Demystified Mist

As I was driving down the dirt road in Death Valley National Park, this scene was revealing itself just ahead of me. After a couple of minutes, I finally had the sense to stop and capture some photos. This was not the intended subject, but who could resist light like this? Five minutes later the entire scene was gone.

This image reminds me of a photography quip: "shoot it when you see it". How many times do you see something and say I'm too busy or I'll come back to shoot it? I've said that dozens of times - now I try to shoot it, rather than pass by the scene. To learn how to create images like this, consider taking one of my nature photography workshops in Acadia National Park.

EXIF data: Nikon D800, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO 200, 12/12/14, 2:21 PM

Demystified Mist, Death Valley National Park, California