Category: Nature 'n Landscapes
We were on a trek to Amedikallu, passing through a Shola forest right under the peak. Sun was at its peak, when we came out of the Shola forest for a magnificient view of the valley. We climbed up on top of a rock for a better view of the hills on the other side of the valley. While Chennappa, our guide, was taking a look at the peak, I took this shot of him, set against the vertical face of Amedikallu and the sun:
I was carrying only the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM wide angle zoom lens for this trek. I used the lens at its widest focal length and a manual mode exposure of f/8, 1/2500s and ISO-100, to get this silhouette shot.
We reached the peak in another hour and was enjoying the sunset a little later. After the sunset, the sky had some beautiful cloud formation. Watching Chennappa walking on top of the peak, I composed the above shot, with the sky as the background.
This is also shot with the 16-35mm, once again at 16mm, manual mode, f/8 and ISO-100. But, the light was much lower than the earlier shot, so I used a 1/60s exposure.