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Turkey Tracks:  June 30, 2013

Pea Soup Fog

Pea soup fog in Maine is so thick you can’t see into it or beyond it–give or take the space just around you.

I’ve been on a mission for a while to capture the sense of that enveloping white mist with my camera.

I took this picture on Friday.  The fog had moved way inland.  It surrounded my car, limiting visibility to about 30 feet.


The camera actually captured more clarity than there actually was on the road.  And, makes the tree in the mist seem further away.  Interesting.

Pea  Soup Fog, June 2013

I love it when I’m on Route One in the summer, and the fog bank that can sit over the water for days starts to come onto land.  It sends out long tendrils of white at road level–almost as if the fog is trying to grab hold of road, rock, trees, meadows and pull itself ashore.

If you are on a boat on the water, suddenly you find yourself sitting in a white cocoon.  Only the boat and the water are both moving…

Mercy!  Everyone starts listening for other boats’ warning bells, the clanging of buoys, and any other hint of where one might be and what is near one…



Written by louisaenright

June 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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