I had been scouting this photo for several nights. I missed it a night earlier by seconds – just couldn’t get the tripod setup quickly enough.
The challenge here was huge sun flare from the left. I ended up ditching the 24-120 and went with the 70-300 to make use of a more solid lens hood. That pretty much did the trick.
It’s also an HDR, but going with the normal exposure plus two over exposures by a stop each – didn’t use the two under exposures.
This is a look at The Montage Deer Valley, an amazing resort in Empire Pass. It’s my favorite place to ski at Deer Valley Resort.