Today I would like to present you another completely unexpected series. As described in my chamois blog post, I spent a weekend in the Vosges. Sunday morning I wanted to leave around 8.00 o'clock towards home, because the light is too hard at this time of the day.
But at about 7.30 o'clock suddenly fog came up. It was not predicted, but it was quite logical: because the evening before there were heavy thunderstorms, with heavy rain and a strong cooling down.
I photographed a few chamois in the fog, which became more and more dense. Around 8.30 a.m. I walked towards the car and I thought "maybe you'll be lucky and the fog will hold for a while, even below the summit".
For this case I already had something in the back of my mind: the days before I had explored the area away from the photo times and I noticed many interesting woods, with very beautiful trees. But far away from good photo conditions. But fog was ideal - so I drove to these places one after the other, about 6 places.
All places had great trees: covered with many lichens, mosses and mushrooms - because of the regular uphill rain it is very humid there.
In 3 places the forest ground was not very photogenic, with many broken branches due to the last storms. The remaining 3 areas had suitable places. In the fog I could not photograph forests frequently yet, because e.g. in the Eifel region ground fog forms on many days over heath and grass landscapes, but the fog often dissolves at the forests.
With fog it's really a lot of fun and especially the European beeches which were almost completely covered in white were absolutely fascinating. At this point I would like to thank the nature photographer Ingrid Lamour for her help in determinating the tree species! So I captured some detail shots besides the typical wide-angle shots.
The fog stayed until about 1.30 p.m. and so I was able to capture a whole series within 5 hours.
But now I wish you lots of fun and many greetings,
Ich hope you enjoyed the series!