I got to the beach just as the sun dropped behind the fog bank. I don’t think I’d ever seen the fog come barreling in so fast before. The hundreds upon hundreds of gulls looked to be trying to keep up with it…  what a very strange sight. Bandon-0218In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties! 
― Mehmet Murat ildan


33 thoughts on “fog

  1. I love being on the beach in the fog. Hubby thought me rather strange when we were on the beach in Newport and the fog rolled in, so thick you could barely see your hand in front of your face, and all I wanted to do was to walk alone down the beach. It is like a form of meditation to me, being blanketed in a fluffy, white haze, so quiet but for the sound of the surf.


  2. Who would have known that a picture of fog could be so beautiful? A marvelous shot, Gunta. I can almost hear the sound of those gulls as they soar through the murky haze. Oh to have wings, and experience such boundless freedom.


    • Thanks! It’s hard to answer your question because the gulls seem to be everywhere. They nest on the cliffs out in the water, but there are so many and they don’t seem to be particular about any specific location.


    • I looked at the tide chart and nothing seemed particularly noteworthy there. I did notice large groups of gulls gathered at the water’s edge though. (oooh what nice alliteration there!)


    • Or, you could look at it from another angle…. I never really head out with any particular objective in mind. If there is any objective, it’s to let the dog have a run and a walk for me. I was actually a bit disappointed with the conditions I found at the beach tonight. I honestly didn’t think I’d shot anything worth posting until I downloaded the images. Still, the image doesn’t begin to convey the wonder I felt at that massive stream of gulls flying overhead. I couldn’t help taking a shot at it, not really expecting it to amount to anything. But I do agree with you in the sense that I have access to an extremely photogenic spot on this earth. It’s up to me to make the most of whatever conditions I happen to find when I get there.


    • …and here I was kicking myself for having missed the brighter pinks just a tiny bit earlier as I approached the beach. This changing of the clocks seems to really be messing with my head.


    • Someday I may overcome my antipathy towards creepy movies and actually watch Hitchcock’s “Birds”….. but this strange event wasn’t spooky in the least, but rather ethereal. I wish I’d known how to do a video, between the speed of the fog and the mobs of gulls it was pretty impressive. There seemed to be no end to the fog or the gulls.


    • Thank you. I think it depends on the theme you choose. For starters, it needs to be one where you can eliminate the sidebar altogether (putting all the widgets at the bottom). Then again, today, I’ve had images showing up as thumbnails, both mine and those at other blogs. Refreshing seems to bring up full size…. most of the time. I don’t think I changed any setting. Perhaps another WordPress glitch?


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