Very often when we find a photo location we quickly assess the scene and determine the 'ideal' conditions to make the best shot we can. Often this will be in the golden or blue hours owing to the beautiful light we find at those times and to be honest, the sunset image below does make a lovely shot of the summits. The moody grey clouds which I blurred in camera behind the illuminated rock, combine with the foreground shadow to really enhance the deep orange sunlight striking the summits.
I confess I felt I had made the best of this location when I made this image after several attempts at catching sunset here over a number of weeks. With this shot I thought I had finally hit it just right, and revisiting the image I am perhaps still of the same mind.
But while out chasing some storm photos last week I passed the location again and thought I would call in on the off chance. The three separate peaks make for excellent 'odds' and the foreground 'V' in the other mountains leave a perfect window beyond which a long ridge makes a great leading line to the left side summit creating depth.
Such a nice 'set up' will always produce an image for you in the right conditions, and as the storm clouds passed through I waited just 20 minutes or so to catch some beautiful light bursts through the clouds as they shrouded the right side summit.
So, always remember those incredible spots that produce an image for you, and return to them in different light to see if there is another shot to be had. If the 'set up' is good it's likely there'll be a few shots to be made from one location with just a change of light.
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