Monday, December 12, 2011

Misty Monday - Fog Bank at Sea

Fog Bank off the Coast of Oregon  © Doug Hickok
(Velvia slide film)


An ominous bank of sea fog moves over the ocean in late afternoon, casting a dark impenetrable shadow above the horizon. The moods of the sea fascinate me... and so do stories about the sea.

My favorite story about the sea was one of the first novels I ever read as a teen in Ohio... Hemingway's Old Man and The Sea. It made such an impression on me that it led me to a love of great literature, and yarns about the sea. Other favorites of mine include Treasure Island, Moby Dick, A High Wind in Jamaica, The Dark Frigate, Voyage of the Narwal, The Perfect Storm, The Wreckers, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, and Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists.
Hummm... maybe that's why I moved close to the sea...

Do you have any sea story favorites?


20 comments:

  1. Looks like the storm is brewing ! excellent tones ...

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  2. Yeah... When we got lost in fog... True story and it was one of the biggest scares of my life.

    There was no ray of sunshine as there is here but then there was no ominous storm either. Just plain old fog.

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  3. fantastic shot, love the mood

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  4. · Surprising and beautiful image that breaks the color line of your latest photos.

    · Hugs

    CR & LMA
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  5. HA! I love that you didn't mention Pirates of the Caribbean!!! :D

    This isn't really a story about the sea but I love the Mists of Avalon, Doug!

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  6. Great difference between surfaces. Very well done! Greetings

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  7. this makes my heart beat harder. love the sea and you've caught it in a rare mood in this shot.

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  8. It has to be Homer's Odyssey, D!
    From OR to SC, that's a long coastal move though. ;)
    Via South America?

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  9. Beautiful shot Doug! Love the textures.

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  10. Very good shot!!! and great differences.

    Greetings.

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  11. Drama, tension and enchantment are wonderfully blended in a single frame! Original and inspiring work!!!

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  12. A fine image with spectacular contrast. Very well done.

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  13. Nice! It almost looks abstract at first glance. The texture and light are so pretty!

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  14. wow ... this is what i call "atmosphere" (in more senses than one ...)!

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  15. I'm with you--Old Man and the Sea left an indelible mark on me. I love this shot. It captures all that is beautiful and ominous of the sea.

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  16. I love the mystery and moodiness to this one Doug, it's quite wonderful.

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  17. that thick wall of fog/cloud does seem very ominous.. you captured it well.. :)

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