Photographer's Note

Why meditation?
Simple, I wanted to de a sunset from the summit of "le mont du lac des cygnes" in the Parcs des grands jardins in Charlevoix, a 2.5km. hike.
So, going up in late afternoon, I met all the people coming down.When I arrived at the summit, only a handful of person were still up there, but not for long.
What do you do, when you have a summit all to yourself and have to wait for one hour for the sunset.Once you have identified the exact spot where the sun will come down, using the compass, 185, and chosen the right spot, one protected from the wind which was quite strong and cold. You go around and look at the scenery, taking inside all its beauty, the calm and realizing how fragile everything is around here.
I took this photo while the sun was almost gone, the quality of the light was worth the climb by itself.
I am looking south-southwest, towards the valley, yellow rich at this time of year, with the foreground of lichens at my feet.

This was my first experience of the wide-angle with the polariser, and it will be the last, as you can judge by the difference of color intensity.

Will I show a sunset? NO! I am not satisfied of this first experience, my NDgrad (2 stops ) was not strong enough, as I would have needed a 4-stop.

Hope you will like this photo, even with its drawback.

PS:Coming down the mountain, in the dark, with my headlight; every 30 seconds,I whistled, as there were bears sighting here during the day. Came back safe and sound as you can see.

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