The stunning Sun-Dial peak looming above Lake Blanche in the Wasatch back-country. I was pummeled by a furious summer lightning storm a matter of minutes after this was taken. To learn more check out this older pic:
Another old shot from October of 2012. Location: Shuswap, BC, Canada @ sunrise Used: Canon 5DMKII, 17-40 f/4L, tripod, cable shutter release, 4 stop soft edge 4x6 Singh- Ray ND filter (handheld in front of lens) 3 RAW vertical images stitched together in PS CS5 Thank you for looking
Location: Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm @ f/11 + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.
Sun-Dial peak in the upper Wasatch mountains, Utah.
This is a hike I've been wanting to do for awhile, and today I got off early from work and went for it.
I either seriously overestimated my physical prowess, or underestimated the difficulty of this hike because by the time I reached the lake, I was happy to be alive. I thought about turning back more than once, but the peak in the distance kept me going. Finally I arrived and shot as I nervously watched the sky change in front of me as the clouds began to look more and more ominous.
After what I thought was a great shoot I started to head down. Not more than 5 minutes from leaving the top I heard a ground shaking thunder sweep down the valley. I've been in high alpine lightning storms and I wasn't the least bit pleased to be in another one. After I saw a flash of lighting it occurred to me I had an aluminum tripod sticking out the back of my pack. "Aluminum is an excellent electricity conductor" was the recurring thought in my mind as lighting seemed to strike all around me and rain drenched everything. 7 miles later, after a hair raising run/jog/scramble down, I finally arrived at my car strangely thankful to be alive. I dunno, I've seen lightning strike close and the stuff scares the hell out of me.
That was my Wednesday adventure, and this shot represents the fruits of my labor.
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Quiet, no wind in this little inlet. The essence of peace.
Location: Steveston, Richmond, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Nikon 10-24mm. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.2 and Photoshop CS6 from 3 x RAW shot in 1.5 EV intervals. Follow me on:Facebook | Tumblr
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