Glacier Park Photographer

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Glacier National Park, A Unique Photographic Perspective

Perspective means one thing, the way we see something. In photography, perspective is controlled in a few ways, first by viewing distance and angle, and second by lens selection. This unique perspective of the south eastern portion of Glacier National Park, and the south west portion of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation was shot with a Nikon 500mm f/4.0G ED VR AF-S SWM Super Telephoto Lens for Nikon on a Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera.

This is a unique perspective because few people ever see Glacier National Park in this way. It was shot from about 20 miles away and from the top of a prairie hill, and with a long telephoto lens. It appears that the mountains and the hills are very close together, when it reality, they are much further apart. The light on the land, or lack there of, helps to isolate the snow covered mountain range and the wind blowing the snow off the peaks into the air helps give the winter time Glacier National Park photograph some added drama.

This photograph shows a unique perspective of the snow covered peaks of the south east portion of Glacier National Park in Northwest, Montana. Nikon d300, Nikon 500 f4 VR. ©tonybynum.com all right reserved. 
So the next time someone asks you, "what's a good landscape lens," you can answer, it depends. In this case, the answer would be "a 500mm."

Understanding compression, angles, lenses, and perspective can help you create unique images.

Good Shooting!

Sincerely,

Tony Bynum

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