After settling on where to shoot for sunset, we laid down our gear and hung out for bit around the high point in the park, enjoying ourselves as well as some interesting but delicious food. A few slices of yak cheese and some manna bread and I was ready to get at it, climbing around, and taking advantage of the afternoon light.
While it's still harshly bright, the light can cast dark shadows and strong overexposed highlights. Processing the scene as monochrome with a "yellow" filter and retaining detail in the highlights with layer masks, I am able to place the focus on shapes and tone values as opposed to color and hues. While I love colorful images more than anything, I felt this to be a great candidate for mono.
Thankfully the great light stuck around till before sunset and some interesting cloud patterns moved in as well. That made for a great way to end the evening. Well that, Red Stripe and sweet tea vodka.