Montana Outdoors

December 7, 2014

Winter fog

Filed under: Fog, Trees, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:30 pm

Winter fog



  1. It’s everywhere today (the fog, that is). Great photo.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 7, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

    • Yesterday I noticed a band across the mountains to the west made by a layer of freezing fog. It appeared to be about a thousand feet from top to bottom. Regrettable I didn’t attempt to go investigate.


      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2014 @ 12:21 am

  2. Beautiful – trees have such a presence sometimes, and you have really captured this.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 8, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    • Yes they do. I am a real tree fan and there is a wide variety of species here to admire.


      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2014 @ 9:13 am

  3. I love fog, and that means this is a great picture. 🙂


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — December 8, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    • I love fog too, especially now that I don’t have a long commute in it and no longer have to respond to vehicle accidents.

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      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2014 @ 9:15 am

  4. Warm air and cold snow or cold air and warm water?


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — December 8, 2014 @ 7:08 am

    • After reading a full page of NOAA explanation of the fog conditions (in very small type), I have no idea of what is causing the present conditions. It seems to be either a meteorological sandwich or a big bowl of soup. Whatever the cause, temperature inversion is holding it in the valleys.


      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2014 @ 9:11 am

      • That’s funny. Leave it to the government to complicate something so simple. When we get fog like that in winter it is usually because the air has warmed and the snow is cold, but near water often the air is colder than the water, which can cause really thick fog.


        Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — December 8, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

  5. Nice, it always fun to shoot with fog! Nice image!


    Comment by Reed Andariese — December 8, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

  6. Something I seldom see so I like the way fog photos look, very nice. The tree looks really tall but it might just be your perspective.


    Comment by Candace — December 8, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    • I enjoy the fog but get concerned about folks who drive in it, many of whom aren’t very good drivers in the first place. The area around the tree has been cleared so it stands alone, but it’s about 80 feet tall. Ponderosa Pine.

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      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2014 @ 11:10 pm

  7. That is one gorgeous photograph.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — December 9, 2014 @ 6:09 am

    • Thanks Teresa. That big tree is making its own statement!


      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

  8. Lovely shot, but it looks freezing cold.


    Comment by Vicki — December 9, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    • Thanks Vicki. It was not really cold by our winter standards, about 30F.


      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

  9. I’m a fog lover, too, so this one really appeals. Such a large, solitary tree is especially dramatic. It’s interesting to follow the fog. We’ve not had much, but just tonight the NWS here posted a graphic showing how the fog had appeared in most of the river valleys in Texas. This is the fog season for us. Before long, the sea fogs will begin, as the waters cool. It’s a real kick to be vanishing with one eye on the bay, watching the fog bank and trying to predict when it’s going to begin moving inland. (Doesn’t take much to amuse me!)


    Comment by shoreacres — December 9, 2014 @ 9:58 pm

    • I also belong to the Center for the Easily Amused.
      The trick to dealing with fog is to get out in it for extended periods as often as you can. It can be marvelous.


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

  10. so lovely
    and quiet
    we have had a lot of fog and mist as well


    Comment by Tammie — December 10, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    • One more facet of the outdoors to be thoroughly enjoyed!


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

  11. It’s so hard for me to get decent fog shots- good photo!


    Comment by Watching Seasons — December 11, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

    • Thanks. Fog shots can be very subtle! I intentionally under expose them and lighten them up on the computer if necessary. If they are over exposed (and it’s very easy to do) in the camera, they are pretty much lost.


      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

  12. A beautiful, beautiful photo montucky !


    Comment by Jocelyne — December 13, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    • Thank you! I see that as a symbol of the hope that still remains for us here on the Earth that so many have forgotten to respect.


      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

  13. Fog makes scenery mysterious.


    Comment by Sartenada — December 18, 2014 @ 3:03 am

    • It certainly does. It also makes everything look soft, and then when the snow comes it makes a winter scene look warm to those of who know about winter.


      Comment by montucky — December 18, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

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