I was killing time this morning as my car was in for repair and as you can see it was a freezing foggy day.
I walked to Ipswich marina and was pleased with the colour and atmosphere the fog was making.
A poem by Mervyn Linford
After freezing fog
It s cold along the river
and the quiet is almost tangible.
Reeds are furred with frost
and slithers of thin ice cling to the margins
with their frigid fingers.
The fish are lying deep-jewels in a casket.
Trees are armorial-feathered fleur-de-lis
This is winters heraldry:
A crow is a black prince
flying over white fields
and the ice-queen
touches the unbelievers.
On mornings such as these
we re in the reign of light:
gold on a blue shield-
the landscape in ermine.
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willperrett (11266) 2014-01-21 6:12
This is quite spooky: not so much the shot as the timing. I notice you took the photograph today; I went down to check on my boat on its swinging mooring in Portsmouth Harbour this morning, and the conditions were exactly the same. The difference is I didn't have my camera with me! Very moody, cold and atmospheric.
Nicou (145190) 2014-01-21 8:01
Dans la totale brume sueprb eiamge quels reflets et vue ce mâts ce voilier grandisoe captage et vue sueprbe image quell ambiance et vue quel rendu splendide.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (73551) 2014-01-21 8:46
A foggy reflection, unique and well collected, Iain.
Inspite of the misty condition, good clear image and superbly collected from the point taken.
ourania (47844) 2014-01-21 9:58
"and the ice-queen
touches the unbelievers"!
A wonderful wintry image, a composition that is bold but very attractive and effective. I like very much the soft definition of the boats and the quay, the reflections have almost the same intensity as the real view. There's a fine play of symmetry and perspective. The graduating grey and the subtle graphism of this view are captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
cornejo (43859) 2014-01-21 10:03
Hi Lain, I like this good picture of this interesting scene in the harbor under the cold fog, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
parvatibb (1387) 2014-01-21 10:08
What a nice way to kill time. Fog added a great mystery to your composition. Superb quality and reflections. I like the addition of the single cormorant.
pajaran (62516) 2014-01-21 11:01
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, lepa pesma Mervyn Linford ...
Lep pogled na pristaniste u magli ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazano mesto i mistican trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about place and time, a beautiful song Mervyn Linford ...
Nice view of the harbor in the fog ...
A good moment shot, nicely shown the place and mystical moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-21 11:25
So clear a reflection in such a foggy atmosphere, is rarely seen. Great exposure control. Conversion to BW has brought a wonderful pencil-sketch effect, which is unique. It is a superb presentation.
Thanks for sharing.
With best regards,
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-01-21 13:02
très joli ces silhouettes fantomatiques qui émergent du brouillard. Une belle qualité d'image également.
saxo042 (37902) 2014-01-21 13:56
The mist adds a very strange mood to this picture which is indeed very attractive. The colours become very subdued and the composition with all the mast is also very good. A picture above normal TE stndard.
kato (11630) 2014-01-22 3:05
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and tasteful tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the foggy marina which some boats are anchoring. It's a good atmosphere. And, the relection projected to the water draws out a good effect.
emka (100865) 2014-01-22 9:11
hello again, it would seem that there is no sense to make any photos in such a fog. And the result is marvelous. I like the magic of this photo.
Warm regrads Malgo
Silvio1953 (146681) 2014-01-22 9:26
Ciao Iain, mascinatin g miosty composition, fantastic reflections, magic atmosphere, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-22 19:09
Superb photo, nice diffuse light, superb arrangement, very good viewpoint. The hazy atmosphere and the reflections add nice toning to the scene.
Didi (60588) 2014-01-23 2:53
Fog gives interesting pictures
I feel here a peaceful quiet ambiance
I like to make some picture in the same lights conditions
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-23 3:05
well done for capturing moment so well. The mist is very thick and there is very sparse light but it creates specific atmosphere. The boats look almost like some kind of ghosts. What I also like about this picture is the fact that you still managed to get good depth despite the mist. The reflections on the water add very much to the whole composition.
Thanks for sharing
macjake (69777) 2014-01-23 10:09
I'm a big fan of these foggy type of atmospheres, they can often be overlooked - glad you took the time to capture it.
and its amazing how much of a presence the little duck has on the right, you wouldn't think that, but he captured my attention immediately.
love the long tall sails too.