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Monongahela Fog

Monongahela Fog

Monongahela Fog

It could have been a scene from a century ago at the J&L Steel plant along the Monongahela River, but it’s just a foggy October morning.

A spectacularly foggy morning, the type that only autumn provides. This is a bend in the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, the bit of a bridge you see is the Birmingham Bridge from the South Side Flats to the Boulevard of the Allies in the Lower Hill/Uptown/South Oakland. The steam rises from a concrete plant on Second Avenue, on the river’s edge, where the J&L Plant once stood; in the distance you see the first of the buildings in Oakland leading to Carlow University, Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. In this fog, this could have been taken decades ago, representing the smog from the mills. The mills are gone, the air and the rivers are relatively clean, but the colleges, the neighborhoods, the essence of Pittsburgh is still there in the rolling fog of an October morning.

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Foggy Bend

fog at a bend in the creek
fog at a bend in the creek

Foggy Bend

I’m not sure what caused this blanket of fog to lie just above the water of the creek. I think the creek is cold still, yet our weather the past few days has been in the 50s and 60s, very warm for December, and it rained heavily this morning, drizzling all day. In any case, it was a real treat to photograph on the way back from the post office.

The photo may look a little tilted. The trees on the hill to the left are leaning outward, away from a nearly vertical highwall above a railroad track.

I needed several tries to get this right—the lighting is just dim enough, and the fog softened the edges enough that the camera complained. I had to use the railing of the bridge I stood on as a tripod.

The photo below may give you a little more idea of what the fog was like.

creek with fog

What the creek looked like from a distance; the area I photographed is slightly right of center.

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Monongahela Fog

foggy morning
foggy morning

Monongahela Fog

It could have been a scene from a century ago at the J&L Steel plant along the Monongahela River, but it’s just a foggy October morning.

A spectacularly foggy morning, the type that only autumn provides. This is a bend in the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, the bit of a bridge you see is the Birmingham Bridge from the South Side Flats to the Boulevard of the Allies in the Lower Hill/Uptown/South Oakland. The steam rises from a concrete plant on Second Avenue, on the river’s edge, where the J&L Plant once stood; in the distance you see the first of the buildings in Oakland leading to Carlow University, Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. In this fog, this could have been taken decades ago, representing the smog from the mills. The mills are gone, the air and the rivers are relatively clean, but the colleges, the neighborhoods, the essence of Pittsburgh is still there in the rolling fog of an October morning.

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For a print of any photo, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. For photos of lots of black cats and other cats—and even some birds as I first published this post there—visit The Creative Cat.


Morning Fog

Foggy Morning

Another foggy morning, this time on Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh, the sun shining right down Grandview Avenue.


Monongahela Fog

foggy morning
foggy morning

Monongahela Fog

A spectacularly foggy morning, the type that only autumn provides. This is a bend in the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, the bit of a bridge you see is the Birmingham Bridge from the South Side Flats to the Boulevard of the Allies in the Lower Hill/Uptown/South Oakland. The steam rises from a concrete plant on Second Avenue, on the river’s edge, where the J&L Plant once stood; in the distance you see the first of the buildings in Oakland leading to Carlow University, Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. In this fog, this could have been taken decades ago, representing the smog from the mills. The mills are gone, the air and the rivers are relatively clean, but the colleges, the neighborhoods, the essence of Pittsburgh is still there in the rolling fog of an October morning.


Misty Summer Sunrise, photo and paintings

mist on hills
mist on hills

Misty Summer Sunrise

This was the view this morning; as the sun rose the mist rose with it. In mid-August, a few surprising cool nights.

This reminds me of two little sketches I’ve done through the years of similar misty summer mornings, below, when the trees were younger. In the photo above you can see the spruce at right, in the first sketch below it is one of a pair, on the left. In the bottom one, the mulberry in the center and the hemlock on the left are nowhere near as big as they are now. Only the mulberry is in my yard, but I still think I’ll give it a trim.

pastel sketch of a foggy morning

Fog, pastel, 6″ x 4″, 2000 © B.E. Kazmarski

pastel sketch of foggy dawn

Dawn, pastel, 4″ x 7″ 2000 © B.E. Kazmarski


The Fog Last Night

fog at night

The Fog Last Night

A heavy storm passed through in the late afternoon yesterday, just late enough that the sun didn’t manage to come back out before sunset to burn off the mist. At sunset the Independence Day fireworks began and the powder smoke from all the bangs and whistlers hung in the mist. The air was filled all night long and changed the view out my window as the streetlights and porch lights filled the fog with color and light.