During our adventures in Glacier National Park, we took a drive to a gorgeous lake and passed through Polebridge on the way. 'Home Ranch Bottoms' was a necessary pitstop for some huckleberry margaritas and pie, homemade by Dan! Mmmm...
During a trip to Montana with my family last month, we stayed in a campground about a mile from this small lake. My brother and I noticed the clouds were starting to look nice as sunset was approaching, so we jumped on the bikes and rode the mile to the lake. Sadly, by the time we arrived, most of the clouds had blown over, but it was too serene to pass up a shot.
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It seems that lately, friends of mine on G+ are sharing photos that are outside of their comfort zone, so I thought I'd share one of mine that falls into that category.
I shot this image during a recent trip to Glacier National Park with family. Having lived in California my entire whole life, I never really had a chance to see mountains like this until this trip and I'll just say, they were glorious!
When I began editing the images, I saw this shot and loved the snow patterns and clouds, but didn't feel like it had the impact I had hoped for. I mucked with it for about 15 minutes and then suddenly realized it had to be in B&W.
Those of you who know my work, know I engage in minimal processing for 98% of my images and rarely convert to B&W, so this is definitely an image I feel is unique for my catalog, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.
(Print - http://smu.gs/19sY35M )
There is something about nature that changes me completely. I've always been an observant person, but in nature that escalates to an even grander scale. I observe every vibrant flower, falling leaf, crawling inchworm, tiny singing bird, glimpse of a snowcapped mountain and still pond. I notice things most people don't see, but I rarely photograph those things because in nature, sometimes I love just being an observer.
During the hike to Avalanche Lake a few weeks ago when I visited Glacier NP, I saw this still patch of water along the river and the only way I could imagine it as a photograph, was if I shot it with the camera resting on the ground. I guess a part of me always imagines what the world would look like if I were 2" tall.
Trail of the Cedars in Glacier National Park, Montana.