13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tower View

I climbed up the ski lift tower to its highest point in order to get this shot. I wanted to include the green trees and the clouds and in order to do so I took the picture using the portrait mode of my camera. It was a real challenge to hold the lens steady and hold onto the ski lift pole at the same time but somehow I was able to do so.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Tahoe, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Joseph Sandford