Buffalo Peak and Surprises

Our goal today was to get to the top of Buffalo Peak. In May, we made up to the base of the last steep push to the peek. However, Ann and I were so distracted by the flowers, as shown in the post from May, that we ran out of time and said we would have to come back and do it again.

Early Light on Cascade Saddle Trail

What are the chances? There are hundreds and hundreds of trails within 30 minutes of my house. It was Sunday morning after 8am, which in Utah, you barely see anyone. And I run into the same people riding their horses. Go figure.

Climbing Closer to the Summit

Today, Ann and I climbed up more than half way to 4.1 miles. We had a 2,100 foot elevation increase on this wonderfully beautiful journey on a day with perfect hiking weather. Another key milestone for today was the fact that we reached 9,500 feet of altitude on the hike. That is the highest I have ever been hiking.

Primrose Overlook

Sometimes being in the wrong place works out fine. My hike today was an example of that.

Johnson’s Hole or Bowl?

I completed my longest hike of the year today - 12.2 miles. My previous best was 8 miles. The purpose of today's hike was distance, not climbing. I can proudly say - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Stacking

I finally decided to make an attempt at photo stacking using Photoshop. It is quite easy to do. The concept is to take multiple images of the same thing and blend the images together into one photo. The two photos that I did were made with the 105 macro. I used 4 images each with a different focal point.

My first stacked image.

The images below were the individual pictures used in the composite above.

My 2nd stacked image

Photo Loco

I finally decided to make an attempt at photo stacking using Photoshop. It is quite easy to do. The concept is to take multiple images of the same thing and blend the images together into one photo. The two photos that I did were made with the 105 macro. I used 4 images each with a different focal point.

The stacked image is terrific!

Below are the images that were used to create the composite above.

The second stacked image of the day

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