Fog

I love photos of fog. I'm not sure I've figured out the best way to make foggy photos, but I try every chance I get.

A completely unexpected opportunity to make fog photos presented itself to me yesterday while I was driving up the freeway to shoot photos at the Delaware (Ohio) Arts Festival. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and the Central Ohio Photo Group was having a meetup for breakfast and photography.

As I was driving I saw what I though was smoke ahead. There was a lot of it, and I started to look to see if I could see the source. Only it wasn't smoke. It was fog!. My mind started thinking (up until then it was just idling) about how I could make photos. I couldn't just stop on the freeway, much as I wanted to do so, but that wouldn't have made for great photos anyway. I needed to get closer to the source, which was the Olentangy River.

As I was thinking, I drove by Antrim Lake and saw the most wonderfully backlit tendrils of fog coming off the lake! Must get off the freeway! Now! So I took the next exit and backtracked to the park entrance.

I don't think I was able to truly capture the look and feel, so I'm still trying to figure out the secrets of fog photography, but it was well worth the detour to give it another try. I hope you agree.

Antrim Lake 1

Antrim Lake 2