I titled the image The Sound of Fog in order to prick your interest. There was no sound as such apart from a few parrots screeching as they flew past. The sound I am referring to is the word used for the phenomenon.
Fog in English does not do it justice as it seems more appropriate for hitting something solid with one's head.
Brouillard in French is getting closer to the feel of the occurrence.
Nebbia in Italian might do as the word rolls out smoothly.
Not so sure about the Albanian mjegull.
For me the Slavic magla does it as it conveys the mystery and loss of the familiar. The Russian tuman has the same feeling. But then maybe I like the last two in a subjective way. Fog, FOG...no way, such a coarse, truncated word for something so ethereal.
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dta (65000) 2014-07-22 4:51
Hello Klaudio ,
It is not so easy to capture the misty atmosphere . You've done it very well . Interesting presence of the white cow that provides a focal point .
kasianowak (5902) 2014-07-22 4:51
Hi again Klaudio
Precisely the kind of photo I love to take and long to see on TE. :)
I think "mist" describes it better and, to me, bears connotations to the word "mystery" (well, vaguely). But of course I realise there is a scientific difference between mist and fog (I agree, not the best word for this ethereal phenomenon).
mesutilgim (82324) 2014-07-22 4:51
Perfect observed and captured !
There are no limits for a good photographers eye.
A scene full of serenity and silence.
TFS and best regards
rigoletto (34255) 2014-07-22 6:14
in turkish we call it "sis", a bit reminiscent of sister' shortcut in english. if mist is sis, then misty would be "sisli" (pronounced like sisley). but yes, mist would be more mysterious, as fog reminds me more of industrial times, when smog settles down on a town. at least cow is cow and tree is tree, and i am happy with these :)
Royaldevon (28449) 2014-07-22 7:31
I love your play with words.
You are right fog is too brusque, though mist is a little better and with an adjective attached, could be even better.
I love how it affects the lack of clarity as you look deeper into the shot. There is always a sense of mystery, what is hiding in the depths!
The singular white cow is so well placed to give strength as a focal point.
My warm regards,
abmdsudi (41998) 2014-07-22 9:11
What a grey mood, sometimes the worst weather is the photographers' best friend. This is absolutely brilliant almost in monochrome because of the foggy weather with the animals easily catches the eye and is a good focal point. The composition is great, a seamlessly done shot, Congrats.
rychem (21699) 2014-07-22 9:18
I love foggy photos! Great rural scene, the landscape is covered with fog, only one white cow is an eyecatcher placed in the strong poin, very well done
holmertz (39529) 2014-07-22 11:25
You have captured a fine, moody atmosphere in a painting-like photo where the grazing cows certainly play an important role. Obviously your chosen title and your thoughts about the values of words have created an interest. What does the Swedish word "dimma" sound like to you? Meteorologically fog at sea is referred to as "tjocka", meaning approximately "thickness". It's a word I never liked.
lousat (75049) 2014-07-22 13:57
Ciao Klaudio,č bello vedere una immagine come questa a Luglio,fresca di cattura.Ho nostalgia di quelle belle nebbie che si tagliano col coltello,l'atmosfera silenziosa,il profumo dell'aria bagnata,purtroppo anche questo evento meteorologico č quasi sparito negli ultimi anni nella mia zona,rimane solo un ricordo di quando ero bambino.Grazie per avermelo ricordato con questa magnifica foto.Buona giornata,Luciano
emka (76433) 2014-07-23 0:51
Hello Klaudio, This photo reminds me our wonderful trip to Twelve Apostles. Do you remember the smoke on our way?
Marvelous view of the gum trees and grazing cows. I prefer the word mist, it has some mystery and magic. The only difference between mist and fog is visibility. This phenomenon is called fog if the visibility is one kilometre or less, otherwise it is known as mist. Seen from a distance, mist is bluish, and haze is more brownish. In any case there are small droplets of water suspended in air. Splendid atmosphere shown.
In Polish only one word, mgła (pronounce mgwa), similar to mjegull and magla. In Russian it can be also mgła:
Буря мглою небо кроет,
Вихри снежные крутя;
То, как зверь, она завоет,
То заплачет, как дитя.
Warm regrads MAlgo
dekanski (2894) 2014-07-23 2:41
sjajna slika, jednako kao i mali esej o reči koja se u različitim jezicima koristi za ovu pojavu. Ja sam uvek englesku reč fog doživljavao kao ime za nešto što im se smučilo (s obzirom na učestanost). Slovenska reč možda svoj zvuk duguje i činjenici da je koristimo i za nešto nejasno, nepouzdano, čak i mistično (maglovito sećanje, smagliti - u smislu nestati, pobeći...). U svakom slučaju mnogo više opisuje pojavu negi englesko FOG! Iako nema potpuno isto značenje mist ima mnogo lepši zvuk.
siudzi (33005) 2014-07-23 2:44
What a moody capture this! It looks like an early spring scene not the full summer moment:) Beautifully seen and taken one with great sense of the moment. TFS!
ktanska (24570) 2014-07-23 12:01
I think you captured the nature of fog well on this one as the trees show on different tones from front to back. And the same effect can be seen on black cows too.
How would Finnish sumu sound to you?
PiotrF (6788) 2014-07-23 15:33
Hello Klaudio ,
spectacular place and spectacular capture.
A very misty atmosphere here.A very beautiful and attractive picture. Sharpness, exposure, colors, pov and composition are all excellent
pajaran (50518) 2014-07-23 23:55
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na polje sa stokom u magli ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Vasom lepom fotografijom podsetili ste me na vreme kada je poljima setala stoka i culo se mukanje.
COSTANTINO (53715) 2014-07-24 2:08
Hello my dear friend
wonderful romantic scenery hidden into the
fog with a hidden mystery too
Iloved your idea and particularly
the title as following the sound of fog
greetings for the choice of the title
it is nice and delicate
perfect observed and captured
have a nice time
jhm (137652) 2014-07-24 3:21
Cows in the fog gives always a pleasant atmosphere.
The silhouette of the trees in the fog, cares for the extra atmosphere.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, also pleasant of colours.
Very well done, TFS.
willperrett (6632) 2014-07-24 4:26
I know what you mean about the word "fog", but it's what we are given in English! Your note made me find out the word's etymology. For the record, here's what I found: "thick, obscuring mist," 1540s, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Danish fog "spray, shower, snowdrift," Old Norse fok "snow flurry," fjuk "snow storm." Compare also Old English fuht, Dutch vocht, German Feucht "moist." So the English aren't entirely to blame (ours is a mongrel language in any case!)
But to the photograph. I love the muted tones: so well capturing the mood and enclosed atmosphere. BTW, where I live, there is a real "sound of fog": the ships' sirens out in the Solent...
jemaflor (83014) 2014-07-24 23:52
Not always easy a photo with fog, here the result is well managed, good details with cows and nice trees silhouettes.
trevormoffiet (3070) 2014-07-25 22:43
Until you had mentioned it I had never had any other connotation of fog. To me fog just meant fog. I do now see how though it is a harsh word for something that is so soft and obscure. The sound does not match the feeling.
I do love photographs taken in fog mist and rain because of the increased levels of atmosphere and feeling invoked. Yours is an excellent example. The level of detail that can be seen of the white cow, compared to the black cows, adds significantly to the impact of the image.
ourania (29417) 2014-07-26 7:31
this is such a calm and mesmerizing scene, despite the timelessness and almost stillness, the fog has a life of its own and this could also be defined as a decisive moment. The Greek word is "omichli" with a gentle ch from the back of the throat and the accent on "mi". I think that it's similar to the Albanian and Slavic sounds and that it encompasses the qualities of the phenomenon. Your picture is superb because you managed the light, the colours and the textures so well that the fog is the main subject and appears to increase or diminish according to the persistence and imagination of the viewer. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Graal (96450) 2014-07-27 7:11
very nice image, like painted. Amazing field, cows and fog. I like the calm mood in this scene. Well done photo.
Have a nice new week.
SnapRJW (30687) 2014-07-29 3:19
Hello Klaudio - Your title did catch my attention and while I don't think fog has a sound per se, it does seem to muffle sounds in much the same way as it 'muffles' or diffuses light. As to the word itself... yes, it does sound a little harsh; mist or miasma may be softer sounding.
Anyway... enough of that. Your shot is atmospheric. What I like most is the one white cow, she adds a lovely bright, contrasting FP.
adores (35693) 2014-08-02 15:59
Fog can add an incredible atmosphere sometimes. I like this photo a lot, with the cat calmly eating and the silhouettes of the trees in background. I like the mystery it transmits!
stego (24000) 2014-08-04 14:14
By coincidence, just now I critiqued another photo with fog, of adores, and I wrote that I miss the presence of real fog in her image. Here you succeeded capturing that bucolic mood you try to describe in the note. It's a beutiful image.
dcole (281) 2014-08-06 4:32
Wonderful image.. I love the mood that the fog creates. What a calm and peaceful scene. I enjoy the composition and exposure control. Well done!
Vasa (16746) 2014-08-06 16:18
Ovde dan možda i nije bio za šetnju, ali si ga majstorski iskoristio. Mnogo mi se sviđa atmosfera. Bravo Dado! Malo je dva poena.
GFSSD-1 (3549) 2014-08-24 4:31
light, fog, composition, depth, framing..
all r excellent.
all the best