Photo of the Day: Beware the Fog

Better late than never … I’ve been sick the last several days, so my photography/blogging has been sporadic. I lucked out with this photo. This dreary scene was taken from my balcony last night, just before complete darkness. For anyone interested, this was a 10 second exposure.

It may seem like fog can ruin your photos, but sometimes it creates the best atmosphere.

Day 73: Gloomy mornings

I don’t know anyone who was hoping for snow yesterday morning, but that’s exactly what we got. The sleet and snow, along with the dark morning after Daylight Savings Time, made my Monday morning feel a little … ok, a lot … dreary. Luckily the skies cleared, it warmed up, and the snow melted. I can’t wait for the 70 degree weather later this week!

1/45 sec., F5.6, ISO 200
18-55 mm lens (55 mm), no flash fired

Day 47: A dreary day

Yesterday was difficult; my grandpa passed away. We spent the day with him at the hospice house as he slowly passed on. He was such a strong man – he truly held on to life on Earth until he couldn’t fight anymore. The hardest part was seeing my grandma grieve. They had been married 65 years, and it was always clear they were still in love. I took two photos that I feel symbolize the day. The first: a dreary, foggy, morning, symbolizing the sadness we all felt. The second: my mom and dad walking around a maze at the hospice house gardens. I think this photo symbolizes hope, light, and moving forward with all the happy memories we shared.

1/180 sec., F4.5, ISO 400
18-55 mm lens (35 mm), no flash fired

1/750 sec., F?, ISO 400
300 mm zoom lens, no flash fired