Alpine Glow on Cathedral and Echo Peaks
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Myself and 7 other members of a Meet-up group I'm in backpacked overnight at Upper Cathedral Lake in Yosemite Wilderness. It's a 3.5 mile hike starting at 8500 ft, and topping out at 9500ft.
My legs are dead tired after hauling my body plus 20+ pound pack up there, but it was so worth it!
It's gorgeous up here. We lucked out it was too cool for mosquitoes. I didn't get eaten alive at all.
We selected a site to set up base camp;set up our tents, then grabbed our camera equipment and we trekked over to the south side of the lake to shoot the sunset.
The sky was pretty flat all day so I didn't expect any color. I hoped for Alpine Glow. Fortunately we did get that. The reflection isn't crystal clear we had a little breeze.
Nikon D700| Nikkor 24mm @f9| 1/20s| ISO 200| Manual Priority| Tripod| 5 frame panorama