Fog in the Padanian Valley of Italy

March 16, 2013

Fog in the Padanian Valley of Italy 3

Photographer: Patric Benedetti
Summary Authors: Patric Benedetti; Jim Foster

The photo above shows a rosy-fringed sea of fog covering the Padanian Valley in northern Italy. It was taken from Lessinia (19 mi or 30 km north of Verona), at an elevation of approximately 3,300 ft (1,000 m) just after sunrise on February 1, 2013. This valley fog was persistent for several nights and mornings. At the level where the photo was snapped, however, light pollution from the valley below was effectively filtered out by the dense fog layer. This would have allowed for nearly ideal astronomical observations, but moonlight from the gibbous Moon (above right) more than made up for the extinguished city lights.

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX210 IS; Lens: 5.0-70.0 mm; Focal Length: 8.134mm; Focus Distance: 9.63m; Aperture: f/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80); ISO equiv: 80; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows.