When Fog Rolls In (Original Photography)


After a week in Rochester, it's nice to be back in my own space in Mankato. After getting a few things done and spending some time looking for work, I headed out to the countryside for some photos. I had seen some spectacular clouds, but they were already breaking up by the time I was out of the city. There was something even better waiting, though... the fog.

WRong Turn Vista]()

A bit disgusted I hadn't gotten out earlier for the clouds, I was just starting home when the fog began to lift and roll into the lower parts of a couple farm fields. Closer to the river, the fog was dense and blanketing the ground. Even with the sun below the horizon, the fog diffuses the evening light, creating a beautiful glow.

The first photo was taken when I turned down a gravel road, only to discover that it was a farm driveway. Nobody came out to yell at me, though, so I snapped a photo before leaving.

Look! No Tripod!]()

I did get some pretty clouds, though using a tripod was out of the question. There's no shoulder on this stretch of road, and I didn't want to cause an accident. My old 7D isn't great in low light, so it's not the most sharp image, but it didn't really need to be. This is the river valley around the Minnesota River.

After getting that image, I stopped into the State Park for a few more; this time, with the tripod.

Ten Seconds of Foggy]()

This time, I tried something different. I set the tripod with two legs on the bottom of the windshield, and one on the top of the jeep. With the camera set to ten-second delay, I hit the shutter, sat down, and closed the sunroof. If you do it right and don't rock the boat, as it were, you can get a nice long-exposure image and not lose a gallon of blood to the Royal Mosquito Air Force.

If only I could have coaxed the bison into that last photo, though with a 10-second exposure they would have been blurs anyway.

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Comments 12

Fantastic images! You are a master with that camera!

13.08.2019 21:18

Thanks! I'd love to see what kind of detail a newer full frame camera could get me, though!

15.08.2019 20:27

You would do great things with fancy new camera!

15.08.2019 21:38

Absolutely stunning! We have a lot of fields near the river over here that get that low fog on them. I've stopped in the middle of the road many times to take pictures. I've never gotten shots with that gorgeous pink, though. So beautiful.

14.08.2019 12:21

To get the colors, the conditions have to be just right, with enough light and color in the sky, yet. I wish I could have used a tripod for a longer exposure and a sharper result, but they turned out pretty nicely anyway.

15.08.2019 20:28

lol, too fun... the "Royal Mosquito Air Force"! And great idea how to limit their dining time with you :)
Great fog shots! I'm assuming your weather is cooling down?

14.08.2019 22:14

The weather has begun to get a little nicer. It's still not long pants weather, yet, but it's getting there. You know, after 100-200 mosquito bites you build an immunity to the swelling and welts. I think I've finally gotten there. Too bad you have to start over every year...

15.08.2019 20:26

Such beautiful shots lucky the farmer didn't come out at yell at you for being on his property

15.08.2019 23:37

Thanks. I was still on the public road, so he wouldn't have been able to do much about it. I'd actually like to figure out who owns that one, to see if I could sneak in there one morning for some photos with sunlight streaming through the gaps in the boards.

16.08.2019 02:05

I see that would be cool if the owner was fine with you popping in fir some morning shots there

16.08.2019 09:03

Stunning landscape images featuring fog, silhouettes, great contrasting colours and shading @fotosdenada. Love them.

16.08.2019 10:23

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17.08.2019 08:53