I am not sure why it took me so long, but after 3 days of moaning about the damp, foggy weather I finally realized that the dense fog would actually provide a great photo shoot opportunity and would give me something to do. On August 13th, I was out the door before 9 am in order to take advantage of the low visibility.
My first stop was downtown Camden. Years ago, I had taken some great shots of sailing boat masts peeking through the misty morning and I thought I could replicate that. On this particular day, I did not find the same traffic pattern in the harbor, but I think the attempt came out okay.
I had better luck when I turned my attention away from the harbor to focus on the library and the surrounding park grounds. It was early enough that the foot traffic through town was light, enabling me to show the mist hovering around the park. Even though I was not that far from the building, I was pleased with the cloudy shroud that was in place around the upper portion of the library.
By 9:30 traffic was picking up so I decided to head over to Lincolnville Beach to see what kind of conditions I would find there. Here, the fog was even thicker. In fact, the ferry dock was barely visible through the ghostly surroundings.
I could not quite capture what I was looking for, so I soon turned my eyes toward the beach, the gulls and the small boats moored close by. A picture of the gulls on a spit of sand was okay, but the boats just behind them were almost invisible. My husband liked a photo of the boats beyond the mud flats but something about the flats in the foreground did not appeal to me. I eventually got a shot with the right combination of water, rocks and boats that appealed to me.
As I turned to head towards home, I noticed a shed surrounded by trees across a small channel. On the top of one dead tree there was a rather large bird, perhaps waiting for better weather. I could not tell if it was an eagle or an osprey but it really didn’t matter. It was barely visible through the fog, and let me end my photo shot with the prefect picture.