The Sherwins are Looking Great

A couple of days ago, before it started snowing, again, we were out scouting getting a feel for the area now that it supposedly Spring. We went down to one of the local spots just off the highway that we tend to go to quite often. It’s a nice spot to gaze at the Sherwins and right now they are covered ion snow. It’s one of the great things about Spring, dry roads and snow covered peaks. All this basically translates to good black and whites. We had good clouds that day obvious sign of an approaching storm. The whole time I was out there the thought of shooting in black and white made it real easy to get some good images. That only comes with practice.

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Images captured with Nikon D3, 70-200 AF-S VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

The Mountain blew UP!

Nah it didn’t really blow up, Dad pointed out that the inverse of the image did look that way. Funny clouds.

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Got to have fun otherwise why do it.

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Images captured with D3, 70-200mm Vr II, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

Searching for Material

Lately Dad and I have been stuck behind our computers working on this and that so we decided to get out for a little bit and try to do something with the snow that came in yesterday morning. Well after the two days of rain there wasn’t much left in the flats, but the Sherwins looked great.

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It was one of those quick trips down to the ponds by the side of the road. Amazing how many adventures take place by the side of the road, simple stops producing images.

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Images captured with D3, 70-200mm Vr II, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

Working with Black and Whites

I know i have said this before but it seems to be stuck in my head especially after this last weeks lessons on landscape photography, black and whites are hard. I keep working with them, to the point of just walking around with the camera set in monochrome to visually see without color. While photographing the Sherwin’s, trying to capture the magnificent light poking through the clouds of a thunderstorm, i was thinking about how to make the best image possible. Since the light wasn’t creating anything colorful it was a simple decision to shoot while thinking B&W perspective.

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The god beams coming down were just spectacular, there really wasn’t any way not to make a good shot of them. Then there was one peak, Mt. Morgan and the cloud that had light on it. The entire peak stayed surrounded with dark clouds except for that one that kept getting brighter, until the opening disappeared and the light stopped coming through. It was a nice day.

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Images captured with D3, AF-S Nikkor 24-70 f2.8, AF-S Nikkor 70-300 Vr, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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