As I drove from my campsite to the hike I was going to do, I saw a sign for an overlook. I thought, “what the heck, I probably won’t take this route on my way back, so, let’s pull over and do it. I think I have time, right?” After all, I’d pulled over on the side of the road just 5 minutes earlier to take some shots of a coyote that had crossed the road just in front of me (so much so that I needed to brake hard to avoid hitting it).
So, I pulled off into the parking lot where 3 other cars were parked. It looked like there were some walking or hiking trails to other viewpoints, so I took one of them, the shortest, and snapped some shots of the incredible morning light. The sun was just peeking out over the mountains and shedding light onto the lake and any east-facing slope. It really was a sight the behold and one that I won’t forget for a long time!
I often like to experiment with my photos, using plants or other shrubberies to block the view, creating some distance and out-of-focus elements when I can. That helps make the photos that much better. Then, other times, I’m in awe when I can capture a photo that needs no enhancement, no creative elements, and no out-of-focus elements. That was this photo below. Take a look!
There’s something so beautiful about the image. The layers of mountains in the background all have different shades; there are dozens of different orange and yellow colors illuminating the water of the lake; it’s just…so….peaceful.
And I had it all to myself.
Next blog: More Nevada. Hoover Dam. Capitol Reef. I’ve got a system going. I’m going to write a lot this summer!