I’m sure that after a weekend of football on television many of us are ‘foggy’. Yup, me too. A couple of those games were pretty exciting and the thought of Baltimore and possibly the 49ners (the favorites of my big family in San Francisco) have me a bit more than nervous.
While swimming laps at my sports club on Saturday I got the idea for these pics when Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra came on my waterproof MP3 player with ‘A Foggy Day in London Town’ from one of Frank’s wonderful Duet albums. Its one of my favorites, having spent many days in London and rank Frank and Willie among my desert island performers.
I always have cameras in the car (in this case an Olympus E-300 dslr and my cell phone camera) and so I dried off, picked up a deli sandwich and coffee and headed around to some favorite places, with some follow up on Sunday. Couldn’t do ‘A Foggy Day in Northborough Town’ because some favorite spots are in Westborough and Boylston, but you get the picture. The shores of Chauncy Lake look a tad forbidding, lines of trees are compelling subjects, buildings take on a ghost-like character and everywhere one hopes for some color, because even little bits of it can make for an eye-catching scene.
At the end of the day this kind of expedition, aside from creating some muddy shoes, helps us see things differently. It breaks that ‘stay in the house’ feeling and, for photographers, adds a bit of challenge --- my cameras often don’t like to focus in fog. They want sharp objects.
Do you like bad weather photos? Do you take them? Advice? Oh, and were we seeing the first days of Spring, as one fellow suggested optimistically when I was doing the Northborough cemetery, or just the inevitable variations in New England weather? And what did you do to fight the football fog?