Lazovsky National Reserve, Russia
The photo was shot from the observation deck on top of Hancock building. Unfortunately I was not allowed to bring my tripod in so I had to place the camera on the floor and aim it almost laying on the floor as well. Still the mirror closing caused a movement on camera and that is why from more then 10 shots only 2 were more or less interesting. Another disadvantage was the dirty glass of observatory that can be seen on the sky part of the shot.
Having decided to make a shortcut on our way from death Valley to Sequoia National Park we made a huge mistake. The road meandered in the mountains, speed limits were 40-50 mph and finally we drove in the fog. The road was barely seen and we forced to drive at 5 mph. Having passed the fog we found out that the fog was the low layer of clouds and we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset. Unfortunately meantime we lost all the time and give up to go to Mono Lake as it have had been planned.