Another picture from my excursion into a damp and foggy world (a rarity of late here in SoCal where temperatures have been heinously high). This time, a panorama of about 9 images, cropped and edited a bit. I used the Df and 24-85 lens.
That morning, the fog was very thick, and even around 9:30 a.m. when I took this, the fog was dense. Only later did the sun break through. It was rather eerie to wander alone . . . just a few days from Halloween!
About 7 a.m. I looked up from the news and my coffee; the fog was slowly evaporating to give way to a brilliant morning: The sun, the fog, the trees.
Another photo from the misty, moisty morning I climbed out of bed . . . . While the Galaxy S5 takes OK panos, I like the stitching-together process better. Here is a view of Mount Clef across the grasses of the small valley in Wildwood Park nearby my home. Today we expect 86F, and tomorrow 91F. I think I live in hell sometimes, even though it is very pretty! I am tired of this heat – ongoing heat – and dream of water falling from the sky.
I finally managed to get my butt out of bed early enough to watch the sunrise and take a few pictures. Rather than taking a digital and film camera, I took just a film camera, and my phone. I’m always amazed at the quality of pictures one can get with the phone, especially if no magnification factor is involved.
This morning, I was out in the mountains early. Fog was heavy, drifting in and out.
The beaches along the Olympic Peninsula are nothing short of amazing. No camera can catch the mood perfectly, but software can help!
While we were there, the sky moved from a foggy opacity, to blue and cloudy, and back. I wanted to capture that in-between time when the sun was breaking through as the fog lightened.
Along the central California coast, the marine layer can extend inland. There are days when the skies are grey, and “sunny California” exists as a memory. Inland, the layer breaks up, but along the coast and tucked into the edges of the mountains, it can be depressingly dull. As a result, “May Grey” and “June Gloom” are my least favorite times to be on the coast, and am very glad I moved one valley inland!