Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sometimes a Plan Doesn't Come Together

- Fuji XE-1, 18-55 @ 18mm, f/5, 1/20s, ISO 200
Whistler, the famous ski village was the next stop on our trip yesterday. We got into town just in time to have dinner and there with an hour to do before sunset, I figured I could find an interesting composition incorporating mountains, a lake and a pretty sunset. I did my homework, using The Photographer's Ephemeris to look at where the sun would be setting and finding candidate spots. I drove out and the first one wasn't readily accessible and the next one had a series of private driveways also with no easy access. Finally, I managed to find a way to get to Rainbow Park and a quick scout revealed a nice dock where I could capture the image I wanted. The sun was going to set in 15 minutes so I set up my gear, got the wide angle set up, my composition prepared, all ready for color. Alas, the drama I wanted never appeared. For a brief moment, the pillar of cloud pictured of above was lit up red.  Its position ruled out the super wide angle ruled out, I just got out my XE-1 and grabbed a quick hand held shot. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

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