Hiking has been one of my favorite pastimes, next to fitness and photography, over these past few years. Living in a busy city all my life has definitely allowed me to appreciate these frequent trips back to nature. The sights, sounds, and smells (maybe not all of the smells...) are therapeutic. Each trip always provides something new. You never know what you'll run into.
During one of my morning hikes, I was fortunate enough to witness Tule fog for the first time ever. Witnessing the fog alone was incredible, but when the storm clouds start to roll in above; you are presented with a sight that is unworldly. Moreover, if the sunrise decides to peak through the clouds, the entire cloudscape (or fogscape, if that's a thing) is illuminated and saturated a deep, burning gold. I had to come back with my Nikon D5500 and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED to capture this rare beauty.
I was completely fixated on seeing that amazing sight again. I returned to that mountaintop every chance that I got. After going to the same mountain everyday, for days, chasing fog. I learned an important lesson in persistence and patience. Even though I didn't capture that heavenly shot of the burning clouds, I certainly didn't leave empty-handed.
Feeling dejected, I decided not to walk the usual route back to my car. Instead I chose a path that I had never walked during those early morning hours before. I eventually stumbled upon this enchanting scene. There was just something so surreal and mystical about these woods. The morning fog had drenched the entire forest, which which in turn, produced this vibrant and eerie effect. The trees had collected so much moisture that it was as if the forest was raining. Before my camera and I got too soaked, I was able to grab a few shots of this Enchanted Forest.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Neewer Alluminum Alloy 67" 170cm Tripod Monopod
Adobe Photoshop CC & Lightroom
The Photographer's Ephemeris