The Ridge Trail in Ceres Park takes the high ground most of the time. This trail is steeper, narrower and more fun than the main trail. You don’t walk this trail, you climb, scramble over tree roots and get some nice high views of the lakes below — most of the time. Think roller coaster.
This photo was taken from one of the low points after the trail descends on steps carved out of the hillside. The trail curves around to the right here to avoid the hill. I love the way the two trees cling to the hillside. I’ve taken quite a few pictures of this scene and finally got the one I wanted using one of my 50mm lenses (50/1.4 Super Multi-Coated Takumar screw mount). This image is from the same roll of TX film as last week’s shots.
There’s something about this full frame, uncropped composition that works for me in ways my earlier attempts with wide angle didn’t.