This is a rather different post than my usual one. But I guess this is an unusual time. Like most of you, I am “sheltering in place”, but still trying to be somewhat productive if for no other reason than to give me something else to think about. Of course, getting rid of the mediocre images on my external drives is on top of my to-do list, and it is taking me forever as every image I look at reminds me of the background story it brings to mind. (Not to mention that I get easily distracted by every news headline that appears on my screen.)
For some reason, while going through this process of wading through my endless collections, I have been spending a lot of time looking at images of fog and mist. For photographers, fog is magical as it makes everything dreamy, almost surreal. It also makes everything disappear, forcing the person viewing the image to guess what is ahead. So maybe I am attracted to these images because I feel like I am in the midst of a foggy river, not knowing what is ahead for the world and worrying about it all. Or maybe I just like images of fog.
In any case, I decided to share with you my favorite images of “fog.” Some are from the Chindwin River and Inle Lake in Myanmar, while the rest are from Bangladesh’s Buriganga river in Dhaka and Bighai river in Barisal.
For those of you who expect my usual sorts of images, don’t worry, I don’t think this is a forecast of a new focus of my photography, but who knows if and when we can travel (or leave home!) again. I guess I’ll find out when the fog dissipates.
In the meantime, stay home and stay healthy (and be grateful if you can stay home because it is a luxury many people don’t have)!
France, I love these dreamy foggy pictures
Thank you Jane. Hope all is good in your part of the world.
Again, and again, France, your images take my breath away. And right now in particular, I am grateful for the beauty and diversion.
Dear Karen, Thank you and yes, we all need distractions these days. What an insane time we live in! Sending love to all of you.
Thank you for sharing those thoughts and images France. Like you I am spending a lot of time in front of my computer looking at old photos. What joy memories bring us.
Brian, thanks for taking the time to visit. We are both lucky to have this source of joy, I guess. But it also fills me with great anguish to think about how these people I’ve photographed will be able to protect themselves from this pandemic. Scary times!
Thank you – they are quite beautiful and ethereal. Your comment at the end truly resonates. We are very privileged!!!
Yes we are Natalie. It certainly put things in perspective when we think about how much harder this whole situation is for some people. A lot of the people I photographed over the years cannot practice social distancing, have no soap, not enough water, no medical care. I hope the world finds an answer soon.
Thank you Anna XX
A morning fog is the promise of a beautiful day ..let’s hope for many beautiful days once this fog has lifted .
A contemplative theme for this moment in time 🌺
Dear Emilie, Truly hoping that the fog lifts soon for everybody but I am afraid we are in this mess for the long haul. I cannot (don’t want to) imagine what will happen in Bangladesh, Africa, refugee camps… At least nature is smiling back at us. Be well.