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Looking up the valley towards 14,130 ft Capitol Peak, it's evident that this landscape is in transition. It's late September in the Elk Mountains. Lush, green aspens are beginning to turn their famous shade of gold. The summit of this fourteener has just received its first dusting of snow. Day turns to night.
Capitol Peak - White River National Forest - Colorado
Another shot from an evening on the western coast of Algarve last month.
The sky and light were lovely, the tide and light were receding from the long, flat beach of Castelejo, and to capture shots like this I was waiting for waves to come up the beach, then as they receded, running after them and setting up the tripod and camera before the next wave came in. As the waves rolled back up the beach, I tripped the shutter, waited for the exposure to finish and quickly lifted the camera and tripod up and out of the water before the waves came over it.
I got very wet. It was a lot of fun
A shot from later the same evening:
Taken at Praia do Castelejo, Costa Vicentina, Algarve, Portugal Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm 2.8 Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead Lee 0.6 (2 stop) hard NDG 1/3 sec | f22 | | ISO200 | 17mm
Last colors of a magic sunset after a short thunderstorm over the Mount Aiguille, a well known summit of Vercors Natural Park in french Alps. I remember the contrast between the color of the sky and the freshness of theses big plants in the foreground called "verâtres" in french