Well officially it is spring but when I wrote this post it was actually snowing so it’s hard to believe that it truly is spring. That typically is how it goes in the mountains. The weather doesn’t usually cooperate with the calendar which tends to make things interesting. A lot of the area is still covered in snow so right now is a great time to work on the intermediate season images, where you see the snow but life is popping through.
Snow is a challenge for most as it provides a blank canvas that can be overwhelming or very soothing. A lot of it actually depends on the snow quality. This particular area over by Hebgen Lake actually has some pretty intact snow which makes for a much cleaner graphic element. Clean snow always looks better then dirty snow and I don’t just mean color. Footprints can be interesting but too many makes it look dirty, especially when you go to finish it in post. Now is a great time to experiment with these patches but remember to be careful as much has melted away leaving holes and unstable surfaces in certain spots.