“Shrouded in Fog…”

20131201_4687nikcweb For the next few months we often get wonderful fog rolling in, over and around us. Those seeking the sun don’t much like it, but I enjoy it tremendously. It seems things quiet down even more when the fog rolls in and the views across the water become enchanting. Yesterday afternoon we grabbed a cup of coffee and strolled down the little board walk that leads to the Cemetery Point Park behind our house. There are several old and falling apart boat hulls trap in the marshes back there, and this is one of them. I suspect it once was a LCVP [Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel] that was built by Andrew Higgins in Louisiana. Something like 20,000 of these boats were built either by his company or under license, by others. I remember scrambling into boats like this from cargo nets that were slung over the side of our troop transports, when I was a young Marine. [This was quite a few years after WW II! :)]

About christian harkness

Photographer and printmaker; living and working in north Florida.
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6 Responses to “Shrouded in Fog…”

  1. Dave says:

    A couple of things.
    1) I LOVE shooting in fog. It adds to the mystery.
    2) Thank you for your service
    3) When I was in Alaska I saw several of the landing boats that had been converted to civilian use. Apparently, they’re good for delivering stuff to and from all the shore communities. Many of which can only be reached from the water.

    • Hey Dave – you are welcome – goes without saying! Yes, I suspect this one was used for a supply boat around the Cedar Keys too.
      I don’t have many but fog photos can be exciting – I really love them in good b&w.

  2. cecilia says:

    we get wonderful fog out here too, but no landing craft! though i do have an old dinghy out in the long grass.. no-one seems to know why! i love this shot, reminds me of home (NZ) somehow. c

  3. Beautiful landscape, Christian. When I was at art school, in Portsmouth in the South of England, there were inlets still filled with the ruined and rotting paraphernalia of “Overlord”. This picture took me back.

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