Photos: A Beautiful Fog Bank Sweeps Over the Lafayette Reservoir

This morning, residents of Lafayette, California awoke to one of the chilliest days so far this Fall. Temperatures were in the 40s! But we also awoke to something else—a shockingly beautiful fog bank rolling over the Lafayette Reservoir.

Fog on this side of the Berkeley Hills is rare. On the Bay side, fog banks roll in all the time. But over here, Karl and his friends are rarer.

When fog banks do reach Lafayette, they typically cover more of the town. Looking out the window, you’re more in a giant cloud than experiencing the natural beauty of a fog bank.

Thats part of what made this morning’s fog bank so special. Rather than covering the whole town, it drifted in and swept slowly over the Lafayette Reservoir.

To add to the visual drama, the fog bank arrives right at sunrise, giving it a magic golden glow.

The Bay Area Telegraph was on the scene to capture some photos of the fog. We really do live in the most beautiful place in the world.

Did you see the fog this morning? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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