Barge Canal near Oriskany
I made an effort on Sunday to start re-visiting locations I frequented when I started my photography journey. I realized I stopped going to quite few locations once I became a “good” photographer… I’m not quite positive when I got it in my head that these locales were not worth visiting, but it is more than a little disappointing that it took me so long to return.
Long time followers might recognize this view of the barge canal. Near Oriskany, NY there is a canal trail head I would visit because I had access to a bridge support out in the canal. The view looking East typically provided sunrise opportunities and I was hoping it would do the same yesterday. It doesn’t hurt that capturing an image from the support gives the impression the viewer is out in the canal.
Much to my surprise the fog was increasing as I drove toward my destination. I did not let that deter me. As I stated a little over a week ago, you have to be in the environment to capture the landscape. Even if I walked away without an image due to the fog, I had to get my butt out there. I drove on.
The fog was not as bad as I anticipated, but the angle of the sunrise was off for my typical style. I did like the look of the fog shrouded canal. I let the sky lighten up a little before capturing my landscape. The touch of green from the trees starting to fill out their foliage was a nice pop of color on a predominately blue toned image. I also like the intrigue created by the leading lines pointing to an obscured destination. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the moon is in the sky and reflected in the water.
Overall, I’m happy I didn’t turn around and go home once I drove into the fog…