I like the way the shot above was framed by trees on either side!
A few heavy clouds late in the day, but not nearly as spectacular as they had been a few hours earlier.
There were a few hardy souls running around enjoying the park in the triple digit temps, but for the most part, it was pretty empty. At the far east end of the park, there are some steep hiking trails bordered by split-rail fence. At the very top of the trail, there are some benches to sit and enjoy the view. I used this as my base camp to set up my tripod and watch the sun set!
As the sun was setting, I came across this gentleman very focused on doing squat exercises at the top of the hill behind the bench. He didn't even notice me standing behind him taking his picture! I positioned the sun directly behind his head, so it gave his silhouette a nice glow.
Even this little dog was enjoying the golden glow!
And it's an excellent vantage point to watch the sun sink on the horizon...
Lugging my camera with telephoto lens attached, tripod, and backpack with extra lenses back to my car, I noticed this young lady walking in front of me. A perfect opportunity to put my camera on the tripod for a long exposure shot to get some motion blur.
|400mm lens, f/11, 0.8seconds, ISO 250|