I returned to Garnet Peak in the Laguna Mountains this week. I arrived early enough before sunset to search for a new composition. I ended up in the same location as the previous week, but a bit closer to the rocks. I really like these rocks. You can see them from the road when hiking here. The one rock on the left, stands out by itself and makes me think of Stonehenge.
I stayed for about an hour after sunset, watching the clouds ignite with color and fade away. This is the same location I visited in December. Here is a link to that post, December Wanderings with the previous composition.
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I have been staying close to home and doing short photography trips. As a result, I have a eclectic collection of photos from various trips this time.
This first photo is from December 27, 2020 in the Laguna Mountains looking toward the coast. On Christmas day and I missed capturing a beautiful sunset that was occurring while I hiked, trying to reach this peak. So, I returned again two days later. I was lucky to have another great sunset.
The next day, December 28, I tried to go to Palomar Mountain State Park during a snow storm, but the road up the mountain was closed. A patrol office at the bottom of the mountain was turning away all except residents. But the following morning, after the storm had passed, I was up the mountain and into the snow at the start of the day.
The next day, December 30, I hiked up to Double Peak at sunset. I often struggle to find an interesting composition for a photo that avoids a big green water tank. So, I am trying to stretch my thinking and find other possibilities. This time I found a location on a small hill below the peak that worked out nicely.