Three times the fog

If like me, you live in a part of the world that’s pretty flat, you’ll know fog as a dense white mass that limits the view. And while you know that it’s just low hanging clouds, that’s all just a theory since you’ll rarely get the chance to see it in another perspective.

Late last year, while driving towards a hiking spot in Germany, the road took me across the top of a hill just as the sun was starting to light up the sky. This showed me the other side of fog, as I could look down on it while it had almost completely filled up the valley below. The serene view left me no choice but to stop the car, take out my tripod and camera and fire off a couple of shots.

About half an hour later, as I had reached my destination and had started on the hike, I found myself in the middle of such a hidden valley. The concept of fog was a bit more familiar again at that point, as the silhouette of a castle was visible in the mist while the sun was trying to shine through from behind it.

And only fifteen minutes later, the hiking trail had reached a point that was high enough so that I was once again above the clouds, this time showing me the high speed at which the white mass was moving through the valley.

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