03 Oct 12. Just a short drive or walk above Picture Lake sits the lower end of the ski area. Literally along side the road is the masters level ski lift, which goes almost straight up a fairly good sized "hill", providing for some very nice vertical skiing. Just under that area is a lovely meadow which simply begs one to come and wander around in it when the lifts aren't operating, which is exactly what we did for about 3 hours Saturday afternoon in the fog. While we were there we saw not a single member of our group of 42, which was sorta sad in one way (most folks missed a wonderful opportunity) and delightful in another (no one to get in the field of view save for the two of us). We started shooting around 1500 and remained until dinner time about 4 hours later. During that time the fog was playing cat and mouse with us but all the time offering some very nice scenes for us to capture. The fog made for simply saturated color and I had great fun playing with the show on the ground. The only alteration to this photo was a tiny bit of cropping. This image may not show well if your monitor is not calibrated, so I hope it is, as the color of the ground cover vs the fog is rather striking. D300s; Aperture Priority; 18 - 200; ISO 400; 1/60 sec on a tripod @ f /11.