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Lifting the veil

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December 8, 2016 · 8:00 am

Two from the reservoir

The fog that shrouded the reservoir made distance shots difficult  –  the blurring of shapes caused focusing problems for the camera.

However, the still, smooth water provided an inviting playground for the water fowl  –  the coots, moorhens, tufted ducks, grebes etc.  They dipped and dived excitedly while the swans glided elegantly and disdainfully by.

The first picture shows a coot  having just surfaced  –  hence the ripples.  (I have two other shots of just ripples, the bird having dipped at the crucial moment!)

At the water’s edge a mosaic of colourful, floating autumn leaves broke up the reflections of the trees to which they once belonged.

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November morning

Yesterday morning we experienced the first extensive autumn fog of the year.

In the sheep field the trees took on a spectral appearance.

At the local reservoir the mirror-like water and shroud of fog melted into a seamless infinity.

The fruit tree at the bottom of the garden struggled valiantly to make its presence known.

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Sea mist

At 11am it was a bright sunny morning on Camber Sands.  Parents and children were at play  –  balls were being hit, frisbees tossed, sand castles were being built.  Then, very suddenly, the scene was lost as a blanket of dense sea mist blew in, quite rapidly.  All sound seemed stifled.  Visibility was reduced to 40 or 50 metres.

After 15 or so minutes the mist lifted, almost as quickly as it had arrived.  As it dispersed silhouettes of figures emerged, at first as vague shapes and then in clearer form.

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Another frosty morning

A carpet of snow, a sharp overnight frost, a light fog and, eventually, bright sunshine combined to make this a dream morning for picture taking.  The fog created soft focus images and the sunshine produced a clear blue sky to contrast with the frost on the trees.

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Foggy day

After the snow came the fog!  On the neighbouring farm ghostly shapes of animals and trees appeared and disappeared.
 

Foggy morning

 
 

Foggy morning 2

See also As seen through the window,  The Thaw,  Arctic in a pond, 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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