Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Foggy Sunday Afternoon

The city from the crest of Red Mountain


The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Carl Sandburg

30 comments:

Judy - So California said...

V - Love the fog - if I don't have to drive in it. Great photo - you can just "feel it!

Cafe Observer said...

Back here we wood call it a, Smoggy Overcast Afternoon.

Julie said...

Fragile and delicate, Virginia. Its inherent beauty is enhanced by your monochrome treatment.

Olivier said...

magnifique, l'arbre fait penser a un dessin a l'encre de chine

Wayne said...

That's a nice shot.

I've always been partial to bare limbs.

Jilly said...

How beautiful this is.

Birdman said...

Love the image; love the poem.

brattcat said...

You really set a mood with image and commentary. Well done, V.

Virginia said...

Olivier,
OUi!!

Brattcat,
Fog is just the most fun to try and capture.

Birdman,
Glad you do. Thanks for stopping by!

Julie,
Thank you!

Jilly,
Do you ever have fog there? I don't remember you ever posting photos of it. I guess Monte Carlo is always sunny, right??? :)

Judy,
As I say, "Forg is the photographer's friend"!

Wayne,
HA, that's a good one! :)

CO,
Oh don't worry, we have our share of smog!

B SQUARED said...

Perfect words to go along with a beautiful photo.

Maya said...

Beautiful text and photo! I hope you are printing this one up together!

Thérèse said...

As long as it moves on...

altadenahiker said...

Very romantic.

Char said...

beautiful

Daryl said...

Perfect curve .. perfect feeling .. I want to race down this path and see where it leads

Bob Crowe said...

See what wonders a little Clone Stamp can do? This has terrific atmosphere.

I haven't read Sandburg in a long time. My main connection is the parody of Chicago on Andy's blog. I fondly remember the poetry parodies Mad magazine used to publish when we were young, referring to this author as Carl Sandbag.

TheChieftess said...

Very dramatic and mysterious...

Virginia said...

Bob,
Ummm, a little rough but passable I think.

Daryl,
Do not race down that path or you'll be over the edge!

Chieftess,
Fog is just the best for atmosphere!

Thanks everyone. I chased the fog all over the place to get this one decent one. It's elusive!
V

cieldequimper said...

Une belle photo telle une oeuvre d'art, un brin mélancolique.

marley said...

Nice shot V.

And I like the quote too!

Ken Mac said...

and I love that fence/gate/wall...as creaky as me

Virginia said...

Ciel,
Vrai, trés melancolique!

KM,
I'm creaky too and I'm probably twice your age!

Louis la Vache said...

Virginia, this is a very fine monochrome image.

Cloudia said...

Nicely done-



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Jacob said...

Moody, misty - a masterpiece!

We had dense fog this morning, too. Of course most of it was gone by the time I got up, but Lois Anne told me about it! ;-)

Nancy said...

Oh I love this view! The fog has been really amazing! I also love the poem...we used to sing a song with those words as the lyrics in Middle School...I loved it!

Bibi said...

I love fog and Sandburg's poem. This is a scary photo...reminds me of some scene from the old bw Night of the Living Dead...

Rob said...

Well done to capture the fog. We seldom get fog. Snow on the other hand...

Nathalie said...

Great photo Virginia!

I love fog in the morning but I prefer when it lifts later on. Foggy afternoons are usually much too cold. I love it when the sun slowly makes its way through....

Harriet said...

Nature provides the beauty and Virginia captures it in a photo for us --- merci.