Another perfect morning in Glacier National Park from last month’s workshop.
Here’s a bit of a throwback I found as I was going through my archives yesterday. This was an amazing morning we had on Swiftcurrent Lake while I was working with Ken Burns on his National Parks film in Glacier National Park. It was a real privilege to be involved with such an important project and film about our National Parks and also to work with such an incredibly talented group of people.
I was going through my archives tonight and thought I would share an image I took a few years back in western Montana. I love those mornings when you get that perfect combination of fog and early morning light, creating a much more dramatic landscape in an otherwise average scene. A good example of how the power of light and elements can help transform and shape your images.
Canon 5D 70-200mm 2.8L f8 1/400 ISO200
Sunrise in Yellowstone National Park this morning. Just wrapped up a couple days working with Natural Habitat Adventures in the park, had a great time working with a fantastic group of people.
After an early spring storm brought wind and snow last night, this morning cleared and brought fabulous light to the snow covered landscapes. The higher elevations received a couple more feet of snow on top of an already heavy snow pack this year.
Canon 1DX 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS f8 1/500 ISO100
Winter is finally here in Montana and I thought I would share some of the last of the fall images I’ve taken this year in western Montana. This image was created in the Seeley-Swan Valley using a wide angle lens and some experimentation in an awesome aspen grove we found on my recent workshop. I love playing with compositions in groves like this, as you can spend all day rearranging the trees in different configurations and including different elements such as the rising sun in this one.
Canon 5D Mark III, 16-35mm 2.8L mkII, f16 1/15 ISo100 +1
Over the years, wildfires have certainly left their mark in and around Glacier National Park leaving behind ghostly silhouettes dotting the landscape. On this morning there was a beautiful fog just breaking along the north fork of the Flathead River just outside the park’s western boundary. The cool morning fog and early morning light produced a beautiful hue of purple and pink, adding a nice backdrop to the fire’s remnants.
This is a flock of Pelicans flying over the Jefferson River in Montana. I took this yesterday morning as I was driving along the river.
Probably not the best idea to be photographing and driving, but I couldn’t resist as it was such a cool site to see them lifting off and following the river at sunrise. They followed along next to me for miles, such a perfect morning.
This week I’ve had the pleasure to be in one of my favorite places to shoot, Olympic National Park in Washington State. Exploring the rainforest here is something else, a bit otherworldly at times. Here’s a shot looking out the cabin door early morning on Lake Crescent. Pretty rough.