September 02, 2002

Misty Meadow I

Image copyright Fred First

Some of my favorite picture-taking conditions includes fog and mist. I'd much rather have that than bright full sunlight.

In the wet overcast weather, the lighting is flat, without a lot of contrast from the most bright to the least bright areas of an image and shadows are soft. There is more blue and less red in the light. And the droplets of moisture... suspended as fog, or condensed on every blade of grass as a fine mist... gives ordinary objects an extraordinary brilliance.

This spider web is a double-decker, and one of maybe a hundred out in a patch of yuccas across the road from the house. They are there every day this time of year, but invisible until they catch the misty droplets like diamonds and become beautifully visible, like tiny gossamer dreamcatchers.

Posted by fred1st at September 2, 2002 09:05 PM

PLEASE, please contact me! My mother, now 86 and I were raised with stories about friggity frog.

Posted by: Peggy at June 8, 2004 12:30 AM

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