12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An autumn mist rises

I visited one of my favorite river towns, Parkville, Mo., and was treated to a gorgeous, mystic scene. The Missouri River that nestles the south side of Parkville was covered by dense fog. With the help (and patience : ) of my good friend, I snapped a few shots. There was a moment that I thought I heard a barge on the river, completely invisible to me, phantom-like. This view captured the largest tree on the near shore whose leaves had fallen. The scene with its muted colors and dense fog had a strong ghostly presence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Parkville, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Judy-Anne Goldman