Foggy top?


So that’s what they mean by a layer of fog!

I regularly experience fog. It’s typically thickest when I wake up and usually lasts for an hour or so until my head begins to clear.


This was real fog – the kind you can’t see through – in the afternoon. I was surprised and impressed. Good thing I didn’t get up early. I wouldn’t have been able to see anything.

Given my severe aversion to early mornings, I rarely get to see external fog. Usually it’s scheduled too early in the day.

So imagine my surprise to see thick fog covering the lake in late morning. At first I thot it was smoke drifting by my cabin and went out to see if the place was burning down.

When I saw the fog drifting off the lake I realized what other people had been talking about over the years. It was rather cool – and not just because the ice was still on the lake.

I had enough time to photograph different locations and try a few different approaches. I’ll definitely have to do that again when I see fog. Oh yes that would be tomorrow morning.


Somehow it seemed appropriate to show a loon in the fog. This could be mistaken for a bad photo but I assure you it’s fog.


The fog drifts off leaving wonderful contrast with the trees and a cloud.

Latest Comments

  1. Dalo 2013 says:

    Fog can be such a great friend for the photographer…the loon shot, being my favorite.


  2. melodylowes says:

    Lovely. I love fog. One Sunday on the way to church there were not one but three distinct layers of fog against the bushline. Imagine how much angst I arrived with, having had no camera within reach. Sigh.


    • Lyle Krahn says:

      I can well imagine since the best scenes often happen without my camera. Three layers sounds amazing – I don’t think I have ever seen that. It must have been hard to focus in church.


  3. Scott Marshall says:

    now were talking landscape from the wildlife photographer – the loon in the fog and the shore shot are fabulous


  4. dda53 says:

    I try to tell people that fog is good!


  5. Phil Lanoue says:

    I’m with you as far as never being up early enough to capture fog at its typical time frame. Terrific to see your examples here and especially at a reasonable hour.


  6. Mike Powell says:

    I really like fog, but find it difficult to capture as well as you did–I especially like the second shot, with its beautiful shades of soft blue and brown in an almost abstract arrangement. Unlike many urban fog shots, it is not at all dark and foreboding.


    • Lyle Krahn says:

      I rarely encounter fog so I don’t have much to compare it to. However, I was quite surprised at the difference a polarizer made to the scene. It was fun to play around with that. Your description of the second photo was the effect I was trying to get so that worked out well. I appreciate your thots.


  7. Lavinia Ross says:

    Fog is a beautiful thing. We get a lot of misty mornings here in Western Oregon, and if one is up early enough to see them transition from rosy pink to gold to silver-white, it is a great show put on by Mother Nature.


    • Lyle Krahn says:

      That does sound like a great show. I keep hearing and seeing those interesting things about Oregon. I just may have to check it our for myself some time.


      • Lavinia Ross says:

        It was photographs I had seen of the area when I lived back east that piqued my curiosity about possibly moving here. Once Rick and I actually saw it, we were hooked!


  8. lilmisspoutine says:

    nice photos … and that cloud sure looks like a roadrunner to me 🙂


  9. whichwaynow101 says:

    A bad photo? You? I would NEVER assume that!


  10. kbeezyisviral says:

    I love the fog during the early morning. Too bad I haven’t been immersed in it for awhile.


  11. Garden Walk Garden Talk says:

    I too like a foggy morn, although we get it very rarely. Your photos are so peaceful and beautiful, just like the start to the day.


  12. Steve Gingold says:

    I love fog. It does cover up a lot of flaws doesn’t it? 🙂 Just kidding, but fog offers so much atmosphere and mystery in a photograph.


  13. Victor Rakmil says:

    Great shots but torturing me with another loon 🙂


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