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Old Man River Doesn’t Give Up Fog Easily

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Fog hung over the French Quarter of New Orleans on the morning of March 15, 2012, as my wife, Mary Ann, and I made our way to Café du Monde to get some beignets on our final day in the Crescent City. Our spring break vacation was coming to an end.

The closer we got to the Mississippi River the heavier the fog seemed to be. I was delighted of course. Fog photos!

My idea was to capture some boats on the river navigating through the fog.

But as we stood at the river’s edge, I couldn’t even see the river.

The top photo in this three-photo sequence shows what we initially saw.

Mary Ann suggested going to breakfast and checking out the fog later. I sure hoped that it wouldn’t have lifted by then.

About a half-hour or so later, we had finished eating and set out for the river walk.

The fog was still quite thick, but beginning to break up a bit, as seen in the second photo.

I killed some time photographing a freight train and the street cars on the nearby rail lines.

The fog was lifting, but in a strange way.

As the third photo shows, the fog stubbornly clung to the water’s surface even as bits of blue sky poked through the clouds. It made for some dramatic photographs.

Although you can’t see it here, the French Quarter behind me was sunny with blue skies overhead.

Old Man River put on quite a show on this morning. He doesn’t give up fog easily.


Written by csanders429

May 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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