For the past 8 years, San Francisco-based photographer Nick Steinberg has been obsessed with shooting fog. Through tireless researching and hunting, he has built up a gorgeous portfolio of “fog wave” photos.
“What I discovered from hundreds of trips up there is, when the fog rolls through and is at the perfect height and density, it will create wave-like movements as it contours the land,” Steinberg says. “This is where I coined the term “fog waves,” as it literally looks like waves that resemble the ocean.”
Steinberg uses neutral density filters to shoot longer exposures — some as long as 2 minutes.
This last photo is extremely similar to one captured at the same time and place by fellow fogoholic photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo — that photo went viral online back in September.
Image credits: Photographs by Nick Steinberg and used with permission