Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Aperture Series: Bristlecone Sculpture on Slate Outcrop, Late Dusk (Sony A7R II)
This scene was taken in blue mountain light at late dusk. The steep slate slope was a tricky business, and it was getting difficult to see, but the Really Right Stuff TVC-24L afforded footholds for the tripod feet with two long legs and one very short one, which is why I hugely prefer the “L” version for field use. A strong wind whips the foliage around.
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To my eye, natural sculptures like this would sell for millions if they were made by a human being, but here one stands, free to enjoy and exhibited in context like no human-made art could be. A black-and-white rendition of this image is found on the Examples: White Mountains Before Snowstorm page.