Road to the mountains

I spent a long weekend in Slovakia, checking out a few caves, driving around their pot-hole filled roads, and of course hiking in the High Tatra mountains.

These are the mountains you see in the background of this image. Let me assure you they are a lot easier to come down than they are to go up.

The field where this was taken was a couple of minutes from where John and I were staying, so it allowed us to go out there for a non-eventful sunset, and also wake up at stupid o’clock in the middle of the night to try a few star trails and such.

Hiking up the mountain was exhausting, especially with a bag full of camera gear, but worth every ounce of sweat (and there was a lot of it). They’re beautiful. I did not like the heat, however. My natural skin colour is ‘vampire’, and I’m very much in favour of low heat (the ice caves we went to were the perfect temperature for me), so hiking up a mountain in the hot sun certainly took it’s toll.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1.6s

3 thoughts on “Road to the mountains”

  1. That’s a beautiful MountainScape Mike. I like that suggestion of a thin veil of low lying mist just softening the lower slopes of the mountains. Perfect lead-in and the peaks look very inviting.

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