I went on a quick hike today up Cold Springs Trail. In addition to getting some exercise, I wanted to attempt some more abstract captures. Traveling light, I only brought the 5D with 35mm f/2. This is a really nice and small combo and enabled me to run back down the trail to get a bit more exercise. The light was playing tricks on me the entire time, with some scenes beautifully lit and others best not mentioned. Not sure how successful the trip was, but it was fun to work on something different. A portion of the Tea Fire made it to the lower reaches of the hiking trail and the landscape certainly looked eerie.
“California Bay, Burnt” – Cold Springs Trail, Montecito, CA
“Resting Leaves” – Cold Springs Trail, Montecito, CA
“Bearded Rock” – Cold Springs Trail, Montecito, CA