Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Morning With Fog

We had one of those foggy mornings one day early this month. I crossed the Bronson Avenue Bridge where it spans the Rideau Canal, close to home. The view west over Dow's Lake was obscured, as was the view east on the Canal.

Downtown, the fog was slowly lifting, but you can see it in the distance to the east here at the two streets that make up part of the Transitway.

This view north is from a couple of blocks south of Wellington Street. There are hints of low lying fog off to the north- I should have gone up for a look That fog would have been thick lying over the Ottawa River.


  1. Beautiful.
    That is the one thing I miss living in the desert, fog mornings. Watching the fog roll in even in the day or night. lovely.
    There is something about lights in the fog.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Fog can be annoying for traffic, but it is great for making photos.

  3. Those fog photos are lovely. Beautiful for photographing. Not so great for driving!


  4. really lends a peaceful, quiet feel.

  5. I truly love fog and shooting foggy photos! We've had a couple of very foggy mornings here, too. That's a lot of fun, especially when you're trying to play golf! But these are super shots, William. The one of the canal and the ones of the downtown area I particularly liked!

  6. Ya gotta be good the mess with photographing fog! I like the photos amongst the highrises and the long straight street.

  7. Gorgeous foggy shots William, you must have been up early to catch these!

  8. Fog can be interesting or spooky or gloomy---whatever you make of it.

  9. I love fog, it makes great photos!

  10. The latest pictures become more serious and sad to the city.


  11. @Parsnip: I've gotten to like foggy days.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Marianne: it is.

    @Janis: definitely not.

    @Tex: it does, yes.

    @Whisk: indeed!

    @Lowell: I can see that being a challenge!

    @Red: those two streets remind me of a canyon. An urban canyon. Albert and Slater hold our bus transitway system through the downtown core.

    @Grace: relatively early, but not so much.

    @MB: it can definitely be both.

    @Sharon: it really does!

    @Tomas: indeed.

  12. Great foggy pics! We've had a lot of foggy mornings here this month and even today is with the rain and mild temperatures.

  13. We had some fog and mist this morning on the golf course. These foggy views are lovely!

  14. very cool. mysterious!! makes you think of a few old mystery movie.
    neat-O!! ( :

  15. You have the best moments on camera. Fog makes unique pictures.

  16. The fog makes your pictures look a bit dreamy. I like it!

  17. We had a foggy afternoon this week but only in some areas!

  18. @Pamela: it's cooler here today than it has been in recent days, and we've had rain.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Beth: it does, yes.

    @Marleen: fog's great for that.

    @Lois: so do I.

    @RedPat: usually here it burns off by ten in the morning, though there are exceptions.

  19. Well, at least it's fog and not snow. . . yet!! :-)

  20. Wasn't that amazing? I love the change in weather.

  21. Fog can look so pretty, even romantic. Love the first and third photos especially.

  22. Great shots and that is a very modern city.

  23. I hate fog. It distorts everything when one is in it--even your perception. It does make for interesting photos.

  24. Your top shot could have been taken on the Golden Gate bridge!

  25. That third shot is especially dreamy.

  26. Fog is a nice friend most of the time especially if you don't have to drive.

  27. Your top three photos really capture the mystery of a fog scene. Nice!

  28. The first three shots are wonderful, it was a very photogenic fog.

  29. @Revrunner: we had snow flakes here yesterday afternoon!

    @Jennifer: so do I.

    @Gemma: thanks!

    @Catalyst: a lot of the office towers are a stark contrast to the Gothic architecture that seems so dominant as well.

    @Mari: it certainly does.

    @Furry Gnome: I do too.

    @Cloudia: they see a lot of fog!

    @Kay: I thought so too.

    @Bill: quite true.

    @Jack: thank you.

    @Jan: it was, yes.

    @Norma: thanks!