On Sunday night my husband and I were tooling around when we drove past a marsh near our house. It was covered in mist, and we went home, grabbed the camera and tripod, and drove back. It was very dark and the mist was fading fast, but I got lucky. 

Well, okay, it wasn’t luck so much as a long exposure time on the camera. This photo was taken with a 5 second exposure, ISO 400, and F/7.1. This means the shutter was open for a full 5 seconds, letting in lots of light. I took a few more, and by the end had the shutter open for 15 seconds. A tripod is essential, any movement will show up in the image. That’s why the clouds look wispy – they were moving the entire time.
Just me and my husband, standing on the shoulder of the highway, taking pictures. Situation normal. 
I hope you are all having a good day. Wisconsin is having abnormally warm weather right now (in the 60s. What is happening.) and I’m trying to enjoy it while it lasts. I’ll be out in it tonight when I get to go buy a new washing machine. Mine has started leaking water and also smells like burnt rubber, which I am assuming is a bad sign. It’s old anyway, so time for a new one. That we will leave behind when we move. Anyway. 
See you later!

2 thoughts on “Mist Over the Marsh”

  1. It's all about timing, isn't it? Arriving at the marsh in time to see it covered in mist and your old washer giving up the ghost before selling your home. The marsh is lovely as I'm sure your new washer will be in its own way.

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