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Then One Foggy Christmas Eve… December 24, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.

As if I haven’t denigrated the Sacred Legend of Rudolph enough!

Still, we have rain and warm air moving over the copious snows of these past few days, and the result has been lots of fog, much of it atmospheric rather than ground-level.

It looks like this:


…except, of course, that your eyes aren’t working at ISO 3200, so you would see something much more vivid and creamy than this.

But such are the vagaries of hand-held photography in low light, and such are the miracles of digital photography that Humble Me can actually capture such a thing to share with you.

Here’s the Cold River, draped in snow and mist, on this Christmas Eve:


It’s an image some of my “regulars” will recognize, as it’s embarrasingly accessable and has graced this page in all seasons and lights.

Oh, and speaking of which, just in case I don’t make it back here tomorrow, here’s wishing you all the most Joy and Happiness in this Season of Light.  You’re why I bother, really.  Thank You.


1. dcup - December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays to you, C.R.

2. Sylvia Kirkwood - December 24, 2008

Ah, CR, you do know how to make use of that camera to make your world speak to the rest of us! The river takes my breath away, as always. I hope you have a wonderful, joyous holiday. And you’re one of the reasons I try to improve my photos, but I have a long, long way to go. Still fun though! Thanks for the inspiration.

3. Bob - December 24, 2008

Best Holiday wishes to you, Cuz!

4. Barb - December 25, 2008

The very best of Holidays to you too, C.R. Even when I feel at my lowest, your photos and inspiring words shed a bright light, where, otherwise it’s dark and dismal. Thanks for sharing.


5. Bobbie - December 25, 2008

Gorgeous photos, as always, CR

I wish you joy this season – and most of all, PEACE.

6. sherry - December 25, 2008

they are breathtaking. we had 14 below wind chills the other day and now it’s supposed to be 60 this weekend! go figure.

merry merry!

7. dianne - December 25, 2008

“you’re why I bother”

I love that, I feel the same about all my partners in blogging

Thank you for all the wondrous images you share


8. Tengrain - December 25, 2008

Right back atcha, TCR.

We had hail this morning, which is practically unheard of in these parts. Said one of the ne’er do wells, “It’s like chipped ice for a margarita!” OK, it was me. But still.



9. littlebangtheory - December 25, 2008

Ten, I hope you had your glass at the ready; God doesn’t chip ice every day!

And the rest of you all, Thank You for being here. You’re my raison d’etre, I hope you know.

10. Steve - December 25, 2008

More beautiful shots – and I agree with the decision to do the top one in black and white… That put all the focus on those layers of light and dark stacked up into the distance.

11. littlebangtheory - December 25, 2008

Steve, it wasn’t intentionally black and white, but the low light made that happen.

Often, in low light, what I look for is contrast, with color assuming a secondary role. It’s there, you know, and I see it, but it doesn’t drive the photograph.

12. The Pagan Sphinx - December 26, 2008

I love the shot of the Cold River. I love all your shots of the Cold River!

See you Saturday!

13. Spartacus - December 28, 2008

CR… hope you had a wonderful holiday celebration.

14. David Owczarek - December 31, 2008

I so wish I had a camera that would take a usable shot at ISO 3200. That looks like a lot of fun. Very nice photos, I love the top one. The ice was all off the rivers when I was there last week, which was too bad – I was looking forward to that.

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