Tuesday, May 18, 2010

(Day 138) In the early morning fog ...

Well, sometimes things aren't really the way they appear, are they. Just like a story sometimes has another side to it. We're wise not to jump to conclusions too quickly, even when things seem pretty obvious to us.

Take this photo for example. I got outside fairly early this morning and made a few photos. Things certainly looked foggy, at least through the lens. Turns out that the warm humid air outside condensed on the lens as I brought the camera out of an air-conditioned room. In my hurry I didn't wait for it to get acclimatized. However, I thought the effect was neat so I decided to post this one.

(50mm  f8  1/250 sec  ISO200)
















Just to show you that it was a beautiful clear day, however, I'll post this shot which was made minutes later - after I'd cleared the lens by holding it up to the sunlight.

(50mm  f8  1/320 sec  ISO200)

12 comments:

Photog Ave said...

Both are really cool!

I do like the effect in 1 and the perspective and color in 2.

Great work!
['รด ] Avery

Katherine said...

The same thing happens to my sunnies when i get out of the air conditioned car ... cool effect! You do have some gorgeous clear sky's there!! Cheers Rick

S. Etole said...

what a serendipitous capture ...

darlin said...

What a way to take a beautiful shot, who would have thought that a bit of fog on a lens could make a photo look so beautiful! Tell ya what though, I won't try that one, my luck I'll find a way to ruin my lens!

It sure looks like you had a glorious day, so calm and warm, Wonderful photos as usual Rick.

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - thank you Avery. I'm usually not up early enough in the day to catch 'real' fog! :)

Rick said...

@Katherine - LOL; yes I noticed that too, later. The weather was great - 95F (35C) !!

Rick said...

@S. Etole - that it truly was Susan!

Rick said...

@darlin - that's what I thought at first too when I looked through the lens - thought it was inside the camera. Then I figured I may as well try some shots before 'fixing the problem' - glad I did.

bonifer said...

You have put a new 'light' on fog, nicely done!! I love the tree branch too..

Krista said...

Both are magnificent! I like shooting with a foggy lens, actually! I shoot with a filter at all times - either a polarizer or just a UV Filter so sometimes I will fog it up on purpose just for fun!

I love going out early in the mornings too. It's my favourite time of day; and also there is more wildlife out and about I find!

Rick said...

@bonifer - nice pun :) Thanks for your comment!

Rick said...

@Krista - I'd never tried that before, nor was it 'on purpose' this time, but I'll keep it stored in the back of my mind (which is really cluttered, but that's another story). And my early mornings tend to also not be 'on purpose' :)