Tolkien’s mountains were mis-named: not misty at all, but craggy and storm-struck and often bathed in fierce sunlight. Here’s a picture of the real things.
This is Gambier Island, and in the Pacific Northwest you see this repertoire of curves and colours all the time along the coast when the weather is wet, which it often is.
To the extent that if you go to any tourist-oriented gallery in Vancouver, there’ll be a selection of prints you can buy which show, more or less, this. People buy tons of ’em, so no respectable artist or photographer could possibly publish a cliché like this. Fortunately I’m just a Web geek with a camera.