Upward Through The Fog

Sunrise over the fog in Horseshoe Bay, Texas

I’m always excited when we wake up to a really foggy morning. It doesn’t happen all that often around here, so I appreciate the meteorological variety. Fog also piques my imagination. I’m not saying that there might be, say, dinosaurs lurking in that mist, but I’m also not saying there aren’t.

Fog seems to usually roll in shortly after sunrise and Debbie and I are often already out for a run, which thwarts my photographic strategies. This morning was different, though. We had already agreed on a rest day (four miles of running yesterday plus a two hour dance last night informed our decision) so when the shades automatically went up at their programmed time and revealed…not much, I jumped at the chance to fire up the drone. My excitement wasn’t unwarranted.

When we do have fog, it’s often a prelude to a dreary, overcast day, such that even if the drone can clear the fog, the view isn’t that dramatic. But there wasn’t a cloud in the sky above the layer of fog, and the view from just under 400′ was spectacular. Here are a few of the photos I managed to capture via my drone.

Sunrise above the fog in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
The sun is just peeking over the horizon around 7:40 a.m.
A foggy morning in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Near ground level, the view was not quite as pretty.
A foggy morning in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Our house and the creek behind it as seen from about 200′
Sunrise above the fog in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
This image was captured about 30 minutes later. The electric transmission lines are just peeking through the fog.
Sunrise above the fog in Horseshoe Bay, Texas (black and white photo)
I created this image for my pal David G. who, like me, is a sucker for black-and-white photography.
A foggy morning in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
I took this photo at ground level with my phone.
Sunrise above the fog in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
This is a view of the fog beginning to clear away from Lake LBJ.
A foggy morning in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
As the sun rose higher, things got a little more dramatic near ground level.
Sunrise above the fog in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Just another perspective. As we are fond of saying around here, God does good work!

2 comments

    1. Norman, what kind of drone did you get? I have a DJI Air 2s. It will do a lot more things than I know how to tell it to do. But it takes pretty amazing photos, and that’s good enough for me.

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