Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Living in a Fog

Road to NowhereJet lag is pure PITA and there is not much you can do about it. Traveling east is much, much worse than traveling west. Oddly enough, it is the second night that hits me the worst. I'm usually so bagged from traveling that I sleep soundly the first night. It's the second night that I'm up all hours. I crash after supper probably because my body thinks its afternoon and time for a nap! Then I'm awake and raring to go at 1:00 a.m. until about 6:00.

I usually take advantage of this unplanned 'up' time to do a bit of work and some e-mails. Around 3:00 or 4:00, I head out do some shooting. Its usually a wonderful time to shoot and meet people. Morning people are usually quite talkative and I've meet some interesting people as they prepare to get their day underway.

Around 6:00 I'm back in the hotel in time for breakfast. About this time my body clock starts screaming 'time to go to sleep'! I'm then bagged for the rest of the day and a fog settles down around my brain until I can finally drop into bed after supper, only to repeat the cycle all over again, like some reoccurring nightmare as my body clock slowly shifts forward one hour each day.

On this trip I used some of the time to catch up on some older photos. I did an early morning session in Halifax during some heavy fog and got some interesting results.

Besides clouding your judgement, fog can produce some dramatic results visually in a photograph or a movie, as any avid fan of British mysteries knows. Here is a runner appearing out of no-where on their way up Citadel Hill.

When Suddenly, Out of the Fog Appeared...

It can also be quite beautiful and calming, as this shot of a gantry crane down at the waterfront shows.

Crane (1)

A short slideshow of all the shots from this shoot:

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Sadly, all the slide show options produce weirdly desaturated images and I am not sure why. Compare the shot of the crane in the fog on the blog to the same shot in the slide show you will see what I mean.

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