Saturday, January 12, 2013

As I've noted before, fog is a rarity in this area, especially fog that lingers for more than a few hours in the morning.  But on a Saturday, when I can go out with the camera, fog that lasts well into the day is too good to ignore.  I drove around for quite a while looking for something like these two subjects.  And, in some remote part of my mind I knew I'd find something worthwhile to photograph in this place which is a dairy farm not very far from where I live. But, before arriving where these were made, I got myself lost on rural roads that were beautiful in their own right if not particularly photogenic. Both of these photographs were made at Belleville Farm in Orange County, New York.

What's unseen in the top picture, are the hundreds and hundreds of Canada geese sitting in the field just behind the tree.  Had I done something to roust them into flight,  they would have darkened the sky yet more than it was.  But....I didn't do that!  








6 comments:

dvoss said...

Beautiful John. The mist makes the barren landscape mysterious and inviting.

John Voss said...

Thanks, Dottie. It was a rare couple of days with fog lasting throughout. For me, fog is irresistible camera bait.

John said...

Great work and thanks for providing a link to my website. I have recently posted some winter landscapes. Please have a look. John
www.johnreef.com

Mary Sealfon said...

Beautiful values, John. Love how you captured "atmospheric perspective".

Mary Sealfon said...

Beautiful values, John. Love the "atmospheric perspective".

John Voss said...

Thank you Mary! For photographers, fog is the ideal renderer of atmospheric perspective.