Tuesday, October 20, 2009

foggy lens beach




 


 

we were sitting on the beach under our beach umbrella last wednesday morning while a thunderstorm blew over. it was only misting rain from dark clouds with lots of wind and no lightning at all. i was afraid it would blow up a hard rain so i put my nikon in the cooler to stay dry. after the storm blew over i took my camera out and shot these wondrously soft hazy photos. these are sooc -- straight out of camera!! i did not do a bit of altering. what is the secret to this wonderful fuzzy look? the camera lens fogged up when i took it out of the cooler and the warm humid air hit it. i'd like to spend an entire day at foggy lens beach. imagine the photos i could take!!

20 comments:

Karine said...

Wow, they are weird! They remind me of what things look like when my contacts lenses aren't working properly. lol. Fun! Thanks for sharing.

PrairiePeasant said...

wow! these are so awesome, and moments like this are so magical!

Shannon said...

magical! Let me know when you do that, I'd like to join you! Those shots are too much fun! ;)

tascha said...

Those are so lovely! What a cool thing to have happen!

steviewren said...

I love the dreamy quality of the photos. Mmmmm, I'm thinking of the possibilities with a foggy lens....Halloween in a cemetery....children at a carnival....endless fun!

lori vliegen said...

you always take the best photos!! and i'm with karine....that's pretty much what my vision is like at the end of the day and my contacts are all fogged up!! destin always looks great, even in the fog...:)

RNSANE said...

Funny, Julie, this looks like many regular days at beaches in Pacifica when the fog is so thick, you can't see two feet in front of you! At least, you can tell the sun is shining out there somewhere! Nice,somewhat eerie photos, an air of mystery.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a happy accident. I think the photos are intrigueing.

Betsy said...

What a neat affect! And to think you were on the beach this time last week! Sigh!

Mary said...

Oh how cool are these!!!
love them!

cindy said...

i love the foggy lens photos. so soft and mysterious.

Cindy said...

You didn't even have to alter these?? You sure have a way with pictures, girlfriend. I bet you're wishing you were back at the beach now! Thanks for sharing.

Martha Lever said...

very cool!!!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Love love love these photos of the beach. BEAUTIFUL!!!

THANK YOU JULIE FOR VISITING ME!
Your painting will be sent on Thursday!! i LOVE THAT PIECE TOO!!

cindy said...

Now me, I would have never thought twice about the effect you recieved. I would have deleted them way too fast.

I wish I had the "eye" that you do. So talented.

Artist Unplugged said...

These are sooooooooo lovely!!!!!! It is an awesome effect. I took a photo of my neighbors flower and it was so humid outside the lens fogged up and had the same soft effect. Glad you had a wonderful trip to Destin, I love that place. You have had some lovely work posted lately...keep it up!

Chris said...

Love, love, love these! Especially that first shot. How pretty.

And your art is wonderful, too. Thanks for stopping by and letting me visit your blog. I'm super inspired now!

Joanna said...

Very cool and moody shots.

Shana said...

These are just gorgeous. Maybe someone needs to start marketing foggy lenses. :)

willow said...

WOW!!! Fabulous results. And who knew? How serendipitous!