I had been looking for a good spot to capture a classic 'look up' picture.
That morning I was traveling along the Kebler Pass in Colorado and had stopped to take a hike into the forest. When I got back closer to where I had parked, I noticed a tall grove of aspen trees that looked promising.
People say that you are supposed to lay on the ground for this type of photograph, but I wanted to make sure everything was as sharp as possible. So, I mounted my camera on my tripod. There is no center pole on my tripod, so I extended the legs and lowered the camera as close to the ground as possible.
My camera screen flips out, but not completely. So, I still had to get pretty low to the ground to frame up the composition and make sure I was capturing a good sunburst.
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