Entries in landscape (58)
I love hiking on foggy days particularly at the moment when the fog begins to lift and the clouds slowly part to make way for the sun to appear. A sort of dance happens with the light. It intensifies then fades again. Sometimes it happens gradually. Other times it happens in a flash. When it appears at just the right spot along the trail, the landscape transforms into something quite magical. It's subtle but beautiful.
The heat wave lingered in the Bay Area for several days before the temperatures cooled off this past weekend.On Sunday morning, the clouds appeared as the sun washed the landscape at Lafayette Ridge.We've hiked here several times since spring and it was the first time I've seen it this beautiful.
I lived in Santa Barbara for four years and never once explored the outdoors. I was too focused on school and wasn't in the space of appreciating nature. When I visited my good friend JZ this past weekend, she suggested that we do a morning hike and she took me to Romero Canyon Trail. What a beautiful hike it was especially through the oak trees that lined the creek side. Early morning fog shrouded the trail and the light was incredibly soft and delicate.
I make it a point to revisit my pictures after some time has passed. I tend to judge them too quickly just soon after I take them. For example, I didn't think much about these two images back when I photographed them in October. But,by being removed from the experience and seeing them again with fresh eyes several months later, I have found a renewed interest in them.