The theme “In the Clouds”, gives us lots of room to play with in determining what to photograph. I had been waiting to see cloud animals (from my youth), or something flying, but when I was provided this opportunity of a fog bank that hung around New Zealand when we entered the harbour for Akaroa, I could not resist. You can see the bank on the water behind us as we docked. It was more like a wall than fog that I am used to seeing that would have spread out across the water.
The Fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
by Carl Sandberg
As we traveled around the area, the fog lifted some. As you can see it threaded itself around the landscape hugging the ridge line. I was not sure why it selected to wind itself around this particular ridge but I loved the effect.
Clouds can form at many different altitudes. They can be as high as 12 miles above the sea level or as low as the ground. Fog is a kind of cloud that touches the ground. Fog forms when the air near the ground cools enough to turn its water vapor into liquid water or ice.
The in the clouds – was us for part of the day and when we left Akaroa, we sailed into that cloud or fog bank.