A little bit of fun with lens flare. This was taken somewhere just outside of Fort Collins, CO.
When taking a shot like this I usually take a few exposures, one that doesn’t have any flare and is a good clean image to work with, then for fun I take a couple with a ridiculous amount of lens flare positioned how I want it. Now the strange thing is that I end up liking the images composed with lens flare a bit more.
Out on the trail Steve checks his camera for proper exposure. Harsh light filtering down through the trees can make it difficult to get a decent shot. I recommend bracketing your shots, the polar extremes of light and dark make it tough work for a cameras sensor to get a good exposure.
Went on a little weekend trip with the family out to the Keystone/Breckenridge area of Colorado. Stayed in a beautiful condo owned by a family friend. No major backpacking but a couple day hikes that where incredible. One was up to a massive waterfall and a tiny lake, the second was up Mohawk trail just south of Breckenridge to little Mohawk lake with a lot of old abandoned mining equipment along the way.