Returning home from errands one afternoon, I saw that fog was rolling in quickly from the ocean. This usually happens late at night or early in the morning, but here was fog appearing in the afternoon (and on something much larger than Sandburg’s “little cat feet”). I put my groceries away quickly, grabbed my camera, and set off on foot (I am fortunate to live about a block and a half from the water). I had a great walk, lots of fun, and enjoyed hearing the fog horns sounding in mid-afternoon, but I found that what I could plainly see with my eyes (fog moving quickly through every opening between buildings) was not easy to capture.
It was late afternoon when I finally captured this view of the Villa Riviera from my balcony, and the fog showed up better because of the angle of light. The Villa Riviera, built in 1929 and recently renovated, is a Long Beach landmark — originally a hotel, now a condominium building. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 89mm, f/7.1, 1/2500 sec., ISO 100, fog plus late afternoon sun, handheld)
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