A composition has always eluded me at this spot until I tried a Milky Way shot.
View of tbe skyline from the Presdio on a cloudy day.
It was a cold day in December 2017 at Sequoia National Park. I hiked all day looking for a good shot and noticed the colors in the clouds in the afternoon. I then had to find the best spot to get the dramatic haziness in the foothills into the foreground.
This received a Juror Award at the 2018 KVIE Art Auction.
Morning view towards Gower Gulch from Zabriskie Point. The rising sun casts the shadows and highlights the peaks by Gower Gulch.
This is the shot I came to get. I wanted to get the entire scene. I also wanted to have clouds in the sky. It's a very different scene without the clouds. This is four combined shots with the very widest angle lens I have.
Mountainside by lake recovering from fire. Heenan Lake Wildlife Area, Alpine County, USA