We had a seriously thick layer of fog in the Valley this morning and those conditions always seem to make for interesting photography. I went out to the River Road area north of town and right away noticed a line of trees in the fog. It took me quite a while to find a road that allowed me some access for shooting but finally managed. The trees just were coming out of the fog and I loved it.
I drove on to Junction City and headed up High Pass Road toward some of the wineries that occupy the hills just to the west. I stopped to shoot a stand of trees that were draped in fog and on my way back to the car I was just taken by a stand of trees with an access road running up a hill. Converted it to Black and White via NIK software
Drove further into the hills and went up to Pfeiffer Winery – beautiful setting. On the way back down the road I noticed a small pond nestled against a hillside with a magnificent house up on the hill. I nervously drove down what appeared to be the access road to the home and parked by a small pump house. A large Dodge RAM pickup quickly came down the road toward me and I figured I was just about to be run off. Not so – the fellow/owner was so kind and so gracious and was more than willing to let me walk along the edge of pond and shoot. The property is called Antiquum Farm and he was rightly proud of it. The two shots below will give you a bit of an idea of how lovely this place is.