I had first visited Trillium Lake at sunset a year prior on a flickr outing lead by Redgum. We had a terrific group outing that evening and some excellent photos resulted, but the sky was without clouds which limited it’s color. I had wanted to return on an evening with some broken clouds and no breeze, a very difficult combination to find. On this particular evening Claire and I ventured up to the Mountain hoping to find just such an evening.
It was a crisp and cold evening on Mt. Hood. Claire was only about three months old at the time and enjoyed being outside, she cuddled with her stuffed fox in her stroller. We set up the D80 on a tripod and waited for just the right moment. Using a moderately slow exposure (8/10 of a second) the image was captured about 15 minutes after sunset.
Truly a special day in the Scenic Pacific Northwest!
- Raw image with Nikon D80 @ 100 ISO
- AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D @ 20mm
- 8/10 of a second @ ƒ/10
- Tuesday, November 6, 2007 @ 18:04
- Trillium Lake, Mt. Hood, Oregon, USA