I am finally all caught up with the weekly photo challenges! This photo is from May 11th (Mother’s Day) which not only treated me to a beautiful evening storm with lightning but fog in the morning! This photo was taken by hand using my car window ledge as a “stabilizer”; The settings were iso 400, 24mm length, f/7.1 shutter 6 seconds. I enhanced it a bit in a couple of photo programs, but the scene is so painterly it looks like an old masters painting to me. (Maybe I should use this as my art submission for the fair?) The light sources are an interesting combination of the moon in the clearing sky and the lightning in 2 spots. Below is another one that has cloud only lightning (iso 400, 60mm length, f/5, 3 seconds) followed by a morning fog photo. What a beautiful day and night! Best gift ever. Although brunch with my kids was pretty darn great too!!
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Yes, I love fog! I experienced the densest fog I have ever seen this morning. Fog was everywhere in central Ohio this morning, but the thick stuff was patchy. I didn’t stop to take photos on the road for fear of being plowed into in those spots. It was glorious, and a little scary. Luckily I didn’t see many cars at all where it was really thick.
Depending on your age and location, you might be reminded of honeycomb cereal. It was (is??) a weird, bland, big, kids’ cereal that had a commercial that would stick in your head for hours. “Honeycomb’s big, yeah yeah yeah, it’s not small, no no no…”. In this photo, taken yesterday, I decided to use the “Honeycomb” effect. The photo was rather painterly, so I wanted to push its inherent qualities with a little stylization. I used the Pixelmator program.
It is as though the weekly challenge was made for my morning! I got up early in hopes of a great sunrise and potential foggy morning. The dogs behaved for the most part and off I went. It was not foggy by my house, but it was in the country. While I should not complain, as it was a morning of beautiful sights and smells, I am reminded of my lack of breathing room. I passed so many great things to shoot for fear of being rear ended by others who had their destinations in hot pursuit (a red-tailed hawk, a foggy graveyard, rolling hills). Other views would have also put me and my fellow humans at risk for collision due to blind spots and no where to pull off the road. Oh, how I yearn for a place of a slow pace and open skies, my future I dream it to be. *Sigh*