On Thursday night, I was able to get to bed at a decent hour – 10:30 – so I figured that 6 hours would take me to 4:30. That is enough time for me to get out because the sun doesn't rise until almost 5:20, and 6 hours is all of the sleep that I can count on. Really though, I can't even count on that much sleep. It is more accurate to say that it usually what I am hoping to get.
As it turned out, with Lacey's help, I was stirring before 3:30. Noticing that the window was completely damp, I figured that it had been raining, so I might as well roll over and try to get more sleep.
That didn't happen. I soon noticed Sue looking at her phone. Apparently the amber alert for a missing child had awoken her. Deaf AC hadn't heard it, but he did hear the equally noisy all-clear sometime later. I gave up, and when I checked the front windows, they were dry, as was the street. It hadn't rained after all, so I got ready and made coffee to go, but then forgot to take it.
I was surprised to see that it was foggy out. It wasn't all that thick, but it was enough to obscure the trees in yonder field when I got to my spot. I backtracked to another location that I has passed where I had seen trees that were visible because they lay closer to the road.
I parked on the laneway on the edge of a farm property. I am sure that I wouldn't have done this if there were a homestead on the property, but there wasn't, at least not in my field of vision.
I know the background palaver is getting long and tedious, but I do want to say a little more.
The last time that I was out with the camera here, I had set the camera on a white (light) balance that wasn't giving me true colours on screen. When I looked at the screen, I wasn't seeing what my eyes were seeing, and I had to try to correct the colour in post from memory of what it had been like.
There is a way to set a custom balance, which I have employed only seldom. On this morning I used it to get the LCD screen as close as possibly to what I was seeing, which is what I want to do. While I will manipulate some types of photos to taste, I try to get my landscape photos close to the light as I really perceive it. If I can get it close to right in camera, I don't have to try to remember later because memory is unreliable.
I think that is why I like this photo so much. It isn't a spectacular landscape by any means, but it pretty well captures what I saw or what I think I saw.
You can see the laneway on which I was trespassing and fog in the background. I cropped the photo to a 16:9 ratio, which fits a computer scree precisely, and it really looks good at the full screen with high resolution on a good monitor. I love the tranquility of the scene, but I suppose you had to have been there to truly appreciate it.
I have gone on and on, so I will post three more photos without comment except to say that conditions changed as I pointed the camera in different directions.
It was good to get out again after more than a week although there have been robin photos and a full moon in the interim.