Woke up to thick fog this morning and headed down to the docks hoping for some moody pictures. The fog was so thick you couldn’t see across the bay and it lent an air of isolation to the harbor. I used the time to gather the detail photos that will be useful in the book and created a typology for them (see the blog). Then I learned that two of the scallop boats were heading in – provided they felt it safe enough to come in through the narrow Barnegat Inlet with such low visibility. I headed a few blocks north to the lighthouse and inlet and patiently waited. All of a sudden I could hear the hum of an engine and the first of the boats emerged from the fog, followed by the second. The Ms Manya and Karen L were barely visible in the pea-soup atmosphere which made for some great photos.
Just my luck – I went down to the beach to photograph a surf fisherman and