettier when we have snow.

Bows on trees

This is what you see as you come along our driveway through the woods.

I knew the metropark would have denser fog because of the 500 acre lake in the middle of it, so I headed over there with one of my red bows tucked in my camera bag. And I was not disappointed….

trees in fog

A trio of bare trees

The lake was virtually invisible, even when I was standing on the beach a few yards away from the shore. Not much to photograph there other than the 182 gulls resting and preening. (Yes, I actually counted them. It’s one of the hazards of being an eBirder…you feel the need to count birds everywhere you go!)

Gulls in the fog on beach with log (800x533)

Next I walked over to the golf course, one of the few areas of the park I’d never visited before. And this is where I got my best shots — and had the best experience too. It was the first time I’d ever walked in such heavy fog and I found it eerie and exciting. Firstly, it was quiet. Very quiet. Sort of like after a heavy snowfall, but somehow different. The air was very similar though, so damp and heavy. But the fact that I couldn’t see very far around me added another dimension to the experience. My area of vision was limited to a circle of  maybe 50 yards diameter. As I walked, this imaginary circle moved with me and things disappeared as if they were slowly being erased. I could see vague outlines of trees in the distance and watch them become more defined as I got closer. It was so surreal.

This is why I brought the bow along….isn’t it pretty?

Red bow on golf course tree in fog

Don’t worry, no nails were used!

After about 90 minutes of fun in the fog, with hair damp and frizzed out, I headed home. On my way out of the park I spotted 25 turkeys heading into the trees to roost. They’re always skittish birds, so I snapped this one quickly without getting out of the car. I didn’t want to scare them as they were settling down for the night. It was a pretty awesome sight though.

Gobble gobble!!

Those thin branches don’t look strong enough to support such big birds, but apparently the turkeys know what they’re doing. Gobble gobble!

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7 Responses to Into the Fog

  1. Pingback: Foggy Day in the Park | Nature Is My Therapy

  2. Hi Kim. Just got a chance to read this. I love these pictures–you captured the feelings evoked by the fog and mist! The red bows really stand out and make a statement that pierces the heart. You are truly an artist with the camera. Thank you for sharing your foggy adventure–felt like I was there. 🙂

  3. Debbie P says:

    very cool sis… you have an eye for nature. I love to see it through your eyes.

  4. I never would have thought of taking fog pictures. They are beautiful. You captured the eeriness perfectly! Kamloops has had fog the last two days, which is unusual for us. Your post has inspired me to go take some pictures. It just needs to hang in there until this afternoon so I can head out with my camera. I love your red bows!

  5. littlesundog says:

    Wow! Great photographs! Fog is a lot of fun to work with, especially if the sun is streaking or filtering through. The photo of the gulls on the beach is beautiful… and of course I love the turkey photo too! Isn’t it fun to take time to observe nature in an unusual environment? Weather gives us some interesting scenarios.

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