Unlucky sometimes


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EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 38mm

1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 500

UNLUCKY SOMETIMES

This picture is being submitted as part of a 52 week challenge I am following on Facebook, theme ‘Unlucky’.

During my last trip to Mississippi river, I encountered sea fog while navigating upriver.

Sea fog, also known as ‘advection fog’, forms when a moist wind blows over relatively cold surface of sea or land. When the moist air is cooled below its dewpoint, the excess water vapour condenses into small droplets of water on dust or minute particles of salt, resulting in advection fog. It was no surprise that the river water temperature was about 7°C (45°F).

As it usually happens with all modes of transport in fog, water transport schedule on Mississippi was also in a mess. Anchorages were full. Agents & Pilots were struggling to find a suitable spot to anchor the vessel. River was even closed briefly, that is the vessels scheduled to enter after us were asked to wait outside.

Fog has been a cause of lot of accidents involving all means of transports. Ships are no exceptions. Many an unlucky moments have occurred in fog.

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EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 85mm, 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 500

 

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