Shooting in the Rain and Fog

On the shoreline. Canon 16-35mm f2.8 zoom @ 23mm, 1/5th sec @ f4.5, ISO 50. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

On the shoreline. Canon 16-35mm f2.8 zoom @ 23mm, 1/5th sec @ f4.5, ISO 50. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Photography today in the rain and fog: fantastic! I found myself thinking about the post I wrote some time back about how to photograph in the rain, because that was definitely what I was doing today: rain pants, rain jacket, umbrella, towel to wipe camera off, one camera on very wet tripod, one canvas near-waterproof Domke F2 camera bag.

The fog showed up today on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as the warmth of the last few days met the new cold front blowing in: lots of wind and spray but the fog was beautiful! Working fast, trying to see, shoot, and see again, working against time as I knew the fog wouldn’t last.

A great morning of shooting in Fountainbleau State Park.  Out on the edge of the lake in the fog, no one around, the whole place to myself. Looking, shooting, looking again. Wiping off the gear. Socks and shoes soaking wet. Moving again, seeing something else to try. Lots of failed experiments and a few successes: we live for the successes, don’t we?

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  1. Daniel says:

    Hi Andrew, just love this picture. And yes we do live for the successes. It’s fall here and it’s started raining. There is a wonderful path I love to walk called ‘fishtrap’ – it’s a pond where there’s lots of ducks and geese and on these fall days when there is fog on the pond, it’s magical. Would like to be able to take pictures like yours there.

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