Hiking in the Fog

Ridgeline
View from the Staircase Rapids Loop Bridge

The clouds frequently hang low over the Olympic Mountains. That is true year around, but in the late autumn, it is almost perpetual. I enjoy watching the clouds move up valley and around the ridges. They add an element of mystery to the landscape. And as long as you are prepared and have good equipment, it’s a good time to enjoy the solitude of a mountain valley.

Two Views

Two Views: Across the river
Two Views: Uphill

These two images were taken the same day in the same spot, from the North Fork Skokomish trail in Olympic National Forest. This is one of my most favorite trails … an old friend that I have visited throughout the years, year-round.

Foggy Kayaking

Foggy Kayaking

I was going through some older photos and seeing what I had missed. Going back and reviewing images from months or years ago is a great way to not only refresh memories, but you can see images that didn’t strike you at the time because you had preconceived ideas about the image you were expecting.

This is Ellis Cove off of Budd Bay in Olympia.

Camera: Nikon AW120

Foggy Winter Scene

Foggy Winter Scene

This was from the same day as the previous post (Sunny Winter Scene) and about an hour later. The clouds came up the mountain and everything was totally socked in. Not much to shoot except the outlines of trees. So, I shot outlines of trees. This is not a black and white image, by the way. There just isn’t any color making it through the fog.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 200 1/32o sec f/7.1

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