Misty Mornings

The polar vortex up north has brought SW Florida some foggy mornings.  Not usually good for a photographer.  Looking out across the canal if was difficult to any detail at 100 yards even with the sun well above the horizon.


As I walked around the yard I noticed a nice near perfect spider web in our magnolia tree.  A straight on shot had a very confusing background and the details of thedew-decked web were lost in it.  Shooting from the side gave a more abstract look to it.  The mist even gave a touch of color to the background.


This image has actually been turned 90 degrees because verticals don’t work too well on screens.  The left side is actually the top of the web and the curves are the result of the weight of the dew drawing the web into downward curves.

It looked nice like this but I thought a tighter crop and conversion to monochrome looked better.


The next day I was out to run some errands and when I got into view of the Peace River I saw that the sun had risen enough to begin burning through the fog.  I detoured to the Punta Gorda Boat Club where I found the anchored boats well lit while the horizon had disappeared in the mist.

I tried a couple shots to capture the view but didn’t think they were much but painted ships upon a painted ocean.  Then a fisherman came through to add some depth and motion to the scene.




About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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