To catch the sunrise highlighting the storms brewing over the mountains in the distance… that was the plan but getting out of bed before 6am on a Saturday, just to bike up the local hill is pretty challenging.
I was half an hour too late and had to settle for the beautiful color while still on the uphill road:
Since I missed my main objective, but I had a tripod with me, I decided to play around a bit and see whether it’s possible to use the automatic shooting functions to catch myself riding the trail:
Finally on top, I had the place almost to myself with great hazy light — I think I prefer it like this compared to when it’s perfectly clear. It also means fewer tourists…
Some telephoto shots with the 20 year old Minolta Rokkor 135mm f/3.5:
Check out that nice in-lens vignette at f/3.5:
And a view up at the trio well-known to most residents of this lovely city… but from a slightly different perspective: