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Mark Metternich
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Ever notice how, sometimes, your photography may reflect the kind of season that you are going through, the moment your photo was taken? Of course life is flavored with a myriad of seasons, some beautiful, maybe nearly euphoric. Some dark as the depths of night. Most somewhere between these two extremes.

The approach: this image was taken in late July, after finishing my Glacier National Park workshop. My assistant and I simply could not get enough of the area (when can you ever get enough of Glacier NP?) so we decided to stay in the park an extra week and spend an entire day 4-wheeling every accessible dirt road we could find around the park. Just as we were coming up an incredibly steep hill I caught this scene to my left, abruptly stopped, locked in the parking brake, jumped out of my vehicle running, while emphatically telling my assistant “there’s a photo right there!“ Hand held, we shot immediately as the moment came and went within a minute or two.

Techie stuff for those techy-ish:

This is a single raw file (shot to the right of the in camera histogram) mainly finished in Camera Raw 8.2 / Lightroom 5.2 Raw (I often go back and forth between the two interfaces, because I teach both). As always, my somewhat innovative approach to Blending using the Layer Style “Blend if” options was used for a wide variety of processes including (but not limited to) blending for dynamic range, advanced B+W tonal control, very subtle advanced dodging and burning, sharpening fall off of the extreme darks and lights, and to pull the deep shadows of the land, a little bit, out of complete silhouette (which I do not always believe is necessary). Lastly, the image was sharpened for web using some twists, turns and improvements on what some may call the “Adamus” advanced pre-sharpening and then downsizing technique.


Canon 5D Mark2
Canon 24-105L
105mm
f/8 (sharpest f/stop)
1/1600 shutter (w stabilization on)
100 ISO

Feel free to Facebook me if you so desire. I generally share even more gruesome details there.

Thanks for looking! 








Oct 11, 2013 at 08:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Ominous Approaching


Stunning! Thanks also for the backstory.

Rob



Oct 11, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Ominous Approaching


I love the cloud - captured and processed beautifully. I do feel like you may have opened up the shadows too much, but that's just my taste. I always appreciate your work.


Oct 11, 2013 at 08:25 PM
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Awesome shot Mark, lots of power in that cloud. I like how the whole tree is backed by the cloud and does not go out of it. Great work. Thanks for sharing.


Oct 11, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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AWESOME!! Love the capture, comp and PP.
Dave



Oct 11, 2013 at 08:46 PM
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Good job. Image speaks volumes.

Mike



Oct 11, 2013 at 09:00 PM
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_Rob_S_ wrote:
Stunning! Thanks also for the backstory.

Rob


+1



Oct 11, 2013 at 09:27 PM
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Beautiful Mark. Looks like cloud effects from a big explosion


Jason



Oct 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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Good, very very good


Oct 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.


Oct 11, 2013 at 11:55 PM
 

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Awesome shot. Right spot at the right time but also having the eye to see the shot. Black and white gives such a greater impact. All I can say is wow.


Oct 12, 2013 at 01:11 AM
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Gotta love those spur of the moment shots. Great catch Mark!!


Oct 12, 2013 at 05:20 AM
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_Rob_S_ wrote:
Stunning! Thanks also for the backstory.

Rob


Thanks Rob!



Oct 12, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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I do love opportunistic photos like this. Always have a camera ready!

It almost looks like a giant white pyroclastic flow is heading your way



Oct 12, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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Very unique and dramatic Mark. The contrast created a great focal point.


Oct 12, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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Not to demean your considerable expertise in image optimization, this beautiful photo is proof of the dictum, "F/8 and be there!"

Rand



Oct 12, 2013 at 07:40 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Ominous Approaching


Mark,

That image is beyond surreal...thank you for the story behind the story also...

Regards,

Edd



Oct 12, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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Great image.


Oct 12, 2013 at 08:41 PM
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Rand47 wrote:
Not to demean your considerable expertise in image optimization, this beautiful photo is proof of the dictum, "F/8 and be there!"

Rand


Au contraire mon frere! We could not agree more!!!



Oct 12, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Ominous Approaching


Powerful image, Mark!

Bob



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