Marsh, Tree, Fog
Posted on 13 March 2013
Marsh, Tree, Fog. San Joaquin Valley, California. November 25, 2012. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.
A small tree in a foggy marsh
I was not at this location primarily to do landscape photography – I had actually gone there to photograph migratory birds, first and foremost the Ross’s geese that often setting in here during the winter months. However, when I arrived close to dawn there was very thick tule fog everywhere, and especially over the damp marshland of this wildlife refuge. I knew there were migratory birds about, but while I could hear them I could barely see them at all.
I eventually decided that the foggy landscape itself was going to be a more productive subject (at least until later, when the sun did finally come out) in these conditions, so I switched gears and spent some time doing landscape work. This clump of trees grew on a small rise in the marsh, and was backed by fog that caused further details to quickly disappear into gray.
G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist whose subjects include the Pacific coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography, and more.
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