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Autumns Song by PerriSchelat
Intruder by PerriSchelat
I love the serene, gentleness of this. It feels like you could hear a pin drop.
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Stairway to Heaven by PerriSchelat
Some of my fellow photographers will understand the procrastination that comes with processing a photograph that was very technical in the field. You know it’s gonna hurt!! My biggest concern was that my technique in the field might have failed me and I didn’t want to find out. So I slowly inched my way closer and closer to this image all week.
The evening I photographed this scene, I was faced with 30 kph winds and cold temps. The sky looked super promising and turned out to be terrific. Hanging out on my perch was pretty taxing. I had hiked to the Nublet with a friend who gave me his big puffy down coat to wear over my own. At that point I was toasty, but still concerned about my best strategy for controlling movement in my images and their quality using higher ISO’s and faster shutter speeds. I waited for lulls in the wind and shot for the mid-ground using faster shutter speeds. I used long shutter speeds for the sky to get soft clouds. In fact, in this image I used a 4 stop solid ND on the sky for an 8 second exposure. I blended the two in Photoshop.
Waiting for lulls and using faster shutter speeds paid off and I managed to find images without movement, blur or camera vibration all risks you run into shooting in high winds.
It was good to get down off that mountain. I was concerned that Noel and I would run into grizzly bears. I felt sorry for the photographers we left behind that planned on staying up there in that ferocious wind to shoot stars and then sunrise. I’m sure it was a very, very long cold and scary night.
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Dusk at the Mill by PerriSchelat
I usually photograph the grist mill from a vantage point showcasing the glade creek waterfall in front of the mill. On this visit the creek was dry and the waterfall wasn’t running, so I thought about other interesting vantage points.
I like this very much as an alternative to the other more familiar shots.
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Emerald by PerriSchelat
This is Emerald Lake Lodge on Emerald Lake in Yoho. I challenge you to find a prettier place after a snowfall before the lake freezes.
Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, Canada
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Kissed by Light by PerriSchelat
I made this shot at Two Medicine Lake during my last trip to Glacier during the Reynolds Creek fire.
This morning was the prelude to a very stormy day on the lake. By 10am waves were screaming in and high winds had picked up. You can see that the water is moving and the reflection is not tack sharp, like it can be.
I made shots with long exposures and shots with short exposures, so I could experiment with what the water was doing. I just didn’t like the shots I captured at higher ISO’s and faster shutter speeds. The water was a little to ripply, so I opted to soften things with a long exposure.I really liked the “monet” painterly feel the water created over the rocks with a long exposure.
I only needed one exposure to cover the dynamic range with my Nikon D810.
Two Medicine Lake, Glacier NP, Montana
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Glory by PerriSchelat
This image was the bane of my existence for about 3 weeks during processing. In the field I had to contend with high winds, using high ISO’s and fast shutter speeds in low light to freeze these yellow rascals while they were whipping around in the wind. I was very close to the flowers, which would normally push the limits of sharp depth of field with any wide angle lens, so that meant collecting different focus points for blending in post processing. Hand blending flowers in post processing is time consuming, unforgiving and detailed work. I was close to the flowers, but I made sure not to get to low as to lose the visual of flowers extending into the distance. I did a bit of a perspective adjustment to the mountain, by shifting my lens downward creating a wide angle distortion that would make the mountain appear taller.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.
Hidden Lake, Hidden Lake Trail, Glacier NP, Montana
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