Playing in fog

Rowers in fog

Rowers in fog

The coach was having a hard time keeping the trainees in sight [Olympus E-P5
42mm 1/40 Sec f/18 ISO1000]

Trees in fog

Trees in fog

At the edge of Lake Burley-Griffin in Canberra, these trees had a delicate lacy feel to them – and I loved the cool-warm contrast as the mist started to thin beneath the sun, foreshadowing a beautiful clear day ahead. [Olympus E-P5 14mm 1/40 Sec f/22 ISO1000]

Trees in fog over water

Trees in fog over water

The trees gently framed the lake and in through the mist you could just make out the next spur of land projecting into the water. [Olympus E-P5 14mm 1/40 Sec f/22 ISO1000] All shots were tripod mounted (using a lightweight carbon fibre tripod by Sirui and remotely triggered.

Mornings like this are special as they make everything that bit mysterious – but you have to be early as once the sun comes up higher the mist evaporates pretty quickly – by 10.00AM it is gone revealing a clear day. But mornings like this I make sure I keep a camera handy in the car, because it only takes a moment to pull over into a parking bay and walk down to the lake edge for a few shots before heading off to the office or into town for some shopping.

Perfect morning at the sump

Weston Ponds

Weston Ponds

So the sun rose majestically over the hills above Canberra. I rose to meet it on my regular morning walk and was not disappointed. Here we are in winter, frost on the ground and a few wisps of fog clinging to the valleys. And the water birds were happily swimming on the Weston Creek sump. It is officially called: ‘Weston Ponds’, but the reality is that this is a hole in the ground dug to receive stormwater from all the neighbouring drainage ditches. So it’s a sump. a beautiful, magnificent, picturesque sump. And the dawn was wonderful!