I posted some landscape photos yesterday of the sandstone hoodoo’s in the Pinnacles Provincial park. It was awesome to be able to see something so different like that and not have to travel very far (2 hours from PG to Quesnel). I’m so lucky to live in a place where there are amazing sights that aren’t very far away.
Morgan, Lisa, and I decided to go to the Pinnacles rain or shine. We knew that it was a short hike, so getting wet wasn’t too big of a deal. We came prepared to get wet, and when you are already mentally prepared for that type of thing it makes the experience that much more enjoyable. At any rate, I really enjoyed myself on our little hike.
During the drive there, I shared an idea with Morgan and Lisa about a photo I wanted to take with an umbrella and a picturesque view. When we got to a certain spot on the trail, it was obvious it would be perfect for the idea I had.
It took me a bit to get the settings right on the camera and flash to get the kind of look I wanted. It was also a bit of a challenge to hold the flash in the right spot as well as hold the umbrella (with no handle) to reflect the light back into their faces. I came to realize just how hard it was when I asked Morgan to take a picture of me doing the same thing after I got the settings nailed down for her and Lisa’s picture.
After getting some umbrella shots, we hiked down and around to a cool-but-a-bit-sketchy view of the Pinnacles.
The viewing area that we hiked down to had a some awesome sandstone and blocked the light and rain in such a way to get some very nice light for portraits. We decided it would be cool to do some serious mug shots and I think they turned out great.
Where we were at the Pinnacles, you could just barely see the pulp mill in Quesnel. As you drive into Quesnel from Prince George there is the stinky smell of the pulp mill…a mix of rotten eggs and sulfur. But for anyone who lives in a pulp mill town, we know that it’s just the smell of money.
You can’t actually smell the pulp mill from the Pinnacles. They air there was awesome to say the least.
Anyways, it was a great day hiking in the mountains and I hope to go back on a sunny day to get some new pictures that are equally as cool as these one’s are.