Fog at First Light
Had one of the best outings I’ve had in a while this past Saturday morning. I was fortunate enough to find that the fall foliage was hanging around, waiting for me to get back up to Manhattan before making it’s total transition. Last time I was up, I spent the morning at the River Pond on the south side of Tuttle Creek Dam and basically spent the morning scouting locations. There wasn’t that great of color change and the conditions were just so-so. Well, this past weekend was another story entirely. I woke up early, before twilight lifted, and made my way to the park to buy my vehicle permit. After that I made my way down to the water’s edge to find a spot overlooking the lake. There is a small centralized island of trees in the middle of the pond that I was hoping to shoot this time with some fall colors. What I didn’t expect was the amount of fog that was laying on the surface. Huge pockets of dense fog rolled across a lower lying sheet of fog that lied directly above the smooth water surface. I couldn’t shoot fast enough. Reflected Autumn colors all around and the sun was quickly rising. I debated about breaking out my ND filters but I didn’t want to get complacent in one location and miss out on some other opportunities. So I grabbed a few (25 or so) shots per location and then moved on. This shot was taken at the first spot I stopped at and it was about 10 minutes or so before sunrise.