Foggy trees

Foggy trees
Nikon N8008, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6 AF Nikkor
Kodak Tri-X 400
2017

I used to pass a sprawling school on my way to work. These trees are on its grounds. One foggy morning when I had a camera with me, they looked like this.

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Photo: Foggy trees.

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The Bean

What a beautiful spring weekend my son and I had been spending in Chicago — sunny but not too warm. We did all the touristy stuff, from visiting the museums to looking at the city from the top of the John Hancock building to eating deep-dish pizza and drinking Old Style beer. (My son skipped the beer, having just turned 13.) We slept in an ornate grand hotel.

We checked out of our hotel after breakfast, backpacks carrying all of our gear, and emerged onto streets surprisingly sparse of people. Fog had fallen, cloaking the skyscraper tops. In Millennium Park we came upon Cloud Gate, the giant chrome bean. It reflected the fog as a blank canvas, waiting for the city to reemerge.

The Bean in the fog • Canon PowerShot S80 • May, 2010

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Favorite Photos Week: The Bean in the fog

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Fog on the Ohio River

Fog on the Ohio River
Canon PowerShot S80
2009

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Misty morning Bean Blossom 4-9 1

We began our Spring Break adventure heading south toward the Ohio River. We aimed to see historic sites all over Indiana, beginning with the state’s first capital in Corydon. Fog slowed that April morning’s going, at least until we reached Bean Blossom and this hollow, into which the mist had not settled. Astonished by the scene, I stopped for this photo, but I couldn’t make my camera fully capture the mist’s tendrils snaking through the trees and hanging over the road as if cantilevered.

Not long ago as we looked through photos of past Spring Break trips, my sons remembered this scene. They also remembered throwing rocks into the Ohio River. But the time we spent at historic sites had passed from their memory. It was a long time ago; they were ten and almost eight. When we take our Spring Break trip this year, visiting New York City, they will be 18 and almost 16. It will be our last Spring Break trip together, as my older son is off to college in the fall. I wonder what they will remember from this trip as many years from now.

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Captured: Misty morning, Bean Blossom

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Captured: Fog on the Ohio River

Fog on the Ohio River

I drove to Madison that morning to promote the Historic Michigan Road Byway to local movers and shakers. With all of its historic architecture and its Ohio River scenery, Madison is a great place to take your camera. I arrived early to take advantage of the morning light and enjoyed a little solitude in the crisp late-autumn air.

As I walked along the river road behind the Lanier Mansion, the bright sun hadn’t yet burned through dense fog along the river’s banks. Kentucky was well hidden in the mist.

Also check out Madison’s Fairmount House and the breathtaking Hanging Rock Hill.

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