Lakeside park in fog

After spending the morning doing some landscape photography in the Niagara area I hit some dense fog on my way home. Shooting landscape photosĀ under foggy conditions is one of my favourite things to do so I couldn’t resist getting off the highway and finding a good spot to capture some images. I ended up at Charles Daley Park which is located on Lake Ontario in the town of Lincoln. What follows is a selection of images of this lakeside park in fog.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 13mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 13mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-160

Upon arriving I headed down towards the east end of the beach. This is a more natural section of the park with a number of trees along the lake front as well as a small lagoon.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 10mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 10mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160

I had my three Nikon 1 V2’s with me, each fitted with a different lens (6.7-13mm, 10-100mm PD, CX 70-300mm). All of the images in this article were taken with either the 6.7-13mm or the 10-100mm PD.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 14mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 14mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-160

My plan was to take a few sample images of the trees along the beach front, then head off to the lagoon area.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 10mm, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 10mm, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 13mm, f/5.6 -0.7 step, 1/500, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 13mm, f/5.6 -0.7 step, 1/500, ISO-160

I started on the north side of the lagoon, capturing some images of smaller plants and the occasional log along the edge of the lagoon.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 10mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 10mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160

The fog was thick enough that it blocked out the highway and road traffic that are normally visible from this vantage point.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-160

I then left the beach and headed off to the western edge of the lagoon which features a large willow tree which I thought may make for some interesting images. I did pause to look back and take one final image of the beach entrance.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 9mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 9mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160

The willow did not disappoint. Its leaves were starting to turn colour and gave the tree some nice, bright yellow highlights.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-160

I took a few different images, changing my shooting angles and perspectives.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 12mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 12mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-160

On my way back to my car I grabbed a few more quick images, then headed off home…or so I thought…

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 7mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 13mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, 13mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-160

As I crossed a bridge on the service road another scene at the park’s west end caught my eye. So, a U-turn was in order and I made time for one, last capture.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 11mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 11mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-160

Overall, it was a very enjoyable and relaxing way to spend an hour at Charles Daley Park.

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5 thoughts on “Lakeside park in fog”

  1. I’m curious, I noticed that you used the V2 and not your J5. Was this just a coincidence or is your admiration for the V2 that strong? Regards, William

      1. I’m sorry I assumed you owned the J5. If you owned the J5 would you have taken the landscape photos above with the J5 or the V2? I own the V2 and have come to really appreciate its ability to take fine pictures.

        1. Hi William,

          The new 20.8MP BSI sensor in the J5 is quite a bit better than the Aptina sensor in my V2 in terms of colour depth and dynamic range. Given the choice I likely would have used the J5, even though I would rather compose through an EVF.

          Tom

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