Sunday, 18 March 2012

Sunday Selections- Mist Edition

Today I am linking up with Kim from Frog Ponds Rock for Sunday Selections, to share some photographs that would otherwise be locked away in my camera for all time.
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I love mist and fog.  Love them.  Not all the time, but early on a Summer morning, when the air is thin and moist, when there's a soft white glow that seems to creep in on silent feet, and sneak away just as silently and suddenly.  I usually try to take photographs of Summer mist.  I feel it deserves pictures, as the conditions have to be just right for mist to be born.  These pictures were taken of the horse paddocks near my home, at about 4:30am Queensland time, in late January or early February (not exactly sure when, but that's not the important part).
 This top picture was taken as I eagerly ran down the stairs, making sure I got at least one shot of it before it ran away.
At the bottom or the stairs, and no longer running, I took this one.



Having crossed the road, this was taken standing at the fence.
Running to the corner of the paddock to catch a shot of the mist through the trees.
The not-running version of the trees.
Closer to the river.
Newly planted trees by the river.
Horse paddock fence and frost on the ground.  This is the only picture taken with a flash.
Morning dew in a broken spider web, as close as I could get.

As I ran about, crossing two rocky, empty "country" roads, I realised my feet were very cold, and wondered why.  it was then I spied my own wet footprints on the road and realised...
In my excitement, I'd forgotten shoes.
Then I looked at my cold, wet feet, and never mind the state of them!

I hope you enjoy these pictures of my misty Summer morning.  I really did enjoy taking them.

Signed with love,
Cassandra Louise.

18 comments:

  1. I was smiling as I chased the mist with you :)

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    1. Well that makes me smile all over again. :-)

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  2. I loved them. There is something soft and magical about the mist. And feet can be cleaned. And washed and warmed.
    Thank you for running out to take these.

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    1. I'm just full of joy that I can share a little of that morning.

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  3. I love mist. We get a lot of it here, I agree with the Elephant's Child there's definitely something mystical & mysterious about it & you have captured that. The feet photo is lovely.

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    1. When I saw the foot prints were so clear on the road, I felt I just had to get a photograph. :-)

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  4. I love watching the mist too :) We have hills both in front and behind our house, with valleys in between, so their is often mist about :) Lovely photos :)

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    1. The mist there must be wonderful! I'm glad you like these photos. :-)

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  5. Morning mist isn't something I ever thought to take photos of. I haven't seen any for a while, nor frost on the ground either.

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    1. It fascinates me that although it gets very hot here in Summer, we still get mist and frost at dawn. I find I'm usually asleep at dawn lately. Probably for the best. ;-)

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  6. Lovely photos - I love mist too.

    But wait - you live in QLD and you have frost on the ground already? That so does not fit with my idea of Queensland, LOL.

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  7. There's frost on the ground almost every morning before dawn, but it's all gone by about 6am. I think it may be because we're so close to the river here.

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  8. These are wonderful photos. What a beautiful place!

    And I love the footprints!

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  9. What a wonderful post. Love the bare feet footprints. I'm with you on the beauty of early morning mist in Summer or even Spring. When you know it is going to be a beautiful day.

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    1. I've missed the mist since moving to the city last year. Nice to look back. :-)

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