I woke early on Sunday morning. I’ve never been a big fan of sleeping in, so i got up. As i looked out, i could see that it was frosty and there was a lot of fog, but the sun was coming up and it looked like the fog would be clearing. I hesitated for about half a minute, weighing the comfort of breakfast with the sunday crosswords or digging out the winter clothes and scraping the frost off the car windows. It was an easy decision of course. I packed up the camera bag and the tripod och got my down jacket out first time for the season. I lit up a hand warmer and put it in my pocket to keep my hands warm.
The fog was going back and forth and it was getting brighter. I had no specific place to go, but i had an idea about an area with open fields facing east, where the sun would soon be rising. When i got there, the fog was dense and it looked pretty hopeless, but after just a few minutes, it started clearing up and i could see the sun lighting up the top of the fog in the distance. I got out and quickly set up my tripod to shoot a scene with a road as a leading line into the picture.
As i stood there, i noticed a field just some 50 meters away. it had some trees on it and i figured they’d make great silhouettes against the sun in 10-15 minutes when the sun got up over the tree tops.
As i turned around, i could see a third scene developing. If i could just get some of that golden morning light on a line of trees, that might make for an interesting panorama if the leaves had enough interesting colors in them. I couldn’t tell yet.
I went back to the first position and too a few more shots and then returned to wait for the sun to light up the trees in the field. There wasn’t much of interest in the sky, so i decided to include more of the foreground in the composition. The dark green grass makes a great structure with the crisp white frost on it. I ended up taking two pictures with the intention of stitching hem into a panorama. Also, i bracketed these shots since the scene went from fairy dark to the bright sun shining through the fog.
Unfortunately, the third scene never worked out. This is the best i was able to get out of that one. Not much of a picture.