Late Afternoon Pikes Peak From Garden Of The Gods

Equipment Info
SONY DSLR-A700
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Garden of the Gods
Town
Colorado Springs
Brief Directions

Garden of the Gods main entrance is off 30th Street in the western part of Colorado Springs.

Notes

ISO 100, f16, 1/40 sec, Focal Length 28 (42 equivalent) mm.

Description

Garden of the Gods was recently named the #1 city park in the United States. It is a photographer's paradise and I particularly like it in the fall and winter when the tourist crowds are less dense. The Garden presents many views of Pikes Peak to the west. The late afternoon and sunset times create beautiful but challenging light with which to work when shooting toward the west. In this image I positioned the camera so as to block the sun with the pine trees on the left to reduce lens flare and yet let the sun backlight/sidelight the cacti and foliage in the lower center of the photograph. Unfortunately, I had forgotten my tripod and shot this handheld but was satisfied with the results.

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Date Added
January 30, 2015
Date Taken
January 30, 2015
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