Dean M. Chriss
Rising Fog, Forest Sunrise, Sunrise, Victoria Australia

Rising Fog, Forest Sunrise, Victoria Australia

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As the air warms on a chilly morning, fog that had formed close to the ground overnight in this river valley rises and spreads through the trees. It eventually envelops most of the forest before rising higher, breaking up, and becoming clouds above the mountains. These clouds can quickly dissipate and give way to clear blue skies as they did on this occasion. Under different weather conditions they may remain for extended periods.

Most of this valley remains shaded by surrounding mountains for a brief time after sunrise. During that time the sunrise provides warm, diffuse and low contrast light to the scene.