Congratulations to Michael Hindman for winning the recent In A Fog photo assignment with his image, “Flow Love,” which was taken at Mount Tamalpais.
“As the summer rolls into the Bay Area, clouds become scarce with the lack of storms,” says Hindman. “Fog, however, is in abundance. Summer was spent chasing fog as it sunk and rose through the hills and mountains of the Bay. After chasing it all summer, I finally got my night to remember on Mount Tamalpais late one August evening. I received word from the photography group I'm apart of, Escaype, that the fog was going to be rolling in at the perfect height for the west summit. I headed up with some other great Bay area shooters hoping that everything would align. What a beautiful night it was. Right on cue, the fog rolled over the hills from the ocean, climbing and diving around the ridges and valleys. As the sun set, the haze that had been lingering around most of the summer due to the constant wild fires glowed orange until the sun sunk under the blanket of fog. Using a long lens and some ND and NDG filters, I slowed down my shutter to create a wave-like motion to the fog, suspending the viewer’s reality with the water-like motion.”