Probably my favourite place in Aberdeen is the beach and the promenade cafes. I live about 10 minutes away and visit there two or three times a week. Although the Sun is great for a vitamin D top up, I love it when the fog occasionally descends. This doesn’t happen very often, I have a previous article about Fittie in the Fog from 2018 so I managed to get a few interesting images when there was a few hours of fog at the beginning of march.
Living in the North East of Scotland a weather resistant camera and lens is pretty essential and come into there own in this type of weather. I used my Fujifilm X-T2 and 35mm F2 lens, both Weather Resistant. I love the ethereal effects and haloing you can get with fog. Artificial light in the evening and night are great for street photography, but take on a whole new feel in fog. I generally shoot in Aperture Priority mode for street photography but when the light is this different I use Manual. Remember to get the ISO up, I start at 3200 but 6400 is probably better.
I still shoot predominantly black and white images but will occasionally post in colour. The images in this article were shot using the Fujifilm Velvia film Sim. Click on the images below to see the slideshow. As always comments and questions are welcome.