Taken around 10:30 pm with my new (used) lens at a star gazing party from the mountain theater atop Mount Tamalpias.

The fog seems to cover the entire mountain except for the area we were situated in with Telescopes of various shapes and sizes. It was like the mountain was ensuring that we would have our night…


night, fog, california, timed exposure, mount tamalpias

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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Amazing capture, fantastic light and contrast!

  • Thanks Denis! There is actually lots of color banding going on, and I’m hoping it’s my new (used) lens causing it and not my recently dropped camera. I appreciate your kind thought.

    – MattGranz

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture! Matt…love the mist as well …Patricia :-)

  • Thanks Patricia! The misty look in the fog is because it was a 68 second exposure. The effect worked out pretty well.

    – MattGranz

  • -Lilith-
    -Lilith-over 5 years ago

    “My question is this: “If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event…what ISO would you use?”
    Ha ha ha! :-)
    But what a wonderful image! Dreamlike… (hope nobody got drowned in the fog…)
    Love it!

  • Oh I could drown in that fog… it would be a wonderful thing… Thanks for the dreamlike comment. I like that description.

    – MattGranz

  • AdamMaund
    AdamMaundover 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful shot with great atmosphere, very haunting. And Lilith I also love that saying, laughed very hard and can truly empathize! love both your work ;-)

  • Thanks for the comment on atmosphere Adam… I was totally going for creating that… I find it cool that you find this haunting too. I didn’t see that, but now that you mention it…

    – MattGranz

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture, Matt. Beautiful colors and that mysterious fog…

  • Thanks Arvyart!

    – MattGranz

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago

    Cool shot!
    When I grew up on the coast…fog was a constant friend!

  • Yes, it’s all part of Pacific living isn’t it ER? Thanks for the cool comment!

    – MattGranz

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    A beautiful moodiness – wonderful!!!

  • Thanks Lorilee!

    – MattGranz

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Mary Ann Reillyover 5 years ago

    A beauty:)

  • Thanks Mary Ann, I’m Honored!

    – MattGranz

  • Arek Rainczuk
    Arek Rainczukover 5 years ago

    Cool shot

  • Thanks Arek!

    – MattGranz

  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36over 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Congrats on your Feature!

  • Thanks Carlie! Much Appreciated!

    – MattGranz

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