Glacier Park Photographer

Glacier Park Photographer
Chief Mountain, Fall Colors - © tonybynum.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Glacier National Park - Frosty Foggy Winter Morning

Fog moved back in as temperatures dropped to the mid teens. We know what happens when fog mixes with freezing temperatures, FROST! Shortly after I woke up, I looked outside to see a thick coating of frost covering the trees and grass, I immediately got my cameras ready and chased the fog till the sun broke though. Any kind of dramatic shift in light usually offers a great opportunity for dynamic and unusual photos. The new page image above and the one’s below are a product of the days efforts.

One of the most compelling attributes of photography and Glacier National Park are the colors. After watching the season pass and colors change here for almost 10 years it always is a surprise to me that there are new and different colors almost every time I venture out.

I always like to shoot in color, but in some cases I like to reproduce black and whites and or sepia style images. Changing colors and tones allows me a little bit of creative control that is not available when looking just at the light reflecting off a mountain. As beautiful as that is, I like to mix it up a bit sometimes, particularly in the winter months.

I hope you are finding plenty to photograph in your area, if you’re not, ask yourself why? I’m willing to bet that most of you have enough time to get out at least once a week and take a few photos. Try shooting the same subject or from the same location once a week for a few months, at the end of the project, you’ll be surprised at the results. . .
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