Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Mist in the valley

It was a bit of a challenge, finding an image for the Nighttime theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge because I seldom take pictures when the light goes down. This one was taken as night was about to fall, with the mist clearing in the valley so that I could just see village lights on the other side.

Below is the same valley during the day – taken from the same vantage point, but in a different direction – from my earlier post, Picture Postcard Pokut. Between the morning picture below and the evening picture above, the day was a white-out.

~ Spotted Cow

Pokut. Above the clouds.

Picture Postcard Pokut

Pokut. Above the clouds.

We stayed in the high village of Pokut at 1900m for one night, in a cosy wood cabin guesthouse called Plato ‘da Mola. You only have to stumble out onto the front terrace to get this superlative view. They told us that they only get about 8 days of full sunshine a year and so I felt quite privileged.

The photo was taken first thing in the morning, and it gives the impression that we are above the clouds. By afternoon, the clouds rose to engulf the entire village and its surrounds. The mist was so thick that you couldn’t see anything more than a foot away. There was nothing to do after that but read and chill out and wait for dinner.

~ Spotted Cow

Pokut in the mist