Stills V3

January 10, 2012

Go Slow & Blow

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 05:54

Heading home through the fog on New Year's Eve, Clearwater Harbor


  1. Some subtle colours there both in the clouds and on the water. I like the ‘American’ bridge showing through the fog – it reminds me of the Canaveral area. Both the gull and boat add considerably to the picture, particularly the way the boat draws the eye back and forth from ‘our boat’ to the one following. Even in winter the conditions are benign: I can see the sun is not far away. We have had one day (well, half a day) of sunshine in three weeks; otherwise drizzle or cloud. Out in town yesterday I was only just keeping in ISO 800 at a wide aperture at midday!

    Comment by zavaell — January 12, 2012 @ 07:48

    • I’m curious about what makes a bridge “American”.
      That little boat has a family of four in it, with two young children in orange life vests — hard to make out here.

      It is true that the sun wasn’t too far away, since after traveling out through very heavy fog, we fished in lovely sunny conditions about 10 miles offshore — then back into the fog bank to come home. A few hours after this photo was taken and the sun was down, four boats ran aground near here, including a large party boat carrying about 100 New Year’s Eve revelers, and then their “rescue” boat!

      Comment by Christina — January 12, 2012 @ 18:21

  2. Your last sentence made me laugh!

    As to an “American bridge”, maybe I should say a Florida bridge: they start low on one side of a line of water and climb to a peak before descending to the other side. We have no bridges of that shape as most start off on high ground!

    Comment by zavaell — January 12, 2012 @ 21:59

  3. I agree with John’s observation on the the bridge. This image has a beautiful atmosphere helped by the magic Florida light. I think the bird is placed well, in my case it probably would have been a cut & paste but I’m confident this is an original!

    Comment by Rex — January 14, 2012 @ 20:32

  4. Christine, I found this very beautiful. The little boat working through the mist, but the warm light tells me this is a peaceful and not a threatening place to be. The bridge line gives us shape and avoids any sense of being lost at sea and the gull brings a real shot of, very necessary, life. I can imagine going through the ‘contacts’ and alighting on this frame in a series of 5 or 6, thinking, ‘Yes, that one is special’.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — January 17, 2012 @ 23:27

  5. Beautiful light captured expertly. The placement of the bird with the warm patch of sky behind is excellent. Thanks for sharing this Christina.

    Comment by Cem — January 22, 2012 @ 23:02

  6. I’ve only just started to note the nuances of colour, not sure why that is, monitor angle and my eyes playing up lately. The faded bridge and fog + colours gives a layed dream feel to the picture.

    Comment by rhoehne — February 7, 2012 @ 21:20

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