Thursday, January 14, 2010

Foggy Sky Shots

I have been complaining a lot lately about the fog and gloom.
Most mornings this is the view. Later in the day the fog may lift a bit and we have gloomy low clouds.
We thought we would go for a drive up into the Sierra foothills, hoping to punch through the fog. I spied this emu in the fog.
We climbed higher, to Hidden Falls Regional Park. Still no sun and very limited visibility. What's a photo blogger to do?
We drove on to the historic gold country town of Auburn which is also the county seat. The beautiful old court house was shrouded in fog. We decided to get some lunch.
After lunch we saw blue sky and sunshine! Hurray! It didn't last long, maybe an hour and then the fog rolled in again. By the time we got home the world was gray again.
Find more interesting skies at Sky Watch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.

36 comments:

Guy D said...

I love foggy pictures, these are excellent

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

clairz said...

You might have found that fog gloomy but, believe me, to a desert dweller who grew up in San Francisco, they were very nostalgic. I could just feel the cool dampness on my skin. Thank you for sharing.

Janie said...

The building looks much cheerier in the sunlight. At least you got to see a little blue sky.
Love the shot of the emu in the fog.

Beverley Baird said...

What a difference fog makes! Everything looks so eerie!
Great shots!

Diane AZ said...

I am loving the fog images, especially the emu. That old courthouse is a beautiful building and I see how the sunlight does add warmth to its colors.

Carver said...

I love fog but I understand after a while it can get old. The emu was quite a capture. All good shots. I like the old courthouse in the fog but it's so beautiful that nice to see it in a brighter light too.

uberrhund said...

Wonderful photos.
Fog makes the moment stand so very still it feels like the courthouse could tell all the stories of the past while enshrouded so.

eden said...

Beautiful foggy pictures. Thanks for sharing

Have a nice weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Guess you and I had better love foggy pictures because we surely have been having plenty of them to photograph. Yours are gorgeous! But wasn't it fun to catch just a few rays of sun? Hope you have a great weekend -- and a little sun, just for kicks!

Sylvia

Bill S. said...

I also hate the grey days during the winter. I would rather have the cold clear ones. Glad the sun came out and warmed you attitude.

ewok1993 said...

Oh I love these foggy days, and yes, it was thick this morning. But suddenly midway to my commute to Oakland, the sun was up and the fog was nowhere to be found.

I always admire the Auburn courthouse from I-80 and so one time we went inside the city and parked the car and just looked at the building and snapped a few shots.

Barb said...

I did an about take at the Emu photo, Martha - thought you were kidding. I enlarged and see the fence. Was it some kind of preserve? i find the fog magical, actually (unless I'm driving in it...)

earthtoholly.com said...

Foggy, but still awesome. I love the fog, but maybe that's because we don't see it often. Great SWF!

J Bar said...

What a surprise to see an emu there.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carolyn Ford said...

I like foggy pictures too. There is an element of mystery in them. The emu seems to be just standing around waiting for you to show up with your camera. We used to have a lot of fog in the Inland Empire area, but, now it is rare or very light. I miss the good old thick fog, but I was a kid then...who cared about safety back then?

Gaelyn said...

Definately worth a drive to see a bit of sunshine after many foggy days. Yet the fog photos are all very dreamy like. We had thunder, lightning, hail and rain last night, sunny today with a crisp NW breeze. Nice captures Martha.

Manang Kim said...

Like the foggy pictures..very mysterious to me. Happy weekend!

SWF:Clear sky & Icicles

ρομπερτ said...

For sure a photography that looks like poetry. Beautiful done! Please have you all a nice Friday.

fredamans said...

Eerie yet pretty.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/01/sky-friday-is-lit-by-sun.html

Noelle said...

The fog reminds me of growing up in California. What an unusual picture - an emu in the fog. I lived for when the fog would clear up, but now that I live in Arizona and do not see fog too often, I enjoy it much more then I did when I lived in CA.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Awesome difference in the shots at two different times of the day.

Carol said...

I do like the misty foggy look to these shots, but I must admit that sunshine makes the building come alive. Love the emu.

Ebie said...

The fog shots are beautiful, but I am just scared to drive. Great photo of the emu, and the contrasting weather shots of the building. Such an unpredictable weather.
P.S. We did not have rain on Wednesday, but probably in the early morning while I was asleep. No rain still.

fickleinpink said...

unpredictable weather, for sure!
fog shots are romantic, but yey! for sunshine!

keep warm & have a great weekend!
Come watch the sky with me!
Happy Weekend ahead!

xoxo
~fickle

Paulie said...

You are so lucky to get your blue sky back! Here in Port Orchard, it has rained every day fo my visit. Yesterday the fog hung around all day and in the late afternoon it poured down like crazy BUT for about a half hour, there was a patch of blue in the sky near son's house. Not for long tho. I had a wodnerful hike in the morning and no rain but when I went out again in the afternoon, I got soaked hiking.

Spiderdama said...

What a differens.. love the last sky of chourse:-) Nice shots!
Have a great weekend!

lazyclick said...

Lovely views

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The fog has a interesting eerie quality. I'm glad you finally found some sunshine, though. This time of year seems to be frustrating for many of us who like to take photos!

itsnotjustapicture said...

like the emu shrouded by the fog...beautiful captures martha...and i like how they led up to the beautiful day behind the curtain of fog.
have a fab weekend.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Martha: Neat story with a fine ending to a foggy start.

Regina said...

Great captures. Well done Martha.

Happy weekend.

storyteller said...

Wonderful foggy photos ... not the easiest weather condition to shoot successfully. Glad you were rewarded with beautiful clear blue skies in the end. Great series ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great before and after on the shots! Good thing for us that you took time for lunch.

Owlfarmer said...

Well, sometimes the contrast between gloom and clarity is what makes it worthwhile.

Glad you ended up in the sun. We're promised some today, but no sign of it yet.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this fog is very atmospheric...

koala said...

This fog gives photos some mood and character. Either that or you just perfectly conquered this obstacle.