One of my trips to Pfiefer Beach seemed to be photographically disappointing with a thick fog bank encompassing everything. Despite this I went out with my dogs and figured at least they’ll get to run on the beach for a bit. As I sat on the big rocks enjoying the muffled silence fog can provide despite crashing waves, the dense fog retreated. During this clearing I saw a lone tree atop a ridge to the south framed elegantly above the fog. This created a key element that really captures the mysticism of this moment.