I woke up to fog recently. Thick, beautiful, get lost in fog that a photographer dreams about. With camera gear in hand I was soon headed out to take advantage of this dream. Most of the time the fog doesn't make it into the hills and valleys where I normally go hiking. So I chose to go to one of the two rivers that border the town.
It's been almost two years since I have been to this spot. Most of the year it doesn't offer much for photography. Fall is the exception. River plus autumn foliage and fog sounded like a perfect formula.
But I was too early. On my last visit it was the in November and bit late for prime foliage color. This time it was October, but the leaves just hadn't started to change yet. Well I had the river and the fog. But the fog had settled in so thick I could barely make out the other shoreline. This is a spot I need to re-visit, maybe more than once to get the color I wanted.
Location, location, location, might be right for real estate. But in photography you need the location and weather or light to make it all work. Remember to revisit often.