SEARSPORT — On Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. over Zoom, Penobscot Marine Museum continues its Fog & Ice Speaker Series with “Fog in the Photo Archives” with photo archivist Kevin Johnson. The talk is free, with a suggested fee of $5. Registration is required.

Maine is one of the foggiest states in the country. In fact, Mistake Island, off Jonesport, is the 5th foggiest spot in the US, with more than 1,600 hours of fog per year. The science of fog states it forms when two ground level air masses meet and condense to form a low-lying cloud. It’s not the science of fog, however, that draws photographers and painters to it, but rather the aesthetic it creates. Fog can create a moody atmosphere, an air of mystery, accentuate form and give depth to a composition. Johnson will explore this photographic element and share photographs depicting it from the Penobscot Marine Museum photography archive.

For more information or to register, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org/events-list/ or contact Jeana Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org or 207-548-2529.