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Mystical Fog

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 26 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On the West Coast of the United States, fog and summer go together. Actually, it can be crystal clear one moment and totally socked in the next.

NIKON D700 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Realla strange.... Well done Man !

26 Aug 2009 5:22am

@Lydie et Roland: Merci.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Really mysterious stuff :)

26 Aug 2009 5:31am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Very good compo. Love the diagonal lines!

26 Aug 2009 5:59am

@Foto-aksent: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Vraiment étrange entre tout ce bois sur la plage, cette espèce de brume et cette construction en bois qui nous emmène tout là-haut.
L'effet mystique est bien là

26 Aug 2009 6:10am

@Sof: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

As one from this coast, this looks normal and natural to me. And you have captured the feel of it wonderfully. I've been looking at too much old photo-journalism first glance I saw bodies on the beach! :-) This is lovely. ( Hate to think you had to climb back up all those stairs. Whew!)

26 Aug 2009 6:13am

@Dulcie: Climb?? More than once.

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow!! 5 stars

26 Aug 2009 6:31am

lydia from Paris, France

I think like Sof , difficult for me to write it in english I don't try !!!I love this picture . Have a nice day Jack .

26 Aug 2009 8:26am

@lydia: Merci.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing composition

26 Aug 2009 8:52am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank youl

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

A mystical and enchanting image Jack...beautifully composed and the B&W suits it perfectly!!

26 Aug 2009 9:08am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

A piece of ART!
Beautiful image

26 Aug 2009 10:00am

@Anina: Thanks much.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

As I was coming down the coast earlier in the week, I noticed a beach in Oregon called Driftwood Beach. Is this it?

26 Aug 2009 10:24am

@Craig: Nope.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Lot's of trunk coming from the sea and an easy access to beach with the stairs. Nice picture

26 Aug 2009 10:38am

@akarui: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

What a brilliant it. Just as Anina says actually. Just perfect.

26 Aug 2009 11:08am

@MrsAmber: thanks, Kate.

MJ from Delaware, United States

Beautiful scene... great steps....

26 Aug 2009 12:33pm

@MJ: Thanks.

Barbara from Florida, United States

EXCELLENT! So magnificent of a scene and well composed. Very effective in monotone.
Perhaps one can be accustomed to this scenery if it is part of their daily scenery, but I am in awe and find this an inspiring place to be.
Quite an incredible amount of driftwood. I would be interested to know specifically where this area is.
What a shot, Jack!

26 Aug 2009 12:42pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I never cease to be in awe of scenes like this.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderfully shot and composed. I remember the awesome driftwood that washes up on your OR shores.
You wanna' send me a large one for my yard? <grin>

26 Aug 2009 1:14pm

@Judy: Have you tried hauling stuff up those steps??

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

OH! I know these stairs well now! I went up & down them so MANY times last week!
(however, I sure did not think to photograph them!) Wonderful!

26 Aug 2009 1:39pm

@Tracy: Thanks.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I was scared to death when I first saw it than awed by this elementary photo, it's sensational...bravo Jack
(at first it reminded me of a glimpse of Auschwitz with squelletons...what a frightening glimpse) I have a fertile imagination!

26 Aug 2009 1:40pm

@Lorraine: Whoa! This is heaven, not hell!!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

When I thought - hmmm.. there is no contrast, I read - mystical fog :))) Great shot Jack !!!

26 Aug 2009 2:24pm

@MARIANA: Merci.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Wow, high tide brough in quite a bit of wood! The west coast in Oregon amazed in that you had to climb down all those stairs to get to the beach! Quite different from New Jersey!

26 Aug 2009 2:25pm

@Betty: It ain't flat!!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A superb high key mono image..wonderfully composed and processed!

26 Aug 2009 2:42pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

Don from spokane, United States

I like the light quality of this beach shot. Your processing and final product reflect skill. A wonderful shot.

26 Aug 2009 3:14pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

All those bones on the beach speak of winter storms. A lovely atmospheric shot.

26 Aug 2009 3:37pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh ...what a lovely stairway and I like the mood created by the fog in combination with the drift wood in the front!

26 Aug 2009 4:04pm

@Monique: Thanks, Monique.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Ir has a misty, spooky quality to it. Cool.

26 Aug 2009 4:05pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing. It looks like a graveyard for trees.

26 Aug 2009 4:05pm

@Curly: Yes, it does seem that way!!

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful atmosphere ,in this shot ,jack ,nice black and white tones !
friendships !

26 Aug 2009 4:25pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Mathilde Collot from Dans l, France

An image that gives the greatest mystery! This waterfall staircase, fog and blue tone! a beautiful B / W!

26 Aug 2009 4:43pm

@Mathilde Collot: Merci, dear lady.

Ajay from Pune, India

The whole place looks mystical and adventurous. The black and white tone is making it look even more wonderful.

26 Aug 2009 4:46pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrific and stange shot; very nice

26 Aug 2009 5:04pm

@Yvon: Merci.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Hello Jack, a mysterious fog on a cloudy and Dante landscape , all these woods abandoned by the ocean and the solitude that bathes the muffled atmosphere intriguing and fascinating at the same time, fear and desire to lose in this disturbing B&W .. .friendshimps.

26 Aug 2009 5:09pm

@Alivia: Merci, dear Dane.

Mhélène from Paris, France

A really superb composition !

26 Aug 2009 5:30pm

@Mhélène: Merci.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful shot. It really captures the fog and so much more. The driftwood is extraordinary, and I love the scene with the long staircase, too. Well done.

26 Aug 2009 8:00pm

@LauraS: Thank you.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

fantastic composition. I like the stairs, they give hight to the picture

26 Aug 2009 8:34pm

@Veronique: Merci.

Richard Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Incredible to see these washed up logs, the mist adds a certain west coast feel for sure.

26 Aug 2009 9:44pm

@Richard Irwin: Yes, it does.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting capture with all that driftwood. I love how the straight lines of the stairs seems to bisect a landscape that has no straight lines.

26 Aug 2009 9:50pm

@Steven: Many thanks, Steven.

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot Jack......can't believe all that driftwood in one place....and you've caught that fog magnificently!!!

27 Aug 2009 12:09am

@susan: Thanks, Susan.

Michael from Deer Park, United States

very nice photo.

27 Aug 2009 12:57am

@Michael: Thank you.

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

it really does look mystical! :) nice work! :))

27 Aug 2009 1:15am

@Nadia Olisa: Thank you.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice in b&w!

27 Aug 2009 2:24am

Michael Rawluk h from Canada

I like the way the b+w processing works with the fog to increase the mystical feel.

27 Aug 2009 2:28am

@Michael Rawluk h: Thanks, Michael. Falling in love with fog has made winter much more acceptable here. We don't get much snow, but we do get a fair amount of fog.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

You have captured the fog very well. I can't get over all the drifywood. A real collection area. Worth the climb back up for sure.

27 Aug 2009 3:19am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Great fog and I really like the driftwood in the foreground on this image Jack! It's always amazing the amount of driftwood along the coast in the Pacific Northwest! Great Shot!

27 Aug 2009 3:39am

@SCOTT F. SCHILLING: Thanks, Scott. The fog came in at just the right time.

k@ from Paris, France

Loce it in B&W... and fog !

27 Aug 2009 6:51am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Incredible black and white. I really like how this image is composed. The misty stairs work perfectly with the driftwood in the foreground. Great capture.

27 Aug 2009 7:12am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

awesome looks spooky in B&W

27 Aug 2009 7:30am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a sight to see! Terrific capture and what a lovely mood it sets.

27 Aug 2009 10:13am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Wonderful that you converted to b/w. Excellent shot, Jack!! And I love that there's a crow or raven on top of the viewpoint building.

28 Aug 2009 3:21am

@amy: Thanks, Amy. At least it's not a damn gull.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Sperb fog shot and an excellent composition...lovely b&w....great work

28 Aug 2009 2:58pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

wonderful tones and great composition

29 Aug 2009 6:27am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice atmosphere

30 Aug 2009 7:04am