On our recent trip to the Pinnacles with Neal (Spool) Pritchard, we got to the Pinnacles with ample time to scope the area and did a full circuit of the area. The light was getting lower and lower and we were needing to make the final decision about where to go for that final shot and we both decided to go just around the corner from here.
Then guess what…2 girls had also settled on this spot with their point and shoots and their favorite toy duck! Yep that’s right, they were putting this duck in and on the Pinnacles everywhere and pace as much as I liked, they simply carried on with their mission.
Neal set himself up on a bit of a rise and had a good perspective for the 50mm. I, on the other hand was running out of options, so i decided to walk over the hill and back to these Pinnacles which were some of the larger and more interesting ones we had scoped for the night shoot.
I started off with the 17mm tilt shift but quickly changed to the 50mm prime for the pano that started to present itself in front of me.
The final result is pretty cool I think and the colours in the sky very much compliment the Pinnacles colours.
The whole exercise shows just how much luck plays a big part in where you end up on any shoot and how you have to keep looking around!