September 14, 2009 Part 2 – Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake

Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake

Monday, September 14, 2009. 2 of 2.

Hey everyone. This is the first time I’ve actually posted two pictures in one day. I’m not really sure what led me to do a 2nd post today, but as long as I was sitting there on my couch staring at the wall, I figured I’d toss up a picture aimed at those fans of the Picture of the Day who are on the other side of the world. Yes, I’m talking to you, Petah Tiqva, Israel.

This is another picture of the Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake near Aspen, Colorado. And no, I haven’t posted this one before. Yes, I’ve posted at least a couple that are very very similar to this one. But not this one. The biggest difference between this one and one in particular that I posted awhile ago is the people at the far right edge of the frame. I had found a framing of the view that I liked, and the light was perfect. But those people JUST WOULDN’T MOVE. It was maddening, really. There were people lined up along the whole shore giving them the stink eye, but they were totally oblivious. They were just chilling out, right there, right in the middle of everyone’s view. I tried to crop them out, but that didn’t feel right, because it ended up cutting a lot of those rocks in the foreground in half, so it broke up the picture’s story. Very frustrating.

Thankfully though, they did end up moving after about 10 or 20 minutes. So I was able to get the shot I wanted in the end, all was well, high fives all around. But still, annoying. Keep that in mind if you’re ever hanging out in a really pretty place where there are a lot of folks setting up pictures. Definitely don’t hold back from checking out the stuff you want to see, but try to at least keep moving. Don’t find a nice central spot in everybody’s way and then just hang out there. Garrrr.

Anyway, off to bed for me, see you guys tomorrow at the normal time.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55 mm kit lens. 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 100. Focal length: 22mm.

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