Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
29 Oct 13.  Continuing along the Highway to the Sun, still being chased and frequently overrun by fog, we came to the area just about a mile west of the visitor's center where we saw all the mountain goats on our previous visit a few years back. No goats this time however, actually, no animals at all, but lots of moisture floating around in the air and a light frosting of fresh snow on the mountain from the previous night. Since there was nothing more than rock and water, I thought I'd play with the clouds as they played hide & seek with the rocks. It was a rather interesting show as the mounds of granite would appear for a few seconds, disappear behind the clouds, only to reappear again to repeat the sequence; on and on and on. After about 30 minutes of trying to capture what I was observing in a different fashion, and not succeeding, we moved on to the visitors center to have a look at what might be presenting itself in the meadows beyond. Starting with the base image, I added a little enhancement to the clouds, removed some unwanted side effects caused by the enhancement, converted the image to B & W, and finally made a global contrast adjustment to get the exact balance I wanted in the shadows (black) and highlights (white). Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 @ f /11.

29 Oct 13. Continuing along the Highway to the Sun, still being chased and frequently overrun by fog, we came to the area just about a mile west of the visitor's center where we saw all the mountain goats on our previous visit a few years back. No goats this time however, actually, no animals at all, but lots of moisture floating around in the air and a light frosting of fresh snow on the mountain from the previous night. Since there was nothing more than rock and water, I thought I'd play with the clouds as they played hide & seek with the rocks. It was a rather interesting show as the mounds of granite would appear for a few seconds, disappear behind the clouds, only to reappear again to repeat the sequence; on and on and on. After about 30 minutes of trying to capture what I was observing in a different fashion, and not succeeding, we moved on to the visitors center to have a look at what might be presenting itself in the meadows beyond. Starting with the base image, I added a little enhancement to the clouds, removed some unwanted side effects caused by the enhancement, converted the image to B & W, and finally made a global contrast adjustment to get the exact balance I wanted in the shadows (black) and highlights (white). Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 @ f /11.

glaciernationalpark11432DxOchasedfog