Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thursday Morning Grey

As I've shown before, we sometimes get fogs settle in on our ridge. Last Thursday morning I woke up to find a fog thick enough that the house across the street wasn't even visible.
The previous photo is also interesting technically, because it's one of the few scenarios when the light fall-off that a wide angle lens has towards the corners is visible. This was taken using an ultra-wide-angle lens at 10mm on f/7.1, and the corners are visibly darker than the center. Normally there's enough variation in a photo that this effect won't be noticed, but with this total gray it can clearly be seen (sometimes it's also visible with a completely clear blue sky). But I don't think it hurts the shot.

When it's cold, these fogs freeze on everything, as this one did.
Both these photos are color, not B&W, but there was simply no color to be seen. I know I've posted photos like this before, but it is time for Skywatch Friday after all!

23 comments:

  1. Awesome how something with so little "color", can be so breathtakingly beautiful, so fragile appearing! Superb captures as always, Al! Have a lovely evening and a great day tomorrow!

    Sylvia

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  2. Yes a grey morning.. but beautiful too)) i like fog morning..

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  3. That last shot is amazing...love how the fog freezes.
    Having trouble with my eyes, but had to come see your pictures. Knew they would be worth it.
    Awesome as usual.

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  4. What gorgeous silver colours. That last shot is astounding!

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  5. Both shots are beautiful but the bottom is my favourite. Awesome indeed.

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  6. Beautiful images. The second image has some charm in it.

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  7. Amazing winter!

    Happy SWF weekend.

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  8. Freezing fog isn't much fun to travel in, but it sure is beautiful if you can stay put and enjoy it!! :D

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  9. Beautiful captures! I think vignetting is often desirable. I find your technical information interesting. Love the fog! Hope you have a grand weekend.

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  10. Looks COLD...but is very beautiful. Nice capture.

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  11. chilly day it looks like. hope you're warming up soon.

    Skywatch here

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  12. like paint brushes waiting to write.

    please have a good friday you all.

    daily athens

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  13. I really like how, in the first photo, the edges get gradually darker. It creates a soft frame for the photo.

    The second photo is just incredibly awesome, and I don't use these words lightly.

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  14. Sometimes I'm having problems shooting on grey days, and you did it well. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Hi Al, great pics of the rime frost on pine needles. Thanks for stopping by EcoRover.

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  16. You can post those pine needle branches again:-)
    I won't mind another look.

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  17. beautiful photos. very nice shot the second one

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  18. great shots! This ie snot unusual in Sweden. It looked like this for four months now. :(


    nfbild2.blogspot.com

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  19. The frost is so beautiful on the pine needles.
    A really good shot.

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  20. wow! totally gorgeous...:)
    Glad to be here. Hope you can check out my ENTRY too!

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  21. Your grey is definitely colder than my grey. Thanks for the technical photography lesson too! I now notice the darkening effect.

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  22. Beautiful photos once again Al. You are right. The darker corners in the top photo do absolutely nothing to detract from the overall effect. In fact, it might even enhance it ;-)

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  23. Very lovely!! Especially I like the last one a lot!! :)

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