January 31, 2015 — It was a clear day in Anchorage and just to the south, along Turnagain Arm, it was quite foggy. As I drove toward it, I could see the fog ended not very far up. I thought it’d be a great time to hike up through the fog and get above it. I was really hoping to find some Dall Sheep hanging out there in the sun, but even if they were not there, I figured the winter landscapes with the fog below would be worth the hour-long uphill hike. The hike was a bit trickier and slower than I thought. My ice cleats were not holding as well as I’d hoped. After 25 minutes, and still in the thick foggy soup, I stopped and contemplated turning around. I spent 15 or so minutes shooting vegetation in what looked like a moonscape. As I looked around I could see a bit of blue above me, so I trudged on up. Broke out into the clear air in another 30 or so minutes. Hiked around and spent a good hour or more shooting these landscapes. Such fun. All with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 24-105mm lens.
In the foggy soup I found a few graphic looking elements that I enjoyed composing an image from.
The fog layer was cool looking and the frost on the trees made for some nice patterns.