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fog light

Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or poems.

Conrad Hall

My neighborhood was blanketed with a thick layer of fog the other night, and as I stepped outside to get a breath of fresh air around midnight, the cool moist air enveloped me like a wet sweater.

When I looked down the side walk, I saw some car headlights piercing the atmosphere and shining a otherworldly light right at me. So  I grabbed a camera, put it on  a tripod and although the lights were only on for a couple of minutes, I was able to make the header image before someone turned them off.

I spent the next hour and a half out on the sidewalk making the images below. It was dead quiet and still, aside from an occasional sound of dripping water from the rain that had poured down an hour before.

©David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

©David Moenkhaus

porch light – 2016

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©David Moenkhaus

up light – 2016


Open the door now.
Go roll up the collar of your coat
To walk in the changing scarf of mist.

Tell your sins here to the pearl fog
And know for once a deepening night
Strange as the half-meanings
Alurk in a wise woman’s mousey eyes.

Yes, tell your sins
And know how careless a pearl fog is
Of the laws you have broken.

-Carl Sandburg from Chicago Poems

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©David Moenkhaus

back steps – 2016


          Canon 5Ds w/ Zeiss 100mm Milvus



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