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The Fog

By Hop-A-Long
At long last. I finally have broadband again. I was beginning to think I would never see you all again.
I had given up any hope of ever sending an email during the rest of my lifetime and had purchased a rather nice blanket, this was for use with the fire pit I was planning on building so I could communicate with people via smoke signals. Not sure if a photograph would transmit very well using this method, but I felt like I was in the dark ages.
It is definitely true what they say, "you don't miss it until it's gone", and have I missed my broadband.
When I saw the light on the router illuminate about 20 minutes ago I felt a tear roll down my cheek. I have been waiting all morning, today is "Activation Day" according to the letter from my provider, it's been one of the longest days of my life.

Anyway, I'm back and here is todays offering.
Rather like the way I have felt over the last month with no internet access it was taken looking out to sea through the fog.
This is one from my epic trip from York to Hetton following the coast and visiting the towns on the way.
I left Gill and Lisa in a very foggy York and headed off for Bridlington, the going was slow and laborious as I followed what seemed like endless A roads in what can only be described as a total pea souper of a fog. I was beginning to think the day would be wasted if this white blanket didn't lift, not many shots to be had during a total fog out.
I arrived in an immensely foggy Bridlington and headed straight for the beach, I'll brave the beach in any weather, not wearing swimming trunks though. I'm not that daft, what do you mean I am, well, maybe just a little.
Upon seeing the weather with the sun trying to break through the fog and the groynes that were reaching out into the sea I immediately attached my welders glass to the front of my lens and headed onto the beach. The fog was rolling across the scene as it was carried on gentle breeze, rather like a ghostly tumbleweed.
During the long exposure it would become perfectly clear on the beach momentarily and then it would grasp you again in its cold grip. I could hear sea birds calling, dogs running as they enjoyed their walk and people chatting, but at times could see no-one or nothing. A very weird experience I have to say.

I hope you like this one. Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.

Tags: Trip Beach Fog York Ghostly Spooky Coast Mist Bridlington Landscape and travel

Voters: reflectionsinlight, AnneWorner, jadaszek and 39 more

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mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
20 Apr 2012 5:04PM
A fine shot Andy,but I fear I have to take you to task on something here.
My wife went on holiday with her sister to Cyprus last year,
and I DID NOT miss her at all when she was gone.
I had as many chippies and takeaways as I liked.There was no need to lift my feet of the carpet when I was watching the footie as she hoovered underneath them.And best of all,I got a decent nights sleep without her infernal snoring !!
Off course,when she came back,the first question she asked was if I missed her,and you have got to say you did,haven't you !!
Good shot.

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Outlander 7 73
20 Apr 2012 5:05PM
I know what you mean regarding b/band,as for the photo, my kind of it.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 5:22PM
Welcome back with this atmospheric image! It's a beauty!
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 5:31PM
Wonderful atmospheric, shot.

nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
20 Apr 2012 5:41PM
Excellent capture!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
20 Apr 2012 6:24PM
Thias ia stunning, Andy, nearly as good as your narration Wink I love the way the groynes lead your eye into 'nothingness', if there is such a word, which I very much doubt Grin. Carol
mugshotmyk 5 3 9 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 6:59PM
A lovely capture. Well done.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 7:41PM
what happened to your BB? mine went for a few mins the other night - disappeared in a clap of thunder, thought that was my lot but thankfully it came back as quick as it wentWink

superb shot today full of mystery and moodiness
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
20 Apr 2012 7:55PM
Wonderful mono scene here Andy! Smile

fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 8:51PM
A beauty
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 9:28PM
A stunning image, of the highest quality, brilliant right up.

Regards, looking forward to a win against Villa tomorrow.

Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
21 Apr 2012 12:20AM
Loving every thing about this one,,nice job,,

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 8:28PM
The fog and the horizon have blurred nicely into each other - ah, Brid - been 20 years on the run for our summer holiday up there - lovely memories, but not of fog I'm glad to say SmileSmile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Apr 2012 9:27PM
A wonderfully atmospheric image which is perfectly suited to monochrome. I had to smile at that old Romantic Mikebee's comment!Wink
cleg 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 8:37PM
Superb image.
K_T 4 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 6:01PM
You have some lovely images. Thank you for your votes.

KT x
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 7:27PM
wonderful capture love the light just trying to break through .

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