18 Jan 17 Traveling to Poulsbo yesterday afternoon I noticed that "our" mountain was beginning to form some of its own weather, so I kept my eye on it and when I got to a location where I had a reasonably clean view I took a few shots. The temp when we got up was in the low 20s, but it began warming and by this morning it was in the mid 40s, so it isn't surprising that there was some weather developing while we were observing on Monday. The light at the time I snapped the frames was also putting on a beautiful show so the combination made for one of those times when one just had to take a photo. We were even given a tiny amount of atmospheric disturbance in the form of a small low lying cloud bank sometimes referred to as fog in a small section of one of the valleys. I've adjusted this a bit by employing a blending layer to accentuate the differences in the light "layers" that you see as you look from foreground to background in the frame. What I was seeing first hand yesterday reminded me greatly of oriental art but it was the real thing. I'm standing on the curb of the road on the edge of the Home Depot parking lot looking south east in the general direction of Dog Fish Bay, now know as Liberty Bay, but I still call it Dog Fish Bay as I think it sounds more authentic.
The base image was given some micro contrast enhancement, then I applied the Darken blending mode to give it the separation that I saw but the camera couldn't accurately record. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority;ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f / 8.
The Daily Image