As i said the other day i was up in the mountains chasing the clouds. Nothing like going up in altitude to get the brain a moving. That thinner oxygen really does help. I decided to drive up somewhere i had never gone before and frankly probably wasn’t the smartest decision considering it was a 4 wheel drive road, but it was kind of fun exploring nonetheless.
I finally stopped and looked out over the east to the rolling hills that surround the Bridger’s. It always amazed me how different the landscape looks after going just 30 minutes out of town. If you ever look at a topographic map of Montana then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
There was one thing that really caught my attention from the otherwise rather boring flat light. It was this low cloud that was coming over the treeline beneath the ceiling. While everything was moving east it kept creeping towards the west and eventually right into the mountainside covering up the Bridger’s. It was fun to watch but eventually it got cold and dark. With the light gone it was time to head back in for some processing.
With the flat, moody light black and white just seemed to fit the evening. Besides the conversion there really wasn’t anything else needed. Those are the shots that i always look for, the ones where you don’t have to do much with them in the computer.
Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 24-70, AF-S 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film