Each image I process has it's own set of unique challenges I have to face and overcome, this one was no picnic. Shot mid-day in the Canadian rockies during peak larch color, maybe only an hour after my other shot from Morain Lake which is up behind these mountains somewhere. Some storm clouds were passing through the area, and the sun was peaking through scattered breaks in the clouds, casting rays all over the place. It was quite awesome to watch, and I caught this one scene from the side of a mountain on the other side of the valley when I noticed an iridescent cloud being lit up by a narrow beam of light that had found it's way through. Really cool little moment. The challenge was that the air was so full of moisture that the shot was just haze for days. Mucho work bringing out the clarity and getting even contrast through out. Big props to my crew(yoo know who yoo oro), for helping me dial this in.
August 26, 2014
145mm · f/5.6 · 1/3200s · ISO 100