The past few days here in Santa Barbara County have been beautiful. Clouds roll over the mountains on some days while a crisp blue sky comes out on others. The light in the afternoons has been wonderful as well. The other day, the light on the mountains was magnificent as the clouds shaded the setting sun so that it highlighted only the mountains. On top of that, clouds were drifting around the peaks which made them look mystical--like something out of a Tolkien novel. I was walking up from my room when I first noticed that the clouds were circling the mountains beautifully. During my walk, I kept an eye out to see if the light would come out. By the time I reached my rook the mountains were lit up. I grabbed my camera and sprinted to a spot where I could get a good view. I shot as much as I could until the light was cut out by the clouds again. So I waited around for a while to see if the light would return. The light eventually came back and this time it was even better than before. At the same time, someone was feeding the horses in a pasture I was next to with an old pickup truck. I climbed up onto the back of the truck to get a better angle and began to shoot panoramas.