Winter mist is probably my favorite winter scene. It arrives unexpectedly and makes everything it touches eerie and surreal.
“Mist is tiny droplets of water hanging in the air. These droplets form when warmer water in the air is rapidly cooled, causing it to change from invisible gas to tiny visible water droplets.”1
When the conditions are right, it creates a magical landscape. It also has this amazing way of draining color from the scene. All my photos in this post are color but the mist seems to wash most of the color away leaving behind unsaturated wondrous images.
Fog is denser and more all encompassing. You can’t see far in fog making it feel more ominous which Stephen King used to his advantage. But, mist? Mist is less dense and more ethereal. You can see distances through the mist but it’s distorted and more like viewing a painting than looking into nature.
It doesn’t happen frequently, but a few times each winter we get some amazing mist covering the lake.
Do you like the way mist transforms nature?
1National Geographic Society. (2012, October 09). Mist. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/mist/
I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. To read more of my A to Z posts, click HERE.