August 22, 2009

foggiest spot on Mt. Tamalpais

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photo by Donald Kinney

The type of fog we have around here likes to push it's way inland, but there is just one obstacle in the way -- Mount Tamalpais.   And fog is just like me -- it's lazy -- and will try to find the easiest way over "The Mountain", which is the low spot near where Ridgecrest Boulevard intersects with Fairfax-to-Bolinas Road.

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photo by Donald Kinney

We call fog our "natural air-conditioning", and it can definitely moderate what would otherwise be sweltering summer temperatures.   I love it...   It's kind of fun to actually see the air I'm breathing -- I try to chew each bite thoroughly, and sometimes it's so thick that I need to cut it with a knife.   No foolin'...

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tangobaby said...

These photos are so restful and soothing. You live in such beautiful country.

photowannabe said...

Yep, I've needed a knife to cut through the fog going home to Pacifica for many years.
Love the pictures of it but really don't miss it.
Its 80' at 9:45AM and a soft breeze is blowing. Wonderful...

Lew said...

Beautiful shots! I have seen that for when it gets through the Golden Gate into the bay. It makes great photo op! I love your water shots that catch the swirling water with smooth color changes.

ChrisJ said...

Grew up with lots of fog on Flamborough Head. We called them 'sea frets' in the summer. I really love the cool, quiet feeling that comes in as they creep over the cliffs. Sometimes I would sit on the cliff and watch them roll in until you could put your hand out and touch them, before they fully enveloped you.

Texas Travelers said...

Love the peaceful feeling of the photo. Nice.

Thanks for the comment on color at ICU. I posted this from an older computer with a really old monitor. I went and looked on my high-end monitor, and you are right, too saturated. I went back to the original and just sharpened and adjusted the levels. No color adjustment, and reposted. Check out the photos now and let me know what you think.


Louise said...

I understand chewing the air you breathe. When I visit "home," I always feel like a fish--drinking my air. But there it's just ridiculous humidity, VERY hot in the summer. No natural air-conditioning. I think I prefer to not see my air. Much better "hair days" here!

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