Fayette County Lakes Travels

Fog Photographs at Lake Horton

Lake Horton in Fayette County, Georgia, on foggy morning.

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” Corrie ten Boom

Fog is a beautiful medium for photography. By definition, fog is a low-lying cloud with often locally generated moisture. Lake Horton is a large man made water source for Fayette County, Georgia. Fog abounds on certain days. So dense were the clouds on this particular day, I could not see anything afar on the other side of the lake.

There is something to be said of the feeling whenever sight is unseen in the distance. The pale sky caused the lake’s reflection to mimic it’s sight and all that seemed visible was white, or pale gray. Rarely are the conditions such. Fishermen floated as horizons disappeared.


Blurry Geese


The time was around eight in the morning. At first, I raced to beat the weather in case clouds dissipated quickly as they had the previous day. Many of the people present were fishermen or other photographers. One such photographer seemed enamored with the backdrop for the portrait of a companion. Thankfully, this fog lasted longer than expected.

Lake Ripples

Lake Horton Fog Portrait

Ultimately, the effect was relaxing. Colors of trees and red clay were dark and moody. A stark contrast to what would become of the same scenery once the sun truly rose a handful of hours later, burning the fog.






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