Canon EOS 6D | EF 17-40 f/4L ~22mm
| 0.5s, 1/13s | f/16 | ISO 100
Been in a bit of a slump lately when it comes to getting out and taking pictures. Due to the fact of photography being mainly a hobby, real life (work mostly) has come first and has just made me so tired when I do actually find time. In fact this was my first outing since June (way way way too long). Made a trip down to Shenandoah National Park with a friend to get in a little bit of hiking and hopefully get some good images.
I chose the Little Stony Man hike for a couple reasons even though there are plenty other locations in the park I have yet to shoot. I like this location because the hike is not too long or difficult and the views are spectacular. You reach the cliffs and just have a wonderful view down into the Shenandoah Valley.
As has been my luck this year, I was again met with rather boring weather. Not a single cloud in the sky. What I did find myself with was a lot of haze throughout the valley and beyond. Not wanting to waste the opportunity I turned to shoot the light as it was instead of waiting and hoping for the sky to do something great (it almost did).
As the sun was nearing the horizon the valley took on a wonderful warm glow from the sun as the hills below began to cast their shadow. I turned the camera down and shot through a great crack in the cliffs to capture the glow in the valley as well as the orange light on the rocks.
To me, this is a bit of a bittersweet shot. It really does feel to be a scene of a summer ending. And in my case a summer ending that never quite began (speaking of photography). As always, bring your own interpretation to complement my own, and of course, enjoy!