25 November 2008

Sunrise through morning fog, the Catlins

Morning fog, Catlins
In mid February 2006 I explored the Catlins, the south-east corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Early morning; driving through fog. At the intersection where the road heads south to the coast, the sun began to burn away the mist. It's almost hackneyed, but it brings back the memory.

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6 comments:

Relatively Retiring said...

How can such natural beauty be 'hackneyed'?

pohanginapete said...

RR, the event itself can't be hackneyed, but this kind of photo can. The "silhouette against rising/setting sun" photo is too easy to find, even when one's not looking for it.

Greg Brave said...

Very interesting photo, I like it, but I can't exactly say why...

Michael said...

I love shooting into the sun. And fog.

pohanginapete said...

Michael, I'm with you on the fog, but I find photographing into the sun difficult. Maybe I should try it more!

pohanginapete said...

Cheers Greg. It's enough just to appreciate it. I suspect the identification of particular features of a photo often amounts to rationalisation after the fact. Nothing wrong with that — it helps us learn — but I think it's important to avoid the trap of, having identified something we like (or not), thinking "that's it". Photography is at least as much about intuition as deliberation.