After skiing one day at Squaw, a few friends and I made our way down to Bonsai Rock to watch sunset. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky but it gave me a nice change to scout out a few locations in case the following evenings proved better.
The next day was spent skiing at Alpine Meadows and the entire day I kept looking up at the clouds eagerly: “This could be an amazing sunset.” Rebecca and I left the slopes early and made our way to Bonsai, knowing that it could get fairly crowded. A quick check with Jeff and his Escaype app confirmed my research: tonight was going to be beautiful!
We arrived early and staked out spots. Unfortunately by the time the sun had set the clouds had moved a bit and were no longer positioned right in my composition. I had to scramble and quickly move slightly to maximize the amount of color in the frame. I used a slow shutter speed to turn the water into a glassy reflection
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8:
19mm, f/13, 1.6 sec, ISO 100
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