Home again from what is becoming an annual trip to British Columbia, with lots of photos this year. This was taken on the first leg of the Diamond Head trail in a spot where, on a clear day, you can look out through the trees and see Howe Sound below. Obviously, this was not one of those days, although the fog afforded another kind of beauty. We all like the good weather for pictures, but the lousy weather occasionally presents unexpected opportunities and, when the rain let up enough to take out the camera, here was one of them.
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evanrizo (456) 2007-08-19 6:19
Wooooh Lisa, it looks sooo impressive and very effective!
You have the fog to your side and very very good seen and very good cropped.
paprika-jancsi (2349) 2007-08-19 6:23
Beautifully atmospheric, something i was unable to do with my forest picture from California. Janos
nirvana73 (0) 2007-08-19 7:44
very nice compo
very nice POV
PJE (20758) 2007-08-19 9:14
I think the dense cloudy mist has allowed your perspective to capture some interesting layers in these trees. I can see distinct degrees of visible intensity from the closest branch in the upper left to the distant trees in the forest. A very good composition...thanks for posting!
Wahclellaspirit (3963) 2007-08-19 9:34
Very nice mood image with the fog permeating the forest. I remember hiking up a trail on Mt. Hood for three hours and the fog and clouds were so thick that you could not see more than two or three feet in front of yourself, eerie, but a very different experience that one can find enjoyment from.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-08-23 23:58
Lisa, this is a stand out great shot. It shows the mist/fog and it is not to be confused with overexposed grey that is often passed off as a sky color. Detail is great and I like asymmetry of the shot and if I were to make a critical comment it would be to see more, just a bit maybe, of the green color of the tree on the right. Great capture.
danielswalsh (13599) 2007-08-26 4:40
Nice shot Lisa;
I miss these types of foggy mornings back in Canada. The climate in Singapore just doesn't work for fog- haha. I like how it helps to layer the trees.
sevy (15367) 2007-08-26 8:00
For sure, even with a bad weather, it is always possible to take interesting pictures. Now, when I go hiking? I am no more wondering wether I must take or not the camera: it is always in the backbag.
I like this shot because there is a real atmosphere with the fog and the silhouettes of the trees.
I remember me a trek in the Vosges in the East of France in Automn with a bad weather for 4 days. There was a lot of wind and we heard the trunk of the firs snapping and craking. It was sometimes impressive. Your shot remembers me this.
trewheeler (1969) 2009-04-24 6:31
This is a beautiful shot Lisa. The mist from the post rain makes it very melodramatic and somewhat melancholy. I like the layer effect and the sense of depth. Regards, TW
jbemmels (0) 2009-07-02 0:58
I love the atmosphere of your photo - it really captures the “temperate rainforest” idea well. You also chose a great POV/location for this particular shot, looking back through and opening so that there are layers of trees going deep into the photo - but there are also vertical layers with the branches and different sizes of trees visible too. This really complements the whole idea of fog or mist: not just the water vapour is surrounding in all directions, but also the vegetation. :)
SnapRJW (31625) 2011-05-14 22:54
Hello Lisa - I've been looking through your portfolio and just love this shot. It is so atmospheric I can almost feel the damp mist on my face. The almost colourless but graduated tonal range in the trees is very well captured. Well done! Best wishes Rosemary