Wedge by Sean_Bagshaw

Of all the places we photographed in the Canadian Rockies in September, Wedge Pond is not the most dramatic (still plenty spectacular though) or remote, but light conditions and camera choices helped make this image for me. The light was fading and the clouds were streaming overhead with the last light on them, a perfect opportunity for a long exposure with a 10 stop ND filter. You’d think four photographers who claim to know what’s up would be completely equipped, but somehow we only had one 77mm diameter filter (mine) and one 77mm diameter wide angle lens (Chip’s) among us. I bracketed two exposures (90 seconds and 200 seconds) and then handed the lens/filter combo over to Chip. As the light faded his exposures quickly went over four minutes and Adrian never got his turn (sorry dude). Zack shoots a Sony, so he was out of luck from the start.

Fortunately, the entire time we were at the pond there was a guy on the far shore doing a photo shoot for what appeared to be home made, tie dye yoga pants. Two women and a rotating array of technicolor stretchy pants posed in trees, did head stands and performed synchronized jetés while he did his best Austin Powers impression (yeah, baby, yeah). We were entertained.

Canon 5D III, 16-35mm F/4 L, 10 stop ND (X3 by Breakthrough Photography) , 16mm focal length, f/18, ISO 100, 90 and 200 seconds.

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