White Bliss of Fog

//White Bliss of Fog

White Bliss of Fog

It’s our built-in air conditioner, the plume of advection fog* that creeps under and through the Golden Gate Bridge — then cloaks the Bay in varying degrees of opaqueness.  My love of rain, fog and all things inclement seems antithetical to California clichés. But Northern California is an amalgamation of biomes. And from the Central Coast up through Humboldt, fog is as much a resident as sun, depending on the time of year.

* Advection fog forms when humid air from the Pacific swoops over the chilly California current. The Golden Gate Bridge has an influence in directing the fog as it pushes up and pours around the bridge.

These are recent fog and mist shots, rendered monochrome because fog is spooky … and monochrome makes it spookier.

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog - ©ingridtaylar

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog – ©ingridtaylar

 

Golden Gate Bridge Tower in Fog - ©ingridtaylar

Golden Gate Bridge Tower in Fog – ©ingridtaylar

 

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog - ©ingridtaylar

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog – ©ingridtaylar

 

Fog in the Marin Headlands - ©ingridtaylar

Fog in the Marin Headlands – ©ingridtaylar

Lake Merritt in the Fog - ©ingridtaylar

Lake Merritt in the Fog – ©ingridtaylar

 

Point Bonita Lighthouse & San Francisco Fog - ©ingridtaylar

Point Bonita Lighthouse & San Francisco Fog – ©ingridtaylar

 

Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail - ©ingridtaylar

Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail – ©ingridtaylar

By | 2009-08-24T09:13:18+00:00 August 24th, 2009|Blog, Weather|1 Comment

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  1. CopyStrands August 24, 2009 at 11:18 am

    The fog over the Golden Gate bridge is exactly how I remember SF when I lived there! Beautiful shots.

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