Alpenglow over Yushan
It was a dull sunset as we drove along the battered upper reaches of the South Cross Island Highway then, just as we hit Tianchi, everything suddenly turned a bright fiery red. I jumped out of the truck and ran for an opening between the trees for this shot. In the next shot, a few seconds later the glow had disappeared. The craggy ridge on the left is the Yushan range; South Jade Mountain, Xiaonan Mountain and then Yushan Main Peak just before it gets lost behind Yusuei Mountain in the foreground (this won’t be clear on this tiny picture, so you’ll have to take my word for it). The highest, visually, peak in the picture is Yunfeng and Sancha Mountain is far right. I didn’t have time for a tripod and it is a horizontal stitch of two photos. In reality it was redder than this but I desaturated the red of the mountains so it doesn’t look so unreal. I will write more about why we were on the closed South Cross and the state of the road when I get a bit of free time.