Sometimes It’s About What You Don’t See

Normally, Tuesdays on this blog are reserved for “Time-warps”, pictures taken some time ago, as opposed to recent images. Today things will be different; since it’s my birthday, I will indulge in a break from routine and post an image I captured a couple of hours ago. As I write this, it is a beautiful sunny morning in Cologne, but the day started out with the city wrapped in a dense, swirling fog. I grabbed my camera and ran out outside the hotel to capture it before it burned off. My favourite image is below.

Fog and Bridge, Cologne

There is a symbolism here; the bridge shows the direction of travel, but the destination is a shrouded mystery; I won’t be able to see it until I get there. The bridge is life, and the destination is the future, and getting there is half the fun.

3 thoughts on “Sometimes It’s About What You Don’t See

  1. Neat! I don’t recall seeing many photos where fog plays such a significant part of the composition.

    Now, I wonder, how hard would one have to work to create the same fog effect in Photoshop on a clear image? Looks like it would take a bit of doing to get a natural looking “reveal” happening in the foreground – sometimes, nature trumps technology šŸ™‚


  2. This is so true, I was just at a National Geographic seminar and it talks about adding elements like these. Fog, rain, haze, movement…etc. Amazing concept


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