Rainier Fog - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Reflection Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

My very first photography workshop that I ever took was in New England in the fall season. There was a presentation about the five different types of fog. For the life of me, I can't remember much more other than the right type of fog can really add a great mood and atmosphere to a landscape photo. Of course too much fog can also result in a white-out situation. On my morning visit to Reflection Lake this past May, I was hoping to get a little fog rising from the water that would add a nice mood to a reflection of Mount Rainier. The best laid plans didn't materialize, as the fog was a bit too thick. Instead, I was treated to this ethereal scene, as the rising sun backlit the trees and gave me this unplanned photo that may have come out better than the planned one.