It’s all about the light

As i talked yesterday about subject it seemed only fitting today to talk about light. This fascinating area changes everything that we do. As it’s Winter here which usually means that the skies are always filled with grey clouds and the light is quite often flat, the goal is always to find those pockets where the light spills through.

As the light spills through it creates what we so affectionately know as god beams, creating a beautiful mosaic of light and dark space across the landscape. This of course is Westgard Pass just inside California. Sectional light is one of the most powerful.

Sometimes something as small as a leaf with only the slightest amount of light on it is enough to illuminate it form the surrounding area during the fall season.

Then again there is nothing more romantic or heart warming then seeing that beautiful sunset that tends to fill the sky with color. Where some places remain dark and the rest light up as it is touched by the sun light as it goes down over the mountains creates the mystery of the land. All of this happens because of light. Our goal is not only to chase it but capture it.

Weekend Findings

I am always fascinated with the weather here in Montana. It seems to change so much in such a short amount of time. This past week has been a typical Winter days with grey skies and little precipitation. Finally on Sunday the skies broke and I awoke to a beautiful sunny day. With the great weather i took drive down to one of my favorite places, Ennis, MT. It’s a great spot out to the west. A tad windy though. The Gallatin Range to the east was looking great with all the snow and as I waited for sunset I was hoping for some sort of clouds to come in. They didn’t, it was bare. It turned out to be a quick click day with quick processing afterward.

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In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 70-200 VRII, AF-S 24-70 F2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

Watching life go by

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Well here i am again kicking myself because i didnt get out shooting over the weekend and thus having nothing new to blog. The end of the semester is approaching quickly and my brain has turned to mush, not to say that it was ever anything more than mush, but right now it really feels just sluggish. Right now we have a rain and possible thunderstorms here in Bozeman, and im in the worst place of them all to see them, MY ROOM! Yep thats right im stuck inside working instead of out shooting, im sure you all know how that feels. This image came from a shoot a while back on a similar night. Greaat clouds and great light combining for a great shoot. I look at at the image and wish i could be out there.

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