Stairway to Heaven

After a 5-mile hike in the middle of the night, we reached the top of this ridge line, with the stairs descending down the other side. Just in time for sunrise (the hike took a little longer than expected!), I rushed to get set up. We were given some great light that morning, especially since this location is known for questionable and rapidly changing weather and is often engulfed entirely in low-hanging clouds.

Given the perspective needed for this shot, I wasn’t able to get my tripod high enough, so this is a handheld vertical pano that I am *very* fortunate actually stitched together in post, particularly using shutter speeds that are less than ideal for handheld shooting.

14mm · f/8 · 1/30 · ISO 100

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