Aerial Photography: Chesapeake Bay Bridge December Fog
Fox is used to flying over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
“I used to fly a traffic plane over the Baltimore and D.C area and I had never seen anything like that,” Fox said.
Fox and his friend were flying up to White Plains, N.Y. from Fort Meade, Md. that morning, celebrating the light winds and sunny skies. They were on their way to take pictures of Philadelphia and New York.
Although those views were a little disappointing due to the haze, the duo decided to fly over the Massey Air Museum and check out the planes arriving for a fly-in there.
“We were looking down and saw the bridge so we turned around,” Fox said. “The Bay Bridge was really an after thought.”
Fox says what we are seeing here is called inversion. WBOC Meteorologist Brian Keane says temperatures generally decrease with height in the atmosphere; when temperatures instead warm as you go up in the atmosphere, it is considered an inversion.
Basically, Fox says the sun was warm causing fog to form. Since it is late in the year, the air is cooler than the water.
The plane was flying about 1,500 feet over the bridge making their view perfectly clear—the fog only went as high as the tops of the towers.
Although flying and photography are merely hobbies for Fox, these photos have been shared over 10,000 times.