Snowbird, The Next Day

© Paul D.

Snowbird, The Next Day

Uploaded: September 18, 2011


The other day I posted a daytime shot of this scene into my gallery. I decided to go back the next evening and take the last tram up to the 11,000 ft peak at Snowbird Lodge in Utah. I had a few things going against me: no tripod, no graduated ND filters, and the tram was leaving FOUR minutes before the sun would hit the horizon, which was the shot I had hoped to get. Nonetheless, I did get to witness another glorious sunset from our Creator. To get the shot, I auto-bracketed and took three handheld shots as steady as I could, all at f/8, ISO 640, with my 16-35mm Canon lens set at about 25mm. The three images were too bright at first, so I had t roll the three-image bracket set down all the way EV-wise to get one image where the sky wasn't blown out.

Exif: F Number: 11, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, ISO: 640, FocalLength: 25.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Michelle Alton September 18, 2011

Your description was cut off, but I get the gist. It all worked out beautifully, Paul. #1409048

Paul D. September 18, 2011

Thanks Michelle, I shortened the description to fit. The text field apparently lets you write more than what gets displayed. Guess I shouldn't be so long-winded, lol. But I appreciate your comments! #9677844

Ruth Robbins level-classic September 19, 2011

Really nice job. You caught the golden light. #9680040

Ruth Robbins level-classic September 21, 2011

Well deserved EP :-D #9683949

Paul D. September 21, 2011

Thanks Ruth! I wasn't sure this one was even going to work when I had to shoot handheld for HDR, but I think it turned out OK. :::whew!::: #9683986

Ken Smith level-classic October 11, 2011

Hey Paul, what a beautiful scene! You nailed this one!! #9729599

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