Evanescent — Morning Fog in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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Morning fog breaking up, Looking South, Monte Bello Preserve, Palo Alto, 2017

Evanescent— The Sun is breaking through the high fog over the mountains to highlight the hill tops. “Evanescent” is not a word I use often, if ever, but this is the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge where unusual words are used to try to inspire us bloggers to pull out unusual photos from our catalog.

This photo was taken at the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve as the Sun started breaking through the morning clouds. I processed the photo in Develop Module of Lightroom CC, and finished with the Google Nik Collection HDR Efex 4. The high contrast interpretation of the view seems to fit the moment.

After taking the shot above, I turned northward and noticed that the fog was disappearing, which created another evanescent moment. Wow, two in one day!

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Fog burning off, Monte Bello Preserve, Palo Alto, 2017

This photo was processed in the Lightroom CC Develop module (colors adjusted with the HSL Tab). Please click on the images to bring up a higher resolution view.

Cheers, Carto

The Weekly Photo Challenge is sponsored by WordPress. The entries can be perused, here.

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3 thoughts on “Evanescent — Morning Fog in the Santa Cruz Mountains

  1. We had early morning mist outside our house yesterday. I wish I’d had the presence of mind to pull out my camera, because it was gone in ten minutes. Yours are great shots.

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