Thursday, September 30, 2010

Back Road Beauty: The Magic of Fog

#14-bales of corn silage wait and a flock of birds fly up out of the standing corn behind it.

#13-the fog is wearing off, the magic almost gone!

#12-like a diamond in the sky!

#11-just magical

#10-this one is my favorite, I like the cows and the horses in the pink-tinged sunlight. In the hazy sunlight behind the pasture is power line structure, barely visible because of the haze created by the sun and the fog.

#9-even the old dead trees are transformed with fog and sunlight from ugly to beautiful.

#8-full sun filtered by one tree.

#7-taken just seconds later, this light is a whole different color than the previous photo.

#6-sunbeams point every which-a-way through the different trees.

#5-sunbeams cross the road.

#4-a silo with a halo was breathtaking and was almost surreal to look at even in the viewfinder, the barns standing below it barely visible on the ground.

#3-two lone trees guard the crops in the peachy light.

#2-you have your work cut out for you!

#1-hello sunshine!

This is what it looked like outside the window on Wednesday morning as I grabbed the keys to head to the car to take my son to school.

So, I had to grab the camera: I used the telephoto for almost all these shots.

Sun plus fog equals beautiful photos, straight out of the camera.

The interesting thing about all the photos above is that they were shot all in one hour, all from the driver's or passenger's windows of my car, I didn't step out of the car for one shot.

I did, though, have to check my rear view mirror alot, even though I was on back roads, dirt roads.

What I like about the photos is the color of the light in almost every photo is different. It depends on what the light is shining through and what the light had to go around to get to my lens.

Some of the light seems white, some yellow or orange.

The higher the sun rose in the sky, the less ethereal the pictures became. And when the sun had burned off the last of the fog, I was done haunting the back roads and went back home.

There's nothing better than chasing the fog on an early morning in September when the trees are still trying to decide which color to wear: green or golden.

Next week, the whole picture will be different because our nightly temperatures are dipping lower and lower and lower, bringing the color to the trees in brilliant shades.

Taking photos freezes these moments and doesn't let them run away from us.

(If you'd like, please vote for your favorite shot in this series.)

September, you were beautiful! Now, we welcome October with open arms and breathe a sigh of relief as the heat goes away, leaves change, the grass slows down its new growth and apples and cider become our new best friends again!


Laura said...

It was a tough one! They were all so beautiful. I have to say #6 though.

Kelle said...

#9 is my favorite, love how the tree is well shaped and hanging over the dirt road, beautiful!

I also really like #7 I love then the sun streaks through the trees or clouds, someting about it is so reassuring.

Gee, thanks for sharing these I love to just sit and absorb nature and all of it's beauty, PTL for creating it!

Kerin said...

Good Morning!
It's so hard to chose a favorite.
You did a wonderful job of capturing the magic of the morning and the fog!
I would pick # 6 as my favorite one.
Hope you get to frame some of these to enjoy all year :)
Have a great weekend.

Busy As Can Be said...

I like # 6 too! But it was a hard choice ...all of them are really pretty pictures!

Aspiemom said...

Wow, they are beautiful shots of beautiful scenes!

Sister number Five said...

What a great job! As I scrolled down through them, I wondered if they were taken on the way to school. How beatuiful. This morning's sunrise was great on the way to work, but you know me; I don't leave early enough to stop & take pics on the way! We are almost at peak color; probably this week & will be gone by next Sat. ... I like # 2 & #6

Donna said...

Your photos on this post are spectacular!!! Oh my, you've got some great captures. They make my heart sing and my photographer's heart jealous!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Oh my gosh, these are so definitely magical! Amazing pictures! I LOVE them all!


Your photography is beautiful!!! Love #5 sunbeams cross the road. I just love seeing the sunbeams; they are so majestic.
~ Julie

Bluebird49 said...

Such beauty! Maybe #11. Isn't it funny how we all like different ones...

I wonder---what is YOUR favorite?

Teresa said...

Torn between 13, 9 and 4. But I think I'll go with 13 as I love red barns so very much. Gorgeous pictures, as always!

Jamie B said...

Number 4!! They were all great mom!

Carmen said...

Beautiful pictures! I like numbers 11 and 13!