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4 Days of Fog

4 Days of Fog
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-08
Categories: Trees
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 8:18
Viewed: 2726
Points: 36
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We have been socked in for 4 days now with fog. Each direction I turn looks dismal and gray. It wears on ones mind...

This particular Ponderosa Pine seemed to stick out as I pulled off the edge of the road. I stood by the car for a bit and just listened....nothing..no birds...no sight of birds, nor sound. Not a gentle breeze. I could barely hear myself breathing.

Another Ponderosa Pine...This one has more than likely seen its days of fog before. It stands nearly 100 foot tall. along the horizon line there is a heavy group of trees and brush so thick that even if I were able to walk well, I could not get through it without a machete. so I pondered for quite the time. I even took some video....there used to be this old scenario of being invited to a friends house for dinner, when you know all along they just want to pull out their vacation movies to show...so you beg off, claiming prior obligations...but somehow in their eyes...they know..THAT is how I feel about this picture.

Panasonic LS 80
ISO 100
Hand Held

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Hi Bob,
that sounds very sad - as you wrote, you can't have a good mood with such a weather.
But your shot is realy pretty, I like to see the fog here - but only for 4 minutes - not for 4 days, haha!
Thanks and greetings to you from the cold - but sunny - Germany ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Bob,
This looks just like what we have had in our backyard for the past week also. Fog and gloom, except we have had the songbirds and squirrels about the firs and apple trees awaiting the snow we are going to have at the end of the week it appears.
Silence in the woods is sometimes a gift, it settles the soul...

Hi Bob
Great mood. I like simple compsition and perfect homogenous background. Also nice looking thin crop.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-09 9:26]

Hello Bob,
Who said our climate was going to get warmer?? It's been cold, misty and very grey here too now for two weeks! But for those of us who like forests and wilderness we're stuck with cold and miserable winters! To me they're a real waste of time! Sorry, I'm rambling on - this is nevertheless a very beautiful foggy image with the big pine tree standing firmly on the ground in spite of the weather. - We must battle on!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-09 9:36]

Hi Bob,

Fog is not my favorite thing after being caught in it on the NJ Turnpike and having to walk, hand in hand, single file, to the next toll booth to be rescued. We were lucky - several people were killed that night. But I do like your picture - like snow, fog is nice in pictures. The Ponderosa is standing proud as if it is guarding the trees in the fog in the background. Your weather front has even reached us and we are down to 50 now and will be in the 30's tonight. No fog though - bright sunny skies.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-09 9:41]

Like Ulla I think fog is depressive. There are times when fog can create a sense of mystery like in this shot Bob: it makes this Ponderosa stand out from the others behind and one wonders why this tree is all on its own. This shot is probably the best one can achieve in fog. Well it looks like I can say its not much better here: dark and drizzly and you can't even take a shot like this.
Thanks and greetings from a cold and dark grey Scania,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-09 10:05]

Hello Bob,
Sometimes fog can also be interesting and I would say that on this picture it brings so much atmosphere and a touch of mystery which I appreciate very much.
The horizontal framing, despite the big Pine,is very pleasant and balances the whole picture.
Very well seen, Bob.
Have a nice day

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-09 11:18]

Hi Bob. I can tell by the way you have writen your notes this type of weather gets you down. On sunday yousaid snow was on the way whats happened. This is a typical english day. Mist and fog. All that said you still have a good compostion. with the single large tree. well done TFs.

Ciao Bob, fantastic misty composition with splendid great tree, very well done, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

hello Bob

excellent composition of Landscape, always with fine POV and framing,
from a gray day Bob, you did a wonderful Landscape image, TFS


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-09 15:06]

Hi Bob

THis shot really sums up the weather - and looks a bit like England - in August!! Seriously - well composed shot with excllent misty tones.


Hi Bob,
this sure is a moody and sullen looking photo but it does have great merit in that it shows well the conditions of the here and now.I too find after some time, dull and gray days get to be a drag as probably most people do.This photo isn't a drag however as it conveys quiet with a touch of mystery as all foggy photos do.The colour palette is sparse and is typical of winter time and overall the capture shows well what a dull day looks like.This photo may make some want to beg off as you say in your note but I find it to be a rather enjoyable photo. Bob

Hi Bob,

Slowly trying to catch up on a lot of mist postings (no pun intended) but you've captured a great mood here, it really has the thick and gloomy look and feel to it, but ever the optimist I'm sure that ray of sunshine will break though.

Nicely captured all the best, Cheers Rick :)

There doesn't seem to be a shortage of fog in the northwest this season. We've had it for days too and boy is it cold... I'd rather have snow. This is bone chilling. Your picture captures the feeling well.

Evelynn : )

Yeah Bob,
Fog can be a bit of a bummer day after day.
We're looking at moving to a little place called Blackball (on a wee plateau between the mountains) and it gets a fair bit of fog there.No so bad I guess when there are hills and interesting features around,but still a bit of a drag sometimes.
Nice shot of this Pondarosa et al.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-12-10 10:14]

Not much you can do in fog without some bright light and a break here and there, but you still managed to get something worth sharing anyway with a strong compositon and some nice tonal qualities.
Nicely done Bob.

Hello Bob

I am a fan of tree shots,I hope to some day take more of them.
The added fog into this scene adds a lovely ambiance.
Lovely sombre tones.
I can relate to this scene very well.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-11 13:25]

Fog really is dismal!
It's like a big shroud of depressingness!
I hope it clears soon!
Fog does create cool photos though :-)
Very good composition.
Great atmosphere.

Well done Bob,


You are soooo very lucky Bob, that you have the fog to put up with. You should come over to help us "dig" out of this white powder!!!
Lovely image.
Have fun my friend,

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