These were taken at dawn, in a 30 minute period on the Connecticut river. Something different appears in each, and then is gone in the next. I’m just the photographer, not the magician.
As the light changed, the fog rolled in, and each photograph takes a new look.
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The first shot here had early pre-dawn light. Thick fog appeared rolling in and over the woods, mist rising from the river. A day later I noticed the Osprey hidden on the dead branch (left side).
Moments later, a wide angle photo, no Osprey. The light now began reflections on the water.
Next a little more light and less color. The fog appeared thicker. I think it was the light. Ripples made for less reflections.
This is a few minutes later when the sun was just moving above the horizon. Again no Osprey can be found. I never did see him at all. With more light the trees appeared through the fog.
Finally I packed up the camera, tripod, and the bag of stuff I didn’t need and moved about 50 yards up river. The light hit and geese swam out from the shore. No Osprey but a dozen geese from the same spot.
All this within a 30 minute time frame. And….. the coffee was still hot when we got home.