Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Beauty of Fog


My friend J. and I finally got together again to hike in our favorite State Park. She is my hiking buddy whom I told you about here. This year we didn't get together very often, so the more we treasured yesterday's hike.

We started out in the fog, climbed up the hill in the fog. There was absolutely no view, we saw the trail for only a couple hundred yards and it seemed to us that we were almost alone up here (later on we met a few people, though). At the end of the trail there is a beautiful lake where we usually have our picnic. When we arrived there after a 90 minute climb it looked like this:



Then the fog started to lift...



... and revealed the beauty of this place.


All these photos are SOOC.
This was what we saw.

And it was beautiful.


23 comments:

honey said...

i don't know what sooc means, but i do know what beautiful implies, and you surely captured the mysterious beauty of fog and friendship.

Sally H said...

they certainly are beautiful! Love them! I might have to have a go at recreating one or two of those in ink!

Creatissimo said...

Beautiful and mystical!

JoZart said...

Beautiful emotive photographs. Like scenes from an art movie!
Lv Jo x

Marianne said...

I love fog. Your photos capture the still and quiet coolness of morning fog. There are so many foggy mornings here in my forest. I enjoy my morning cup of tea watching the fog rise up thru the trees.... but I never think to grab my camera to capture the beauty.

Sandy said...

Truly gorgeous. Awesome photos- if it looks this scenic in photos- I can only imagine what reality must have looked like! =)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Mysterious, beautiful and eerie. I felt like a heroine from a Bronte novel should step out. Lovely work, just glorious.

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, what beautiful images! Sounds like quite a climb but well worth it with this to enjoy ~ so happy that you shared!

Molly said...

Lovely - and ethereal - and mysterious - and I want to go there NOW :)

gina said...

Fog adds the wonderful mystery to the scenes, and that special light -- so lovely! So nice to have a hiking buddy.

Christine E-E said...

straight out of the camera...
can't believe these pictures... incredible!

RobanStudio said...

Wonderful! Sounds like a magical time. Love the photos. Have a Merry Christmas.

Chantal said...

this makes a beautiful set of photos

helena said...

beautiful - the starkness of the bare trees and the soft fog and of course your fabulous eye for compostiion

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wow, you are dancing with the fog. Fantastic photos and a mysterious atmosphere. Amazing !

foxysue said...

These images are so beautiful, isn't it wonderful when they unfold on your screen to delight you once again! Super!

Sue x

patty said...

Oh, I so love fog, especially when it is moving and lifting. What perfect timing you had. Beautiful!!

see you there! said...

There is magic in these photo's. So glad you shared your foggy walk with us.

Darla

seabluelee said...

Spooky. Mystical. Magical. Beautiful images, Carola!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Truly amazing captures ,,,I love to paint foggy landscapes and you found fog at it´s best here.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous!

Marcie said...

Me too - I love the fog..the mist..the magic of it all. Gorgeous scenes and images!!

Ginnie said...

Gobsmacked, Carola!