Under The Waves
       
     
Winter in Mill Valley
       
     
Fog At Night
       
     
Peaches and Cream
       
     
The Gentleness of You
       
     
Citrus Glaze
       
     
Heavenlike
       
     
The Moon Sets in the West
       
     
Vanilla Blue
       
     
Westward Winds
       
     
While You Were Sleeping
       
     
Magic Mountain
       
     
Anywhere
       
     
Silversurf
       
     
Light Waves
       
     
Radio Waves
       
     
Jettison
       
     
Ocean Air
       
     
Enchantment
       
     
Capturing Time
       
     
Spotlit
       
     
Strawberry Hill
       
     
Happy Cows
       
     
Lullaby
       
     
Pastures
       
     
Tule Fog
       
     
Billows
       
     
A Fertile Ground
       
     
Horizon Light
       
     
Softlight
       
     
Fog Light
       
     
Over The Hill
       
     
Alive
       
     
Only This Moment
       
     
Happen
       
     
Fierce
       
     
Hidden in the Valley
       
     
Blue Lagoon
       
     
Closing Colors
       
     
Strawberry Fields
       
     
Streamline
       
     
Winterare
       
     
Darklight
       
     
Firesky
       
     
Between The Lines
       
     
Crossroads
       
     
Life In The Clouds
       
     
Rolling West County
       
     
Behemoth
       
     
A River of Life
       
     
House On The Hill
       
     
Steam Clean
       
     
Pillowhead
       
     
Northwest
       
     
Starlight
       
     
Mill Valley Fog
       
     
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
       
     
Is This What Heaven Looks Like?
       
     
Bluelight
       
     
Over The Treeline
       
     
Marin County Blues
       
     
Everlast
       
     
Under The Waves
       
     
Under The Waves

Waves of fog roll over a neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, as seen from the top of Mount Tamalpais.

Winter in Mill Valley
       
     
Winter in Mill Valley

A bed of fog flows westward over Mount Tamalpais on a January morning. 

Although summertime is known to be "fog season" in the San Francisco Bay Area, this image was made in the middle of winter. Tule fog forms inland during the colder, wetter months. Occasionally when conditions align it pushes west, making its way over parts of Mount Tamalpais—mimicking the behavior of the coastal fog commonly associated with the mountain. 

It made for this unique composition, as fog that's typically photographed from this point of view is flowing in the opposite direction, interacting with different parts of the landscape. 

Fog At Night
       
     
Fog At Night

This picturesque wave of fog was both moonlit and street-lit as it poured over a hill in Mill Valley, California. Making this image involved a steep hike up Mount Tamalpais in the dark, and a long shutter speed to capture the movement of the fog. 

Peaches and Cream
       
     
Peaches and Cream

Marine layer fog pushes over the west side of Mount Tamalpais on an August evening.

The Gentleness of You
       
     
The Gentleness of You

Watercolored fog gently sweeps over Mount Tamalpais on a perfect summer morning.

Citrus Glaze
       
     
Citrus Glaze

Fog pushes over Mount Tamalpais just before sunset on a summer evening.

Heavenlike
       
     
Heavenlike

A serene scene atop Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais.

The Moon Sets in the West
       
     
The Moon Sets in the West

A seldom had examination 2,000 ft. fog under moonlight.

Vanilla Blue
       
     
Vanilla Blue

A bed of fog in Mill Valley glowing in golden hour light.

Westward Winds
       
     
Westward Winds

Valley fog is swept over the Marin Headlands by westward winter winds.

While You Were Sleeping
       
     
While You Were Sleeping

Fog fingerlings flowing over Marin County, California under a moonlit sky.

Magic Mountain
       
     
Magic Mountain

A pre-dawn scene in Mill Valley, CA.

Anywhere
       
     
Anywhere

Waves of fog weave an abstract pattern as they roll over the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. 

Silversurf
       
     
Silversurf

A sweeping bed of fog glides over Mill Valley, CA.

Light Waves
       
     
Light Waves

A sun kissed blanket of fog flows over a hill on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. Getting this shot involved a steep, moonlit hike several hours before daybreak. I used a long shutter speed and a 6-stop neutral density filter to capture the movement of the fog. If you look closely, San Francisco's Sutro Tower is visible on the horizon.

Radio Waves
       
     
Radio Waves

Sutro Tower overlooks a layer of ground fog, blowing towards the ocean on a cool winter morning.

Jettison
       
     
Jettison

Coastal fog like this provides natural air conditioning during the summer months for California’s San Francisco Bay Area.

Ocean Air
       
     
Ocean Air

Waves of fog at twilight create a soothing pattern in this long exposure photograph.

Enchantment
       
     
Enchantment

Seasonal winds carry coastal fog inland towards central Marin County, CA.

Capturing Time
       
     
Capturing Time

Fog fingerlings form a streamline over a hill in Mill Valley, CA.

Spotlit
       
     
Spotlit

A patch of green grass is lit by rays of sunlight beaming through fog as it pours over the hills of Mount Tamalpais.

Strawberry Hill
       
     
Strawberry Hill

Morning fog over Northern California farmland glowing in pink light.

Happy Cows
       
     
Happy Cows

A northern California farm on an early autumn morning.

Lullaby
       
     
Lullaby

A pillow of West Marin fog in soft morning light.

Pastures
       
     
Pastures

Lush green pastures overlook a bed of fog in the hills of Petaluma, California.

Tule Fog
       
     
Tule Fog

Tule (valley) fog is illuminated by early morning light near the Marin County and Sonoma County line.

Billows
       
     
Billows

Morning fog in Sonoma County, California billows in the distance under a colorful sunrise.

A Fertile Ground
       
     
A Fertile Ground

Tule fog in Northern California farm land.

Horizon Light
       
     
Horizon Light

Storm clouds were briefly underlit on this winter morning in Petaluma, California, as the sun passed over the horizon on its way above the cloud line.

Softlight
       
     
Softlight

The sun descends past a wildfire smoke layer beyond a blanket of illuminated fog on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California.

Fog Light
       
     
Fog Light

Ground fog on Mount Tamalpais glowing in evening light as it rises just after a midwinter rainstorm.

Over The Hill
       
     
Over The Hill

A stream of fog crosses over West Ridgecrest Boulevard on Mount Tamalpais.

Alive
       
     
Alive

High clouds glowing during a dramatic sunrise over a vast body of fog moving past Mount Tamalpais.

Only This Moment
       
     
Only This Moment

Morning fog under a colorful sky in Marin County, California.

Happen
       
     
Happen

Patchy morning fog floating through the slopes of Mount Tamalpais.

Fierce
       
     
Fierce

Horizon light graces some ground fog moving swiftly over the east side of Mount Tamalpais.

Hidden in the Valley
       
     
Hidden in the Valley

Morning fog collects in a small valley on a winter morning in the North Bay Area.

Blue Lagoon
       
     
Blue Lagoon

A fluffy bed of ocean fog nearly 2,000 feet high begins to overtake the peaks of Mount Tamalpais.

Closing Colors
       
     
Closing Colors

Fog overtaking the tallest trees on the west side of Mount Tamapais just before closing time.

Strawberry Fields
       
     
Strawberry Fields

Fog passes through a patch of Douglas Fir atop Mount Tamalpais on a spring afternoon.

Streamline
       
     
Streamline

Fog, bathed in warm light, coasts through treetops, photographed with a telephoto lens from Mount Tamalpais.

Winterare
       
     
Winterare

Occasionally, winter morning fog—like that pictured here— amasses to a point where it cannot evaporate like it normally does by mid-morning, thus providing evening photo opportunities for landscape photographers like myself. On this rare winter day I photographed the same body of ground fog twice—almost 10 hours apart—in nearly the same location.

Darklight
       
     
Darklight

Side-lit fog pushes over Mount Tamalpais on a warm August day.

Firesky
       
     
Firesky

Smoke from nearby forest fires chokes the air while creating interesting colors and textures in the sky above a layer of coastal fog moving inland over West Marin County.

Between The Lines
       
     
Between The Lines

Coastal fog interacts with the peaks and valleys of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, CA.

Crossroads
       
     
Crossroads

Late afternoon fog approaches West Ridgecrest Boulevard on Mount Tamalpais.

Life In The Clouds
       
     
Life In The Clouds

A house with a view, some might say. Who knows, or cares what’s underneath all of that fog.

Rolling West County
       
     
Rolling West County
Behemoth
       
     
Behemoth

A large pyramid shaped hill towers above a sea of fog—and everything in sight—during peak photosynthesis in Northern California.

A River of Life
       
     
A River of Life

A river of ground fog crawls through a neon green valley in Northern California on a cold late winter morning.

House On The Hill
       
     
House On The Hill

A foggy February morning on a Northern California farm. This is one of my favorite places to enjoy quiet winter mornings. 

Steam Clean
       
     
Steam Clean

Ground fog evaporating after a winter rainstorm in Sonoma County, CA.

Pillowhead
       
     
Pillowhead

Winter fog blankets a valley in California’s Wine Country.

Northwest
       
     
Northwest

A telephoto shot of fog pouring through the treetops of Mount Tamalpais.

Starlight
       
     
Starlight

A glimpse of Marin County fog under the stars.

Mill Valley Fog
       
     
Mill Valley Fog

Fog rolls over a hill in Mill Valley, CA.

Adventures In Your Own Backyard
       
     
Adventures In Your Own Backyard

Valley fog washes over a road above Mill Valley, CA, on a January morning.

Is This What Heaven Looks Like?
       
     
Is This What Heaven Looks Like?

Life above the clouds over Marin County.

Bluelight
       
     
Bluelight

A very picturesque showing of fog under both moonlight and starlight on a gorgeous summer night.

Over The Treeline
       
     
Over The Treeline

A drone shot from a flight through the tree tops of northern Sonoma County, California.

Marin County Blues
       
     
Marin County Blues

Mid-afternoon fog cruises between the tree lines of Mount Tamalpais.

Everlast
       
     
Everlast

Dense fog blankets the hills of West Marin County, California.