Friday, 17 August 2012

FOG IN MELBOURNE

Fog is a collection of liquid water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface. While fog is a type of stratus cloud, the term "fog" is typically distinguished from the more generic term "cloud" in that fog is low-lying, and the moisture in the fog is often generated locally (such as from a nearby body of water, like a lake or the ocean, or from nearby moist ground or marshes). Fog is distinguished from mist only by its density, as expressed in the resulting decrease in visibility: Fog reduces visibility to less than 1 km, whereas mist reduces visibility to no less than 1 km . For aviation purposes in the UK, a visibility of less than 5 km but greater than 999 m is considered to be mist if the relative humidity is 70% or greater – below 70% haze is reported.

We don't often experience fog in Melbourne, but occasionally it does blanket the city in winter as it did earlier this week. It can give opportunity for some nice photos. They are from my local train station early in the morning, then the Southern Cross station in the city and then while walking to work up Bourke St.

You can find more of my photos in the fog from last year, here.


This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.









17 comments:

  1. Neat photos. Most people don't think of fog as pretty, yet these photos are definitely beautiful.

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  2. Great photography! These views are fantastic.

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  3. I do love the fog! Wonderful captures, Nick! And, yes, beautiful indeed! Hope you and your family have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Fog makes everything so mysterious.

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  5. I love the contrast of dark and light in these images. Beautiful composition!

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  6. Whenever I see fog, I can predict the day going to be Sunny.

    Your fog photographs are very nice. Some were like how I felt each morning waking up in bed.

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  7. Absolutely enchanting! On one of my most successful nature photo shoots, the day started out foggy and I was very upset...until I realized the glorious photos that came out of that day! Now, I welcome it and try to take advantage of it whenever possible. You have done a marvelous job of capturing the mystique of the fog!

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  8. Really fantastic fog shots. Very mysterious!

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  9. I love these photo's! We have summer now but in a month or 2,3 fog like this can be very common here.

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  10. The first and the last ones are particularly cool. It is interesting to see photos from the other side of the world where it is winter, while out on the street is 36ºC.

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  11. It always feels so mysterious to be walking in fog! Great shots Nick!

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  12. Beautiful captures, Nick! Love especially the mood in your last pic.

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  13. Love the foggy captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. Nice series Nick. Fog does create some great photo opportunities. Have to get up early and rug up though. Have a good weekend.

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  15. Oh wonderful ! Remember fog as a 'cloud on foot'. Pictures to breath. Thank you.

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  16. I'm not a fan of fog, because I like to see clearly ;>) but your pictures make it beautiful.

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