The fog has always intrigued me. There’s something about it that makes the unknown feel peaceful. Normally, in life, uncertainty can induce fear, anxiety, and stress. There are times when I desperately want to know what is going to happen next. But unfortunately, getting that answer is often delayed until it actually happens. As a result, I’ve had to learn to trust God deeply in those moments and know that everything will ultimately turn out well. Interestingly, Fog brings me to that place, where I feel okay in the midst of uncertainty. I love it and I think it’s beautiful.
I live very close to this Lake Ray Hubbard bridge in Rowlett, Texas. This morning I met with a friend for coffee and on my way home I had to cross this bridge in the fog. As I crossed it, I saw how the fog made it vanish into that white nothingness. Meanwhile, I had been wanting to capture this bridge in fog for over a year. Usually, the time or density of the fog hadn’t worked out until this morning. I excitedly grabbed my camera and waterproof boots and parked my truck near the bridge.
Making The Bridge In Fog Photos
There was a lot of debris from trees and garbage at the edge of the water. So, to avoid getting them in my shots I had to walk out into the lake where the water looked pristine. Once there I photographed the bridge in fog with my three lenses. I found that the 50mm one captured it best. It was a perfect focal length for this kind of scene. My goal was to create abstract images of the bridge to bring attention to the character and texture of the fog.