Evan Leith at Kearsarge North...

Evan Leith at Kearsarge North…

Evan Leith at Kearsarge North...

Photo Caption: Evan Leith at Kearsarge North

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From Evan about this image:

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I finally got out this last weekend, and boy did this trip throw some curveballs. We headed to Kearsarge North in the White Mountains and got to the trailhead around 9:30 PM. It took us about an hour and a half to hike the 3 miles up, and the whole time I was hoping there wouldn’t be anyone up in the firetower (now decommissioned to be a shelter). Well… there was. I start yelling hello and asking if anyone was up there, and someone yells “We’re sleeping!” So yea, we got locked out of public shelter at night on the top of a mountain. I was wearing shorts… Next, we were starting to look for good compositions, taking some test shots and BOOM, my camera on a fully extended tripod fell lens first to the rocks. I just stood there for a minute thinking about offing myself. Apparently Canon makes a hell of a lens because the rim of my 16-35 took the entirety of the fall and NOTHING broke. Lens worked, zero scratches and my camera must have felt nothing. Complete and utter miracle. After that, nothing much exciting happend other than making a fire for the sake of not going numb. I was just hoping to take some photos from the inside of there, would have made for a unique composition. In the background you can see the light pollution from North Conway. The lights inside the firetower are the two knuckle-heads enjoying their nice warm shelter. They ended up being nice folks who were spooked by us in the middle of the night, consequently locking the door. Got some incredible sunrise photos from up on the deck as well, but those are for another group to share with, haha.
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Canon 6D, Canon 16-35 (now 17-35 thanks to the fall)
Foreground – ISO 640 f/2.8 @ 17mm, 295s
Sky – ISO 4000 f2.8 @ 17mm, 20s

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