It was the last day of my trip to the Delta to hang out with a bunch of photo friends and the plan was to get checked out of the Shack Up Inn at 8 a.m. and do some more riding around and photos with my buddy. I set my alarm for 6:30 so I could have a leisurely shower and get my stuff packed and triple check the room for chargers left behind, or whatever. For some reason, I woke just before the alarm and looked out the window to see some dew on the window. I got up to look out and saw it. FOG! I texted Lowry to see if he was up and tell him about the FOG! I jumped into some clothes, brushed my teeth and grabbed my bag to head towards where his shack was. All plans to pack etc were ditched, because, you know, FOG! Lowry was up and we were on the road in no time. I wanted to get some photos of the church right across from the Inn, and we did that, then Lowry suggested we try for the swamp right up the road a bit. It was a gold mine! We did some more riding around, found some cool trees and shot them for a bit, then the fog started to lift. We both knew the photos from that morning would make the trip. I’ll let you judge.
The Fuji x100s camera keeps growing on me. I decided to try some panoramic photos done in camera. It’s a simple setting then just start the photo and hold the shutter down for 120 degrees of rotation. Here are 3 examples
I love shooting in the fog because of the mystery it adds to the photos. In fact, one of my prize winning photo is of a foggy bridge in Dover. It’s also very ephemeral and can be a little frustrating too. More than once I’ve decided to bypass looking for shots in one area to go to another area, hoping for something cool to be in the second area. And, as I got closer to the second area, seen the fog dissipating. Clearly, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush applies to photos in the fog too! A few weeks ago my wife woke me up early telling me there was fog outside. I quickly mobilized and grabbed my camera bag with my trusty new Fuji x100s and a few other cameras and headed out towards Rt. 9. Rt 9 runs most of the length of the state right along the coast. In fact, several stretches of it get flooded on big storm and high tide events. My first stop was at Port Mahon, where I’ve shot before, more than once.
After I left Port Mahon, I continued north on Rt9, hoping for some interesting photos of the crab boats there in the fog. I struck out , but turned around to head back to Dover and my day job when I saw the sun glowing behind some cool stuff and made sure to keep my eyes open!
I’m enjoying shooting with the Fuji x100s. Its easy to carry around and gets great photos. The fixed focal length lens takes a little getting used to, but, using it with the electronic view finder makes it so easy to get photos exposed the way I want.