Thursday, January 31, 2013

Life above the fog

After living in the Portland area my entire life, I've gotten used to those long gray Oregon winters. Often times it's sunny a few thousand feet up, but in the Willamette Valley it remains socked in with fog that the soft winter sun is unable to burn off. After recently moving 2 hours south into the hills above Silverton, near Silver Falls State Park, I've been able to experience what an Oregon winter is like at 2000ft. Two weeks back the Willamette Valley was stuck in a particularly strong and persistent inversion. While daytime temps remained below freezing down in the valley, up high it was sunny and warm - the conditions were almost springlike. One evening some of the fog drifted into the higher hills at sunset. I noticed the convergence of golden light and mist and quickly ran up the hill behind our house and captured these images. Enjoy!

Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 lens
Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 lens
Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 lens

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