Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fog this morning

Heavy fog over Sydney Harbour this morning, your faithful reporter was there. The bottom shots were taken around 8 am when the fog was so thick there was nothing much to see, the top one much later when it had almost cleared up. All ferry services were suspended until 9 am, think of the mess for the thousands of commuters who use the ferry every day. What you're missing here is the sound, the fog horn mooing at the foot of the bridge - eerie!


Ce matin la baie de Sydney était noyée sous un épais brouillard. Votre fidèle reporter vous en rapporte des images mais il vous manque la bande son, la corne de brume beuglant au pied du pont - fantomatique !
Les photos du bas ont été prises à 8h quand la brume était si épaisse qu'il n'y avait quasiment rien à voir... le cliché du haut beaucoup plus tard, à 9h, quand les bateaux ont pu recommencer à circuler. Toutes les rotations de ferries ont été suspendues jusqu'à 9h, il y a dû y avoir du monde en retard au travail ce matin !




32 comments:

Peter said...

Impatiently waiting.

hpy said...

I will be back.

Olivier said...

tu mets ton fan club en appetit, donc a ce soir...

Imparfait présent said...

ça s'appelle savoir se faire désirer...

ruth said...

I can't wait!

Martel said...

thank you for your visit on my blog.

Damage, I could see your photograph only this weekend, because I have access to Internet only the public holidays and the weekend.

mon blog of photographs on the town of Martel.

Paul Murphy said...

Wonderfully atmospheric shots Nathalie.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh I like your foggy pictures. They are so real. Next to driving an automobile in heavy fog, the worst thing I remember is riding on a ship in the fog and the fog horn blowing every few minutes. It is really wild.

Abraham Lincoln
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Steve Buser said...

Love the bridge, the water, the boat and the fog. The make me really feel the fog.

JvH said...

Quelle belles photos! J'aime beaucoup cette atmosphère!

Dan said...

wow. absolutely beautiful

djphil said...

Do not cross the bridge ! you will arrive in zombie area ! WouuuuuWouuu!!

Irina said...

Ghostly enough :)

lv2scpbk said...

I like how you took this photo of the fog and under the bridge. It's mysterous.

Olivier said...

cela valait bien le coup d'attendre, je trouve la premiere magnifique (avec en plus les oiseaux). Bravo

Two&2 LA said...

Oooh..... we love how the fog can "eat" half the structure away

Jilly said...

Wonderful photographs. Create a great atmosphere and so beautiful.

Chris & Deb said...

Your photo is so awesome that I could hear the foghorn!
You're really good!!!

Peter said...

It was worth waiting!!! ... and to revisit. Really beautiful photos!

Tomate Farcie said...

C'est beau!

d. chedwick bryant said...

ooooh!

d. chedwick bryant said...

The fog comes. on little cat feet. It sits looking. over harbor and city. on silent haunches. and then moves on. ...

carl sandburg

bv said...

Love the one with the palm trees. It's photo competition winner seed. Indeed.

Kate said...

Sandburg's poem is wonderful, but the description of the fog is more subtle, never once mentioning the word cat (former English teacher speaking!)
" The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes
Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the house, and fell asleep.

Your photo is true "art" and a wonderful illustration of the above lines!

Kate said...

OOPS! I got so excited to be talking about poetry again that I forgot to mention that the excerpt I just added re. fog is for T.S.Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

Pod said...

woah! madame you have outdone yourself! these are fab shots. bu tthen anything foggy fills me with glee. funny that. were i grew up was very foggy. i find it comforting in a strange way. many memories. i love these, especially the bottom lampost one. magical. i wanted to go down to the bridge early or the coast, but you know me....sleeeep
sleeeeep

pusa said...

the fog makes the scene mysterious, very nice photos

hpy said...

Je déteste le brouillard. Il est si gris, si froid si inpénétrable. Mais ça fait de belles photos.

Princess Haiku said...

We get fog in the San Francisco Bay too but this is amazing. The photos are poetry.

Junk Thief said...

This could be a shot of the East Bay Bridge on the Embarcadero. We usually have heavy fog in June and July but it's arrived a month early this year.

lyondailyphotoblog said...

Très très belles photos, merci!

Anonymous said...

Great photo, environment and composition!!! The bridge construction is impressing. This photo reminds me of my post on the next day - 18th of May.
The bridge, gulls and river...
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Karlis