Another perfect morning in Glacier National Park from last month’s workshop.
Going back through my archives this week and thought I would share another from Glacier. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to St. Mary Falls, as it’s one of my main stops on my photography workshops and it’s also one of the easiest falls to get to, but I never tire of photographing this one. The fun challenge when photographing any scene over and over is seeing how you can make it different from the previous by either varying composition or including different elements. This falls is a good one to shoot at sunset as you can get a bit of the setting sun there and it seems to lend itself to many interesting compositions.
Looking forward to visiting again soon here on my July workshop!
Canon 5D markII 24-70 2.8L f16 1/8 ISO
Well it’s officially cold here this morning with the thermometer reading a cool -26F this morning. Shooting when it’s this cold can be a pain sometimes, especially if you have a tendency to get cold fingers (which I do). However, as with any adverse weather, it can lead to some beautiful elements and experiences in nature.
Here’s a shot from MacDonald Pass, along the Continental Divide located near Helena, Montana. Looking for elements to put together along the sloping mountain top, I especially liked the lone trees and the dramatic shadows they were producing across the frozen landscape. And adding the sun with an aperture of f16 gave a nice extra element as well.
While out snowshoeing or skiing in the cold I usually keep my camera on a strap under my jacket so it not only keeps it from dangling around but I don’t have to continue fumbling with zippers when pulling in and out of a bag. I also wear a pair of medium weight wool blend gloves underneath my warm mittens that allow me to handle the camera, but still keep my fingers semi-warm. Fine tuning my workflow and gear in the cold seems to be an ongoing process, but each year it seems to get a little better and makes working in such cold conditions that much more enjoyable.