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"Rolling Hills"
Location: Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont, California.

Mission Peak is a popular local hike in the bay area. I was told that up to 4000 people hike this mountain over a typical weekend. Probably it is just the right balance between hike's difficulty level and it's proximity to the city makes it so popular. What I like about it is not just that it is a good exercise but also that it provides me with ample photographic opportunities. This is the view on the west side of the hill during a stormy day. The clouds had occassional breaks providing me with some awesome displays of the light on these beautiful rolling hills.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 1/400sec at f/8 and ISO 100 handheld
No filters and bit of LR processing including Grad ND filters

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