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Mount Diablo, Fog and Clouds

DiabloFog2006|09|02: Mt. Diablo, Fog. Mission Peak Ridge. September 2, 2006. © "copyright g dan mitchell".    keywords: mt. mount diablo from mission peak fremont san francisco bay area california fog clouds black and white photograph

Mt. Diablo, Fog. Mission Peak Ridge. September 2, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

Reason enough to get up a 5:00 a.m. on Saturday and climb 2000 feet.


September 2, 2006 - Posted by | Mission Peak


  1. easily my FAVORITE shot of yours to date. Really a nice symmetry (sp) between the fog & the clouds. Excellent black and white (polarizer? Almost as if you had a red filter (in the world of “film)). Otherworldly comes to mind…! Fantastic

    Comment by Jeff. | September 12, 2006

  2. Hi Jeff:

    It was great to meet you at your show at Monsieur Bean in Willow Glen. My wife and I were just there again today and admiring you prints.

    Thanks for your comment on the Diablo photo. That was a truly amazing morning, climbing out of the fog to this 2000+ foot ridge just after dawn, to find that there were (rare for SF Bay area, especially in the morning) beautiful clouds overhead.

    I did use a polarizer for this shot. The “red filter effect” (familiar to those of us who actually shot BW film in the old days) is intentional. In addition to using the polarizing filter, I used the Photoshop channel mixer to build the image mostly out of the red channel – the PS equivalent to using the red filter.

    Levels had to be adjusted separately for the upper and lower portions of the image, especially to bring out some detail in the tops of the very bright fog bank.

    I’ll bet it will be a long tiime before I see another morning like that on Mission Peak.


    Comment by Dan Mitchell | September 13, 2006

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