Capturing the fog / by Paul Waldo

Country road trailing off into a fog bankLiving atop the Shenandoah Mountain, I see my share of fog.  It can be bright and sunny down in the valley, but it's not uncommon to have fog for a large part of the day in the Spring and Fall seasons. I know that many people don't like fog, but I love it.  This low-flying cloud provides a velvety softness to the atmosphere as well as deadening almost all sound.  This really gives a feeling of being in your own ethereal world.

I have struggled to capture the feeling of the fog in a photo.  Most turn out as a subject with a gray featureless background.  I think this one really nailed the feeling.