Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, California is a local photographer hot spot. Especially so in the Summer months when quite often in the evening the cool Pacific Ocean fog is known to stream ashore and creep over the warm golden hills, right around sunset in a most epic and lovely way. Although fog is common in these parts, pairing it with colorful sunset skies and clouds is a bit more rare.
I had shot wider views of this scene many times before, and at various shutter speeds. But on this July evening I decided to go in for a little more detail. I especially wanted to highlight the swift movement of the fog through the layers of trees. So I climbed up on a ridge across from a hub of fog activity for hopes of a more unique perspective. I wasn't exactly sure how much time I had until the fog consumed everything around me. The warm after sunset burn and candy colors in the sky seemed to add a nice contrast to the flowing coolness of fog through the trees.
It was a very special night, and this image is one of my personal favorites of mine.
Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: Canon 24-105mm L
Focal Length: 76mm
F-Stop - f/5.6
Shutter: 1 sec