This summer, I visited two distinct areas in the U.S. with my family. First we stayed in the L.A. area and visited the beaches there, and then we went to Vermont. I had worked at a summer camp in Vermont about 30 years ago, but hadn't been back since then, so I was curious to see if it was as green and beautiful as I remembered. It did not disappoint. The weather was great, with occasional short showers that quickly turned again to sunshine, and the lakes and air were so blue and clean. It's the kind of place where you feel good just being alive! We stayed at an Air BnB house which was the last house on the street, and surrounded by woods. One morning I awoke thinking the light seemed different. I looked out the window and saw a thick fog hanging over everything. I knew I had to grab my camera and get out there. Fog is great because it diffuses light and lowers the risk of blown out highlights in a scene. It also adds to the sense of depth in the photo, as objects quickly become less contrasty as they fade into the distance. Achieving a sense of depth in photographs is a constant pursuit of mine, and one reason I'm not a big fan of HDR photography, which brings out great detail, but also makes scenes look flat. I was really pleased with the foggy shots, as well as the long shutter night shot that showed off the beautiful starry night.