Ice fog nightscapes


During a cold night in November where ice fog spread low around the Springbank Airport west of Calgary, I photographed around the area for a couple of hours.  I started capturing light trails from traffic going through the intersection where the Springbank United Church stands.  Most of these exposures were close to 20 seconds to allow the vehicles to pull their lights through the scene.  Later I moved towards farm fields nearby and caught the moon as it rose out of clouds and shone over the mist.  The intensity of the nearly full moon allowed for shorter exposure times which suited me well – my hands were chilly by then and I was ready to pack it in soon after.

9 responses

  1. Great effects with the ice fog and lights. Now I know what I did wrong with my long exposures of car lights-they needed to be exposed longer-thanks for that comment. The fog among the bales and in the spot of trees is VERY nice, as is the car going into the fog in that halo of light. The light trails look like fun-great selection and hope you had a warm drink when you got home.

    December 9, 2018 at 3:16 pm

  2. Anonymous

    That last is positively ghostly…loved it especially but all of them are great shots…also really liked the right hand bend of red car light in 1st shot…P.G.

    December 9, 2018 at 10:49 am

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  4. Grant Connolly

    Great shots Chris! The last one is so bright the moon looks like the rising Sun!

    December 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

  5. Beautiful! I like the photo best where you see the light on the cross! Thank you!

    December 8, 2018 at 9:32 am

  6. Fantastic photo’s

    December 8, 2018 at 8:34 am

  7. Stunning! Thanks for the exposure info too.

    December 8, 2018 at 7:03 am

  8. All very nice, Christopher! The last one is spectacular and worth a few cold fingers!

    December 8, 2018 at 6:29 am

  9. wow, that ice looks amazing

    December 8, 2018 at 5:18 am

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