Chasing The Mysterious Fog

Last Monday there was like a very hot spring day, or even summer as the temperature rose to +20C. Right after that day the cool down started and this morning we had +2C. I guess the zero got lost somewhere on the road. However, I'm not complaining as +20C this time of the year is very wrong, confusing for nature and +2C is more likely the right temperature.

November is the time of the year when we usually have a few days of thick fog. Otherwise fog is very unusual here. This is why I have a dream, to capture the deep fog on camera. A couple of years ago I was lucky to take some cool shots and ever since that day, I'm looking for the perfect setup.

This morning was quite foggy, but once the sun rises, the fog is gone. Not today though as in an hour the fog got thicker. It wasn't the setup I wanted yet, but regardless, I thought it worth a try to go see the place I want to capture on camera. So I went there to see what's the situation.

This is a serpentine road, which becomes interesting, when the fog covers both ends and it looks like the road is coming out of the thick fog and going into the thick fog on the other side.

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This is what I saw when I got there. The fog was far from enough for me, but I thought I'd take a few shots. Who knows if there will be another foggy period this year or I have to wait for another year 🙁

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I tried to take photos from different angles, see if I can get some interesting photos.

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The problem with fog is the illusion we have. You may think going deeper into the fog is possible, but in fact it isn't. You estimate approximately 10 meters distance between you and where the fog starts, but even if you walk 10 meters towards the fog, the distance between you and the fog will remain the same :) That's how much the visibility is.

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While I was taking these photos and was looking to see what would be another good spot to take photos from, was thinking if I could "manipulate" the photos, to make them look more interesting.

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Adding fog to them was never my intention, not it is possible, with the tools I have and even if I would have such option, would not use it as it would be fake. That's not my style, so no worries :)

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What I had in mind when I said "manipulate", was make them black and white, to see if I take away the colors, maybe the fog would be more evident.

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I'm not sure if the fog is more evident or not, probably not, but the photos look different.

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I don't know if applying the black and white filter makes them more interesting. Seeing both colored and B&W together may influence one's decision as well. I'll let you decide.

Anyway, it was a nice experience and I'm starting to learn to evaluate the thickness of the fog more accurately and know when it may be enough for what I have in mind. Will I ever get what I want? Who knows. The problem is this place is situated lower than where I live and what I see from my window may not be the same at this place. Learning to estimate these things correctly means learning photography I suppose. There's a lot to learn and I'm looking forward to it.

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How are you dear friend @erikah good day
What a gloomy and gray day, it reminds me of the winter days here in Argentina, the fog is thick, and the weather is very cold.
Beautiful shots, I love the setting of the mist and the contrast of the golden yellow of autumn
happy start of the week

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Hello @jlufer and thanks for stopping by. Looks like winter is the same there too. Have a nice week.

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Wow! Your photography skills are top notch 💯
I’ll really love to learn from you 😊.

Personally, I love the Black and white version of the photos, it kinda made the fog more visible to me.

The problem with fog is the illusion we have

I agree with you, the illusion is crazy, the more you move closer to the fog, the more farther it becomes 😂.

Thanks for blessing my eyes with these beautiful photos 😍.

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Thank you for the nice words but I'm only using my phone and some simple settings so you can do it too.

The fog illusion is real and frustrating as well 😂

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Ooh that’s so good to hear.
I really hope to take beautiful pictures like you do 😊

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That is one of the reasons why I'm not particularly eager to take pictures during gloomy or foggy days. Sometimes, manipulation helps, just like what you did in the last images. I love all photos in black and white. The hazy atmosphere was more emphasized, and I could feel the coldness of its ambiance with the fall season. Your photography skills are incredible dear friend, Erikah. !LUV !PIZZA

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When it's gloomy and not foggy, taking photos is a nightmare ☹️, I'm not looking forward to it but it's inevitable.

Thank you for the nice words and I'm glad you liked the photos 🤗

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I love to be there in your place, dear Erikah, since it is the Autumn season. I love the colors of autumn with falling leaves on a beautiful ambiance. You know there is no fall season on my side, but there are some trees that behave like autumn, but it is not orangey, though. I hope to experience a real one as well as snow, hehe. You are welcome dear friend and the pleasure is mine.

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Finally winter is arrived and I'm pretty excited for it and buddy your photos are amazing as well as.

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Th is really visible whether in colored or in black and white. Nice shots!

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Thanks. It's visible to some extent but not what I wanted.

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I loved the photos. I can almost feel the temperature I love those kind of days.

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Well, the temperature was real, wasn't an illusion 😂 I need to take longer jeans as naked ankle doesn't work anymore 😕

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Wow these are amazing ma'am. You are improving yourself day by day. This black-white photos are fascinating too. It changes the aura of photos.

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Thank you my friend ❤️
Black and white changes the photos as it focuses more on the details.

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Wow. I like those shots friend. Great shots. But i like more the original ones than the black and white ones.

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Thank you! Well, we have different taste, some like the original, others the black and whit, that's why I posted both versions.

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I made a very similar post 3 years ago, just with much thicker / creepier fog but apparently, the photos are gone :( https://hive.blog/photography/@phortun/landscape-photography-silesian-countryside-covered-in-eerie-fog

Time to go for a new one I guess as we are currently amid a very foggy season here right now :) Anyway, you took some impressive foggy shots in that park, I like it :)

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Looks like the photos are gone. That was on steemit, but should still be visible on Hive.

Lucky you, go for it. I'm not sure I'll have another chance as fog is not very common here. or 4 days and that's all.

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Yeah, it was on Steemit, I think the place where the photos were stored (photos are actually not stored on the blockchain, only the text is, same here on Hive) is not working anymore. I noticed the same thing with more posts that I wrote years ago...

Fog is not so common in your area? Wow, here it´s foggy almost every day now. Today, you wouldn´t see a house that was just some 10 meters in front of you. Crazy. A total milk as we call it here :) I will go for a foggy photo shooting soon for sure.

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Fog is not so common in your area?

No, we have 3 or 4 days in November and that's all. I'm not sad though as I hate fog, only like it for photographs.

I will go for a foggy photo shooting soon for sure.

Go for it and tag me if you post them 😃

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Ok, I will let you know ;) Meanwhile, I found the original old photos from the post in my laptop. Here is a few...

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Quite creepy, right? :D That´s the kind of fog we call milk :)

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It is creepy but cool. I was hoping to get something similar but I don't think I'll have a chance 😕
So go out make the most of it 🙂

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My favorite shot that you've taken is where the serpentine road is very visible. The first photo I mean. And even if you changed it to B&W, it just looks dramatic yet impressive. 👍

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Thank you! I tried my best to capture something unique :)

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