Fog on the Magothy River




THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.


A full day of fog sits over the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Mysterious, but yet enveloping, the fog remains through the evening.


It should have been a full-day of photographing the fog on the water, but instead I chose to play with the ponies. I have been a five-day exercise restriction due to chronic bronchitis, so was anxious to get back to the barn.


Returning home, I knew I had to at least quickly capture a few images of the fog on the river. Using my iPhone 4s, I took these images quickly. Bringing them into Lightroom 3.6, from iCloud which is nothing short of magic, I began to play with them.

Using some of the lightroom presets, I added light grain, light vignettting, and adjusted the clarity and tone of these images. I tried to make them black and white, but the fog got lost without some color. I particularly like this series of photos. Amazing what creative work can be done with a simple iPhone and some post processing.

36 replies »

  1. you weren’t kidding but I love the fog when it hangs over water good thing I live near the sea and have a stream beside me 🙂

  2. You have magically combined the soft diffusion of fog without losing the detail that makes the fog mysterious – amazing, you are so creative. I would love to learn more about how you do what you do?!

  3. My wife finally upgraded to the iPhone 5 from her 3Gs and I keep encouraging her to use the camera. She hasn’t. It’s funny, to me the camera would be the best thing about that phone. But to her, an afterthought. Anyway… Nice job with this picture!

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