Day Two Hundred and Eighty Two. There are a lot of options when hiking around Matterhorn. If you only have time to do one hike ... then there's only one choice ... the Five Lakes Hike
. It's an absolutely beautiful loop that takes you past five lakes where you'll see Matterhorn reflected in three of them. As you can see, I didn't get lucky with the cloud cover and never got to see the peak. Hopefully, if you go, you'll get a clear view :D
If you happen to take too close of a look at the second image, you might notice a slight oddity in the top right corner ... something of a bloom of light ... that's what happens when you do long exposure work with a tilt-shift lens and don't properly block the light coming into the tilt-shift mechanism. Light leaks only appear in long exposure. They won't show up when doing a normal exposure, but the body of a tilt-shift lens isn't sealed. The mechanism that allows the lens to tilt and shift leaks just enough light to be a problem for long exposure. If you want to do long exposure with a tilt-shift lens, be sure to block the light hitting the body of the lens.