Runyon Sunset Voyeur

I’ve relocated back to Washington DC, but this East Coast heatwave has me waxing nostalgic for the mild California winter I enjoyed this year.  I spent a number of afternoons hiking Runyon Canyon, just a few blocks from my apartment.  One day, I got a late start on my hike and came around the final bend as the sun was getting low in the sky.  In true photographer fashion, I got unreasonably excited when I saw my fellow hikers passing through a really fabulous shaft of light that isolated them perfectly from the background.  I spent the next few days going back to that spot at the right time to do a little portrait series on the hikers of Runyon.  I call the series Runyon Sunset Voyeur because while I could see the subjects, they were unable to see me photographing them because I was backlit by the sun.  Check out the full series on my website.

2 thoughts

  1. One of the few times when breaking the rules i.e. never shoot with the sun behind you works really well. A great series of images and thanks for sharing Melissa.

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