This is a photo of beautiful hillside that I pass nearly every day. I could never catch a picture of this wonderful view, because there was no safe place to pull over on the highway as I was driving past.
On this particular autumn evening, all traffic was stopped in a construction zone, just as the sun had disappeared behind the mountains. The last rays of sunlight were only visible up on the hilltop to the east. Thanks to that unexpected traffic jam, I finally got the shot that I had wanted to capture for a very long time. (It really pays to keep you camera at your side at ALL times!)
This landscape image was captured from I-180, exactly on the “city line” between Montoursville and Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
The photo was shot “handheld” with a Canon EOS 10D camera using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L zoom lens @ 200mm. The shutter speed was 1/250th sec at f/9.5. The camera’s ISO was set to 100.
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© 2009 Gene Walls
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