Saturday, January 31, 2009

ENOUGH with the Freezing Fog Pics Already !!!

OK, - I Promise that this might be my last Freezing Fog Photo post - It's just so hard to choose!

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Freezing Fog Tree Branches

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Cemetary right - Wind left

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Freezing Fog Fence

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Freezing Fog Tree Branches

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Your reception may not be too good today

That's all for today,




Rick said...

Greetings Bill and Hello (again) from the Banana Belt,

You know your Oregon geography well. I was up in Salem this week and couldn't wait to get down to some sunshine. The freezing fog photos are interesting. I think the stop sign one is most interesting.

Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog and for adding me to your favorites list. I am honored, truly, but didn't your mother teach you anything about following strangers around?

Thank you again, and stay "tooned."

Banana Belt Rick

OregonArtGuy said...

Thanks for the comments, Rick. My mom taught me it was OK to follow a stranger as long as they weren't TOO much stranger than everyone else - but I'm willing to make an exception in your case :-}

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are great Bill. I love the Cemetary sign also with the ice flowing off the back like a kite tail. These photos make me appreciate where I am and to quit complaining about the plain ole regular fog we've been getting. :)

Laura said...

I have to admit something...have never seen frozen fog...but then we don't have much fog or frozen here...very interesting effect

Karie said...

We are expecting Siberian weather from Monday onwards in England Bill, this is what I will be working in! Brrrrr! As usual though, great pics,

OregonArtGuy said...

Cris: everywhere as far as you could see were amazing sights - but I don't like plain old fog either :-}

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Laura: I've never seen anything like it before either - It was beautiful. I'm just glad my batteries finally went dead in my camera after 100+ shots, or I'd be a frozen lump out there myself :-}

OregonArtGuy said...

Stay in the house and call in sick :-}

Susanne49 said...

They are so pretty, Bill! I love the fence the best and the first one too! I wish you some warming up sunny days soon! :)

Sue's Daily Photography

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Sue:
Thanks for the comments - All these pics were just one day, and not where I am - its still cold here, but not like that! Did you guys ever get out of the rain? I haven't been to your blog yet today - that will probably tell me :-}

Lynn said...

Holy Cow...did you really shoot these photos where you are living in Oregon? Wow. Wow. Wow. I never saw that kind of ice before. the wind blown stuff is simply mind boggling to me. I hope it warms up a bit for you soon.

Your "old people" humor hits home, as I am quite a bit older than you I don't know whether to laugh or cry at some of it. ;-)

I am so impressed by your photography! What camera do you use may I ask? Although I know the art comes from the eye of the man behind the camera!

AVCr8teur said...

From those pictures, I would've thought you lived in the North Pole. The second photo really made me chuckle. I have never seen frozen fog and then frozen fog going sideways?! That's amazing!

Regarding your comment about Pacific Ocean Park, I don't know if I responded to you. They said the mind is the first to go. In any case, your description reminds me of the wooden roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk although it doesn't go over the ocean otherwise, I would not have ridden it.

OregonArtGuy said...

AVCr8teur: Hi: thanks for the comment. That freezing fog was the most amazing thing I've ever seen - it was on EVERYTHING for 50 or 60 miles. As for the roller coaster - I don't think its the same one, but those old wooden ones were scary. It wasn't actually the roller coaster that went over the watr, it was another ride, but it was pretty cool to a 12 year old :-}

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Lynn - sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday. All the freezing fog photos were taken 1/20-1/21/09 on Hwy 97 between I-84 to the North and Madras to the South. We live in Hermiston and were taking a trip to Redmond. We take I84 to 97 and then go South. It was foggy all the way, but once we got on 97, after a few miles everything started turning white - no snow, just ice crystals from the fog!
Now, as far as the old folks humor goes - the only reason I share it is because I relate to it - I certainly don't mean for any of it to make someone feel bad - I hope you got a chuckle. I don't know how old you are, but I'm old for my age. Haven't been able to work since I was 54 - my dad is 90 and I'm certain that he gets around better than I do! When I poke fun, the poker is usually pointed at me, but I really can appreciate that when a person reads some of the humor, it reminds them of what they aren't anymore - it does me anyway - sorry if I caused you any grief :-{
Now as for my Camera; I lost all of my good camera equipment a few years back and didn't have the funds to replace it, so I bought a rather inexpensive 10 MP Canon Power Shot A640, which is what I use now.
I was pretty disappointed with the performance, and actually quit taking photos much for a couple years. But when I got my photo editing software again, I was able to tweak a lot of them to be acceptable - so there you have it. For the average person, this camera will work just fine and you can get good shots - my issue was taht I enlarge photos to about 2'x3' to make large prints, and even though its a 10MP, when you enlarge the photos that much , they are very grainy - but most people don't do that. So before this post becomes a novel - my camera is a Canon A640. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I will keep trying to take photos that people enjoy :-}