Lake Erie Fog

by Kaylah Stroup
Last week as I was sitting in my office, pecking away at the keyboard I happened to look up and notice it looked kind of weird outside – either there was a huge fire or it was insanely foggy. I live just around a mile, as the crow flies, away from the lake and even though that’s super close I normally don’t see any fog up here. I immediately packed up my camera bag, jumped in the car and headed to the lake. As soon as I got to the first cross street I hit the wall of fog. Just the densest, craziest fog I’ve ever seen. The closer I got to the lake the thicker it was. It was beautiful. I was in heaven. Maybe it’s because we don’t get enough of it up here but I swear it never loses it’s charm for me. Must not for everyone else either because for the first time since the end of summer the park was full of people. Everyone was out photographing the fog.

After leaving the park I drove around Cleveland to see how far the fog reached. I found a few other spots to pull over and jump out for photos but my favorite of the day has to be the one below! Plus I met a cat a few feet away so win/win!

Even if it kind of stresses me out to have to rush around before the fog disappears, I really enjoy the adventure of it. It’s like being a storm chaser – except WAY less dangerous. Okay, it’s nothing like a storm chaser but it does involve weather and a camera so that’s fun. Fingers crossed there are lots more foggy days for me to run around like a nut trying to photograph.

You can find photos from the last time I photographed fog at the lake here.

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B March 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm

The fog around here has been insane and creepy as well! But I love these photos!

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:37 pm

Thanks, B! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kayly Nyman March 16, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Gorgeous photos! I love fog, and the perpetually eerie feeling it leaves you with. I think my favorite photo is the fifth one down, with the road at the center and the fog and trees flanking it. So haunting, but beautiful at the same time!

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:37 pm

Thanks, Kayly! The fifth one was one of my favorites too!

Chelsea March 16, 2015 - 1:17 pm

That second photo is just stunning & can I just say, I am totally jealous of your ability to meet kitties as often as you do!

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:38 pm

Thanks! Haha, I guess I do run into kitties quite often. ๐Ÿ˜›

Maria G March 16, 2015 - 1:20 pm

These are beautiful. As many of your photos are. Do you always manually set your camera (like white balance or such)?

/excuse my English

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:39 pm

Thanks, Maria! I do. I actually just learned how to last year but I am loving it. Such a crazy difference over auto settings.

Hibi March 16, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Amazing photos!

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:41 pm

Thank you!

Adi R. March 16, 2015 - 3:19 pm

I looove foggy days.
It's a bit scary when driving in it, but still very fun to see.
The photos came out beautiful, and it's always a win/ win when you find a cat that lets you photograph them. Hahaha

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Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:41 pm

Thanks, Adi! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bree Lopez March 16, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Wow, I love this! I had to drive to work in super dense fog this morning. It was definitely something different.

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Driving in fog isn't my favorite but any other time ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:43 pm

Aw man! Emojis don't show up in comments. That was the ok hand sign one though so use your imagination. ๐Ÿ˜›

Kim Johnstone March 16, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Have you ever visited San Francisco in the summer time? There's fog galore everywhere you go! =) Just a bit south in Half Moon Bay, the fog gets so thick, driving through it feels like a snow white-out. Scary, but kind of the best.


Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:44 pm

No, I've actually never been to San Francisco. It's definitely on my list of places to visit though.

Alicia Janet March 16, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Those are stunning photos! We just got another snow storm in Nova Scotia and could really use some fog to eat it all up. I don't/can't bike in the snow ๐Ÿ™

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm

Thanks Alicia! Aw, sorry about your snow. Ours has finally melted, I'm soooo happy.

graceforagirl March 16, 2015 - 8:43 pm

I was going to say: I scrolled all the way back up to look at the first picture again before commenting! And then I realized that scrolling up is super easy and not a super great compliment. Basically, I love the first photo best but they're all looooovely and insert some happy, real compliment here.

Yeaaaah okbye. *wave*

Kaylah March 16, 2015 - 9:51 pm

Haha! Nah, I totally get it and that's definitely a compliment! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Elizabeth Than March 17, 2015 - 2:44 am

These are gorgeous! The only foggy weather we get around here during haze times when neighbouring countries are burning their plantations. That furry one is definitely the bonus from this trip!

Laura - March 17, 2015 - 11:58 am

Kaylah! These photos are AMAZING. I've got all kinds of wanderlust now, we get fog in the UK but it never looks like that!

Trude March 17, 2015 - 4:54 pm

So, so gorgeous! I especially love the second one with the tree's reflection. Glad you were able to go and see!

Mary Lucas March 18, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Gorgeous photos! I love these.

Alyson Cornman Photography March 18, 2015 - 9:31 pm

So cool! I love moments like this!

Jennifer Shaw March 20, 2015 - 3:04 am

Stunning photography. I always chuckle how cats seem to follow you. You must give off a love of cats vibe. ๐Ÿ™‚ This one's a cutie! March 22, 2015 - 7:44 pm

I ADORE your photography skills… love these shots, so spooky… I love fog!

hello haha narf April 1, 2015 - 9:28 pm

ohmydog, how did i miss this post in my reader?! wow. these images are extraordinary! frameable and sellable. and all the ables. just tremendous photos. thank you for sharing!

timvisare January 12, 2016 - 11:04 am

Oh, fog really is spectacular! I had a similar experience one morning in October: It really was the greatest, I love fog. <3

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