I just returned from a 12 day trip to Glacier National Park where I lead a workshop and spend several days camping in the park and shooting personal images. The trip was awesome with many great sessions of light and a group of nine guys on the workshop that were not only super talented shooters themselves but also a ton of fun hanging with! Over the days and weeks to come, I will be sharing many new images from the trip, so stay tuned.
After catching an early morning flight from Baltimore, laying over in Denver and then finally driving three hours from Great Falls, Montana, I made it into the park and up to Logan Pass in time to hike out across the Hanging Gardens for sunset (Lower Hanging Gardens was open for cross country hiking). Modern travel always amazes me! I was flying out of the East Coast at sunrise and shooting sunset that evening 2,244 miles away. At any rate, the light that evening was pretty amazing and a sign of what was to come over the next two weeks.
For the image below, I hiked up to these amazing little waterfalls dropping from a large snow field on the flanks of Clements Mountain. I waited until Going to the Sun Mountain was bathed in the last warm rays of sunset and then captured the image. This is a single exposure using a 3 Stop ND Grad (soft) to balance the light and a Circular Polarizing Filter to remove glare from the wet rocks and waterfalls. Nikon D800, 14-24, Fotodiox Wonder Pana system, 1/2 a second @ F16, ISO 200.
Registrations are open for next years Glacier National Park: Crown of the Continent Photography Workshop -http://www.josephrossbach.com/workshops/glacier-national-park-crown-continent/