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 is reminding 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 for 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)!