Landscapes In Fog
I find it always interesting to photograph landscapes in fog.
There is an eerie feeling being surrounded by the grey veil, yielding an almost mystical appearance.
On The Sand Dunes
Dune grass covers the sand dunes in this area extensively. A cord-walk that winds north provides a protected hiking trail.
Lake Michigan is just over the dunes to the right, parallel with this view, and not in the frame.
To get this image as I wanted (with the large white pine the most dominant feature, and the background disappearing quickly), I was fortunate the fog held its course.
It didn’t start to clear until after I took this image and started walking north on the cord-walk.
As I arrived to the trees, the fog had lifted substantially.
On this March day, there was just enough visibility through the fog to see the rest of the landscape, with the white pine capturing all the attention.
The cord-walk helps lead the viewer back through the fog to the balance of the image. I find this image quite captivating.
File ID: PHP_IMG_13735
1Ds Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L II IS USM
focal length 168mm
ISO 50, 1/5 second, f/25
spot metering, manual, Gitzo tripod, 2 second mirror lock-up delay
Kohler-Andrae State Park, Sheboygan, Wisconsin