For my second trip to Calico Basin, I was doing an engagement set. Had a really great time as it was much warmer than my previous time out there. I had to arrive early in the afternoon since the mountain it sits under creates shade pretty early in the day and I really wanted that golden light right before the sunset. While I brought my flash for fill just in case, I found that the reflector did the best job creating soft light, helping reduce some of the harsher contrast. Since it is well into winter, the surrounding area was much more of a brown and gold color, whereas with my previous set was in the fall and had more greens, red and yellows.