into the fog
Fog is mysterious and mesmerizing, rendering the landscape into a monochromatic palette. Little wonder that it is used in film to create a dark and sinister backdrop. But this weather phenomenon is nourishing to the natural world. There are a number of places on Planet Earth where fog supplies the only moisture. In landlocked New Mexico, I embrace and treasure fog for the precious droplets it leaves behind. The current weather pattern brought showers and moved me to my camera. Drops of water present myriad photographic opportunities. I rarely fail to try and capture them.
When the sky is overcast, it is more difficult to photograph the essence of water droplets because there is relatively little contrast and color in the backdrop if you are shooting against the sky. But that sometimes leaves purity in form. Seen magnified, some of the droplets almost appear to be concave.
There is nothing like a country road in the fog to conjure stories in your brain.
Trees are always the stars on a foggy day, as is this lone piñon.
until next Monday,
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Keywords: Blacks Crossing Photography, Daryl A. Black, New Mexico, Taos, abstracts, fog, landscapes, photography, trees, water
The fog gives the impression of soft focus and lends a gauzy quality to the country road and to the piñon. The blacks virtually disappear when the landscape is cloaked in the dense moisture that cloaks the high mesa in these lovely images. I'm glad you put this rare phenomenon to such good use.
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