Fog & Mist
Olympic National Park was serving up another classical Pacific Northwest treat from its bounteous smorgasbord of natural wonders. Sea fog, rolling from the Pacific into the edge of this oceanside forest, covered half the view looking up from the beach. Bright afternoon sun diffused through the fog, at upper left. The atmospheric process was simple as can be, but the uncommon and beautiful scene it painted, across a fortuitously partitioned composition of both trees and sky, gave me one of my favorite shots of the year. Another of my very favorites for 2006 came less than half an hour before, while hiking to this spot.
3 SE La Push WA (14 Jul 6), looking NW.