Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Fog, Frost and Ordinary Things

Walking along the cliffs in thick fog is different! All the parts that make up a usual wander are changed but not necessarily for the worst. Obviously the first one is sight: the views that you are so used to just don’t exist, trees fade to grey and people become ghosts. Sound changes too and, as you are one sense down, your hearing seems to fill the gap.
There is much more noise and this coupled with the lack of vision can disorientate the best of us. That said, there are pleasures in all of this and patterns created by frost are always special. Everything that can catch a droplet of water does so and this too changes how very ordinary things can look. There is still plenty to point the camera at, even if you can't see too far.

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