Wednesday the club did a couple of hikes centered on Praying Hands. Dana and Deb led a new route, and Joe led the old standard. I had afternoon conflicts, so took the short route which I’ve written about here previously a couple of times.
So I’ll dispense with the narrative and just post a couple of shots which illustrate the old explanation that photography is really all about chasing light and shadow.
First a panorama looking towards the Four Peaks area, as the broken clouds highlight a mid-distance rock formation.
The second shot presented itself on the trip back down off the mountain, when I looked back and noticed this striking sundog in which the sun is hidden behind the mountain, projecting a halo into the hazy sky above the peaks. The shot may seem to have been shot in low light, but it was actually about 10 in the morning. I used a very high shutter speed and a polarizing filter to capture the halo which was much more subtle in “real life”.