A day so thick with fog you can’t see to the bottom of your property. A day so thick with fog you feel as if you’re the last remaining living being on the entire planet. A sense of solitude, a sense of absolute stillness… a creepy sense that only seems to pass by finding others out exploring in the thick of it all. All of these elements came together to urge us outside, to explore our surroundings with our camera with the hopes that we could find something special. And something special we did find, an abstract landscape of almost indescribable beauty.
What started out rather slowly due to the absolutely impenetrable fog soon gave way to become one of the best days shooting we’ve had in a while. Some of the areas I was anticipating to find sweet perfection were so fog-enshrouded that there was simply nothing to see. Other areas found little openings, giving way to incredibly moody and emotional views. And in the middle of running through the entire valley trying to find these gems, I was beckoned to find my way up the side of Mount Prevost. I just knew something extraordinary awaited there for us.
Mount Prevost is a commanding and spectacular mountain, just on the very outskirts of the town of Duncan. It’s 360* views showcase the valley, almost in its entirety. It’s quite the journey up, making your way over very rough logging roads. To actually get to the top, you have to park a little ways down from the summit and battle your way to the peak; no simple feat by any means.
On this particular morning, time was working against me. As the sun was cresting and making its way up the sky, it was burning the fog off in spots and I anticipated that these conditions were temporary and any photographs we were hoping for were best attended to quickly.
So, with a sense of minor urgency I made my way to the mountain road. Halfway up I found an outcropping that let me peer into the valley below. This was the scene I was greeted with. Somewhere far below, nestled deep in the cotton balls that covered the valley sits the little town of Duncan, and Toad Hollow. I loved the layering of the mountains in this scene, they really gave an added dimension to the rolling landscape, as well as that strong sense of being trapped between earth and heaven.
If you’ve got to be trapped anywhere in the world, this is the place, my friends.
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