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A "Fog-Sunny" Transition

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 29 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Here is the progression of the scene we saw two days ago, panned just a bit to the left and a bit later in the morning. And again, believe it or not, this is a color image. Here. the fog has just begun to dissipate and the sun starts to do it's job. Later the day became mostly sunny until late afternoon when clouds returned, but not so much fog.

The entire Pacific Northwest and British Columbia are filled with daily scenes that are just phenomenal. Although it can be completely grey during certain times of the year, usually, the sun will come in and out of the clouds at the edges of the day. If one is prepared, some awesome images can be captured almost on a daily basis. For photography enthusiasts, it becomes a paradise filled with "photo opportunities!" I highly recommend a visit to the Northwest and/or British Columbia if you can possibly make it.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/500 second F/9.0 ISO 100 71 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

P. Morris from Canada

Great work on contrast here and that most amazing fog inspired light to collect
another beautiful image.

29 Oct 2010 5:36am

@P. Morris: HI Phil...Thank you so much! I was really amazed at the sight that morning, and I still cannot believe the silvery (in the former image) and "antique-ish" (in this one) hues that we see in the two shots! And they are seen here as they were that morning..THAT is what just blew me away and really compelled me to fire the shutter for sure!;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Such a beautiful scene... I like the difference between the two shots. The fog is slowly disappearing and the sun becomes stronger ! Very nice work Denny. Have a wonderful day :)

29 Oct 2010 8:55am

@Tamara: Hi Tamara...I am loving your images as well - they are awesome! I thank you so much for your comment here - Have a wonderful weekend! Denny

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

fantastic image - such beautiful depth you have captured
isn't it amazing how a scene can change so dramatically within moments ... I would love to see this same spot photographic over an entire day, I think it would be interesting to see how different it looks depending on the time of day.
Love it!

29 Oct 2010 11:06am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hi Sharon...thank you so much for the wonderful comment. To be honetst, you may become a bit disappointed because all of this is right smack in the middle of a neighborhood but all the houses etc are "hidden" by this cloak of fog...it's an older and very nice neighborhood on a slope, and it is pretty, but still a neighborhood :-) I still enjoy going there because normally we have time to walk down to the lake or stroll thru the neaby woods, unfortunately none of that on this trip! Have a great day!!

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

like a fantasy

29 Oct 2010 1:01pm

@Larry Elkins: Hi Larry - Thank you so much! Have a great weekend sir!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

magnificent fog. wonderful photograph

29 Oct 2010 2:41pm

@john4jack: So are yours!!!! Thanks Jack ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Like something out of a dream Denny! It seems to have a life of it's own. Well seen and captured! ;-)

29 Oct 2010 4:21pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you very much Eric ;-) Have a great weekend!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, very nice. Reminds me of Jack's series :)

29 Oct 2010 4:55pm

@MARIANA: Thanks Mariana -Yes we all seem to be in a Van Morrison mood lately with the Mystic - have a great weekend

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Wonderful, great picture. It's like a dream.

29 Oct 2010 5:17pm

@ursulakatariina: Hi And thank you so very much for your kind comment. I very much like your images and had to chuckle at the pumpkin brains - very original ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Very nice atmosphere! Fog is a wonderful thing to photograph!

29 Oct 2010 6:08pm

@Tracy: Hi Tracy - Thank you so much! To me, the element of fog is perhaps the most "loaded" element of all...fog draws out all kinds of emotions and it conjures up all sorts of thoughts. It enhances and serves as a stage setter for the enire scene. This tree in the sunlight on a clear day is a beautiful subject...this tree on a foggy day with or without the sun makes us think of that night in Casablanca.....I better stop before they carry me away...Thanks Tracy ;-) Go Giants!!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous with that diffuse golden light.

29 Oct 2010 6:16pm

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve - Thank You..it was amazing truly!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your capture here provides a sense of aura with the fog and sunlight; yet ominous at the same time as if there is an approaching storm.

30 Oct 2010 2:36am

Céline from New York City, United States

Pretty contrejour !

30 Oct 2010 3:14am

Becky from los angeles, United States

oh this is one of my favorites! dreamy and gorgeous

30 Oct 2010 3:59am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is lovely! I love the soft tones and light here. Such a romantic image.

30 Oct 2010 5:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks very mystical

2 Nov 2010 8:47pm

OLYMPUS E-510
1/500 second
F/9.0
ISO 100
71 mm

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