Dean M. Chriss
Fog at First Light, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Fog at First Light, Yellowstone National Park

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The moral of this image is be careful what you hope for, and take advantage of whatever you get. I was hoping for some fog in which to photograph elk. I got elk, and way too much fog. The elk could be heard nearby, but they simply could not be seen through the thick mist. In the opposite direction the fog was not as heavy, and I noticed the sun showing itself as a luminous disc when thin spots in the fog drifted past. Shifting my attention to the sun, trees, and fog, I captured this image when the sun's disc once again became distinct. Click on this image for a larger view, which better shows the foggy scene on that chilly 24° F morning.