calming fog

 Image captured hand-held 4/9/11, 6:00pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm 
f/2.8L USM • 70mm, f/2.8, 1/125sec, ISO 50 • minor adjustments made in 
Adobe Lightroom 2

Image captured hand-held 4/9/11, 6:00pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM • 70mm, f/2.8, 1/125sec, ISO 50 • minor adjustments made in Adobe Lightroom 2

Saturday evening was densely foggy. Although it was chilly, I was itching to try out my new lens. I wandered around our apartment courtyard and down by the lake. With the fog, the rolling waves and the fog horn sounding in the distance, it was so peaceful—and it was the first time I had been down to the water's edge since the snow had melted away.

After playing around for a while and testing the settings on my lens, I turned around and noticed a man walking out on the rocks. I really liked the way his silhouette looked against the mist, so captured a few frames. This one was my favorite. Even though you can't see Lake Michigan at all, I love the thick, layered fog and the calming feeling of this shot.