Monday, October 27, 2014

Shrouded In Fog - Part 1

Recently, we had a morning with thick fog and it was beautiful. Since the guys were gone to a church workday, the girls and I went on a photo shoot. The world seems different, when shrouded in fog.... there is a quietness, a sense of being in a strange place even when it is familiar. 

If we lived with fog often, it would lose its appeal for me, but since we rarely have fog, a day like this causes great excitement for my kids and I as we all want to be out in it, taking pictures. My husband doesn't see the appeal of going out in it, although he loves looking at the pictures later and is surprised at the "amazing" pictures we are able to take. :)


 There is a little lake at this park in the country and the fog was heavier here.... especially as we drove lower in the park.

The park is usually rather busy, but we had it pretty much to ourselves...


 Such a mysterious look... trees up close showed color while those a bit further back are only shadows in the misty fog.

There is such a softness to everything... and just a hint of the sun hiding somewhere out beyond the fog.

















At times, the girls and I walked in the quietness. Everything was so wet with dew dripping.... the dew was so heavy that the kids had heard it going down the gutter downspout at home... that is a lot of water for dew! 

 It was quiet... and yet, the longer we stayed, the more we started to hear a bird call through the fog here and there. 
 In some places, the fog was so thick we couldn't see far at all... and only a shadowy object appeared as if there was nothing behind it... 


In other places, the fog thinned allowing more visibility for a time before the window closed back up.




 I love scenes like this... where the first tree is quite visible and the next tree is softly visible through the fog... then in the background, you can just barely make out the slide on the playground as a shadowed silhouette.



As the sun started to try to break through the clouds, a new look was added...  still mysterious...  still quiet and unfamiliar.... and still utterly beautiful.


Finally, one side of the lake came into view... only minutes earlier, it was totally invisible.
 
The other side of the lake remained hidden, although the fog cleared enough to see the dock.

 This dock seems to stretch out to nothingness as the lake is totally shrouded in fog on this side.  The dock almost looks to be a structure out over a cliff, rather than just a dock out on the lake. 

















 It was a beautiful and enjoyable time out with my girls. I took about 500 pictures and had a hard time culling them down to only a few...  I will be doing a second post with more of the pictures (no, there won't be 500 on the post! :)  .... hopefully in the next couple of days. :)  I hope you will return to see them.  Thank you for visiting.  I hope you have a great week. 

To see the next blog post about fog, called Through The Fog, click here.  



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44 comments:

  1. Beautiful! It was such a fun time! <3

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    1. Yes, it was... and I know you took a LOT of pictures also. :)

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  2. Wow! Beautiful photography! It must have been wonderful to capture those moments together with your girls too!

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    1. Thank you.... yes, it was a "making memories" time. :)

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  3. That is beautiful! I especially love that photo with the dock. so cool!
    Have a great day!
    ~Katie @ liliesofgrace.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely photos!

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  5. This is just a lovely, beautiful post, thank you for sharing it on Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you! So glad for the link up also... thank you for visiting. :)

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  6. Culling photos is a never-ending job, isn't it?! These photos are stunning. There's something very creepy about playgrounds in fog...! I adore the one of the autumn tree on the left with the wide road sweeping out of view - gorgeous composition.

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    1. That's for sure! There are always the hard decisions about photos. Thank you for the thoughtful and encouraging comments. :)

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  7. So beautiful and peaceful and mysterious! Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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    1. Thank you.... and thank you for the feature. :) I'm so glad you visited.

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  8. Oh these pictures make me homesick! I currently live in Phoenix--we don't see fog. In Nebraska, foggy mornings were some of my favorite. Everything seemed quieter and still--almost unnerving, but beautiful!

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    1. I can imagine that I would miss these scenes if I moved also. :) There is something special about those quiet foggy mornings. :)

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  9. Your pictures are gorgeous! We have lots of fog this time of year and I've never really taken the time to appreciate the beauty of it. Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Starting this week, we will no longer be visiting you, instead we will be pinning each and every link. We want to give you more exposure! Hope to see you again this week!!

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    1. Thank you... I hope you are able to start noticing the beauty in the fog... I am sometimes surprised at the beauty all around us that is so easy to overlook. Thank you for visiting and for the link up party. :)

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  10. Once again such beautiful photographs. Thanks for linking up at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  11. What gorgeous pictures! They look otherwordly!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you... I really like the misty look. :)

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  12. Fog is mysterious and magical - love your photos.

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    1. It does change the look of things... thank you so much! :)

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    1. It was an interesting look w/ the fog.

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    1. Thank you... I was glad to get those shots. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  15. Wonderful! I always like foggy photos!

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    1. I do too... it just really changes the feel of a scene and makes it extra special.

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  16. I agree - very beautiful. And it's not just that it must have been beautiful at the time but you have managed to convey this to us. After all, the trees might have come out just as blurry blobs instead of tracery.

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    1. Thank you... what a beautiful comment.... and so encouraging. I am so glad you stopped by. Thank you.

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  17. I am your newest follower. Fog images are so eerie. I love it!

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    1. Welcome! I'm so glad you are following!! I do like fog pictures... and I love to be out in it finding all sorts of photo treasures. :) So good to hear from you.

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  18. Mist and fog always make for great atmospheric shots

    Mollyx

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    1. Yes, they make for an interesting photo. :)

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  19. What stunning photographs! I agree that the dock look like it is suspended above a cliff. Thank you for sharing this beauty at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you... I really liked the optical illusion that the dock presented. :) Thank you for visiting.. and for the party.

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  20. What lovely photos! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you... I do enjoy taking photos of fog... since we so rarely get it... :)

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