Lost/Anonymous in Fog (4 photos)

In the valley along lower Highland Valley Road (at the eastern end of Lake Hodges, which is more often dry than lake), morning fog often lingers on longer, because that area is shaded by the hills just south and east of it. Other than the willows along the seasonal bed of the San Dieguito River*, there’s not much here except for some bushes – and the portion of the Coast-to-Crest Trail that links the Sikes Adobe with San Pasqual Valley.

Being the fog-nerd that I am though, even when there’s not much there otherwise, I have to check out the potential of course. :) So here are some anonymous shrubs and bare bushes, lost in fog…

It was interesting to see how the colors were changing as the sun came out, and how the camera saw them. I decided to keep the difference between cold and warm in the photos. Just 20 minutes lie between the first and last photo, below. In the last photo you can see the fog beginning to dissipate, revealing a bolder-strewn slope beyond:

It is helpful to remember that much of the “character” that people attribute to analog film photography comes from the fact that film has no “auto white balance” of course – film is for one particular color temperature, and that’s it…

*) on some maps, the San Dieguito River is still labelled “Santa Ysabel Creek”, and on yet older maps, it is named “Rio San Bernardo” – the Rancho Bernardo River. :)

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