Our initial plan was to reach Mt Shasta by the evening of the second day and drive through Lassen Volcanic National Park and then pass through Burney falls and McCloud falls before doing a sunset shoot at Mt Shasta. But I grossly under estimated the distance and we had to cancel out Lassen from the itinerary and went straight to Burney falls.
Burney falls was a big disappointment that day as it was full of tourists and families enjoying the 4th of July weekend and to make matters worse the sun was directly in the frame giving me horrible purple flares. I hope one day I could return and shoot them better, I know my pics this time didn’t do justice to this amazing waterfall. I was pretty dejected by the time we reached McCloud falls and we found them filled with locals and tourists too.
As we were getting close to Mt Shasta it was pretty late and my wife had her heart set on reaching the Lavender farms near Mt Shasta but unfortunately by the time we reached there it had closed and to make it worse there was not even a single cloud in the sky to make an interesting sunset. It was a little depressing after the first day and the spectacular scenery we encountered so I decided to pack up and leave to the hotel room when this happened. The setting sun lit up the mighty mountain is such beautiful colors it was spectacular and who needs rues of photography when you have light as glorious as this. I just snapped away and tried some interesting compositions but this sight totally made up for the disappointments that day.
Hope you all enjoy the pics as much as I did making them…