An amazing intersection of canyons near Summerland, BC. Canon EOS 7D EF 70-300mm at f/7.1 1/400 ISO 200 −2/3EV
The top of a mountain is a special place. It is a place of reflection and thought; of quiet observation. It is a place of humility where we get a chance to look at the world around us writ large and we get a more personal sense of our own little space in it. It is a place of accomplishment and satisfaction. The sky only shows it's true colour to those who climb the mountain.
My daughter and I rode our bikes to the top of Giant's Head Mt. twice on our trip to the Okangan. We went back in the evening because I wanted to get a photograph with the depth that a low setting sun would provide. I took the photo from probably 2 or 3 km away from the subject and from that distance everything gets compressed. The light slanting across the landscape helped to preserve the depth of the ravines, the definition of the orchard rows, and the texture of the trees. I did the B&W conversion in Aperture this time by adjusting green and red filters as well as contrast instead of using Nik. The results I wanted were more global across the photo so I didn't need the fine grained control that Nik provides.