Posts Tagged ‘fog’

As the cold weather began to settle into the Madison area, the temperature of Lake Mendota, the largest of the Chain of Lakes in Madison, was significantly warmer than the surrounding air resulting in some foggy mornings. Here are some photos from those foggy mornings.

Here is a photo of Maple Bluff (about 3/4 mile [1.2 km] across the lake from where I took this photo and about 120 feet [36.5 meters] above the lake at this point) shrouded in the fog.

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Here is a photo of part of the City of Madison shore (foreground) with fog on the lake.

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Here are two views of the Tenney Park breakwater in the early morning with the fog in the background.

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Magnolia in Fog -1

I got up quite early the other morning in order to let the dogs out. It was just past dawn and still quite dark, outside darker than I expected it would be. It turned out that it was very foggy. As soon as I knew about the fog I started getting my camera ready for the time when I would have a reasonable amount of light to get some photos of the Magnolia tree in the backyard. I had been photographing the Magnolia for about a month while the tree first budded and eventually – after a long delay – bloomed. Here is one of the blossoms  that I photographed on that very misty/foggy morning.


Cherokee Marsh in the Fog - September 26, 2013 - 53

I have been meaning to get this posted and thought I’d better get it done before I forget. We had a very foggy day in Madison recently and I suspected the fog might make for some very interesting photos up in the Cherokee Marsh. Indeed it did. In the beginning, the fog was almost impenetrable and I shot photos of things nearby (getting many photos of spider webs, which glistened brightly from the dew of the fog). As the fog finally started to burn off a bit, I could see more of the lily pads, which are now starting to change color, as they extended out into the marsh. You can see the tree line of the other shore, but can barely see the other shoreline where the fog still lingered, Here is one of my favorite images from that foggy day.

Paul's Photography Challenge - Deep Fog with a Hint of Sunshine

As I have previously noted, Paul’s Photography Challenge is long done. None-the-less why should that stop me? In fact, it draws out all of my non-competitive instincts to have a challenge with no challenge. I hope you enjoy this continuing “un-challenge.”

Tenney Park Bench

The same fog/ice day that gave me the nice bridge shot I posted earlier this week provided me with this photo of a park bench looking out on to still mostly frozen Lake Mendota. The foreground trees are coated with ice from the fog. The fog can still be seen clearly in the background.


Tenney Park Bridge

Tenney Park is in Madison on the shore of Lake Mendota. As the weather begins to warm, it isn’t unusual for fog to form overnight and coat the trees near the Lake with ice. The ice melts as the fog dissipates and the air warms. I drive through the park when I go to work. I pulled over with my camera to capture this and several other pictures of the park a few days ago on my way to work.