My favorite time of day to take photos is early morning. The colors of the sky as the sun rises make it worth getting up. Autumn is a great season to catch the sunrise. Not only can the sky be colorful, but in the morning during the autumn it is not unusual to find fog over the ground. I always check the weather the night before I get up early. I want to make sure that there are going to be some (but not too many) clouds in the sky. I also check the dew point (a measure of moisture) and temperature. For fog to occur, the dew point must be equal (or be very close) to the temperature. Since the lowest temperatures usually occur early in the morning (generally between 5 and 7 am), the temperature will drop closest to the dew point temperature during this time.
During the morning that I took this photo, there was fog throughout the landscape. I searched landscape for a bright foreground. The fog gives the field in this photo a soft look which reminds me of a watercolor painting.
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