Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sunset, Red Peak, Yosemite National Park

Sunset, Red Peak, Sierra National Forest

1/4 sec at f/22, focal length: 200mm, ISO 100 - August 22, 2008, 7:39pm PDT
Photographed with Canon EOS 20D, EF 70-200mm f/4L, tripod mounted

Over two weeks and no updates! Shame on me.

This is an image I made while camping with some friends at just under 9000' in the Sierra National Forest.

I was hiking back up from one of the lakes, there's 4 in the area, to our campground and turned a corner on the trail to catch this view just in time. There were trees just outside of either edge of the frames making the options for composition pretty limited. There was actually a better view of this from our campground that would have made a wonderful panoramic. I guess I'm just going to have to go back.

Enjoy and feel free to leave me your thoughts, questions, whatever.


  1. Hi John,
    I like the image very much. It brings to my mind very good emotions :) (I'm still before my holiday...) Do you always try to carry a tripod when hiking? Very nice places that you go to...


  2. Bartek,

    Thank you, I'm glad that you enjoy this image. It's the only one I'm truly happy with from this trip, but the trip itself was beyond expectations and a truly spiritual experience so I'm ok with one image.

    I do try to bring a tripod with me any time I go hiking (any time at all really). My camera back pack has straps to hold a tripod and if I go hiking with my kids, then I bungee my tripod to the bottom of the children's backpack frame that I wear my daughter in (heavy but I do it, I really need a carbon fiber set up). So it's not really that much of a hassle for me to bring my tripod.