Thursday, 2nd July 2009
by Steven Davis
This was one of the hardest 1.5 mile hikes I've ever made. You start from the lake down there and hike up this steep, crumbly mountain until you get to this ridge. I damn near killed myself stepping on unstable rocks over and over.
I loved the view here and set up for sunset. It took me about an hour to find a spot and composition I really liked. I really liked this shot more than later ones I took from the same spot, because the sun is falling across those trees in the front and adds a lot the depth of the image by having a nice middleground subject. Later, those trees were dark and it didn't seem as strong of an image.
Thanks to Stephen Oachs and Brian Rueb for the workshop where I took this.
Castle Lake, near Shasta, CA
Equipment: Canon Rebel XS, a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, & a B+W CPOLcastle lake
Steven Davis is a photographer specializing in landscape and occasional wildlife photography. He hasn't been able to put down his DSLR since he got it back in December 2008 ;)