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Montana Mountain Road



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24 Comments |
nilinili
 
nilinili December 25, 2020
Gorgeous!
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari January 11, 2021
Nice capture.
walkerbyran
 
walkerbyran January 23, 2021
Wow, you've got a lovely gallery, but this picture really caught my attention, everything about it is awesome
Blueyegurl74
 
Blueyegurl74 February 04, 2021
Love this shot.
Valya
 
Valya February 15, 2021
?????
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana March 05, 2021
Nice composition!
eduardoglz01
 
eduardoglz01 August 03, 2021
Wonderful work
Morrison52020
 
Morrison52020 December 26, 2021
Very nice
oldgreybeard Platinum
 
oldgreybeard February 18, 2022
Congrats on your #72 spot in the "Winter Paradise" contest
JHT-Images PRO+
 
JHT-Images September 22, 2022
Stunning contrast of merging seasons!
diannechapman_5606 Ultimate
 
diannechapman_5606 February 15, 2023
beautiful
sophiedv
 
sophiedv September 04, 2023
Congratulations 👏 Great shot!
DanRT Platinum
 
DanRT September 04, 2023
Nice work. Congrats!
guillermowetzig
 
guillermowetzig November 17, 2023
linda foto
TraeChique
 
TraeChique November 24, 2023
Postcard perfect. Loving the colors and symmetry of this capture.
dillardtaylor
 
dillardtaylor Feb 15
Beautiful
abdulrazzak_alali PRO+
 
You are the winner in Country Routes & Pathways challenge. Congrats! :)
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug Mar 11
Congratulations on your award win. A beauty!
imagesbyPattiC Platinum
 
Beautiful and well composed. Congratulations. 😀
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Plum148 Mar 11
Congratulations on winning the Country Routes & Pathways Photo Challenge! Gorgeous photograph.
Natulya PRO
 
Natulya Mar 11
Congratulations 🎉
sophiedv
 
sophiedv Mar 11
Congratulations
nikon1970 PRO+
 
nikon1970 Mar 28
Wonderful photo. Masterpiece
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady Apr 01
Gorgeous well done
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken on “Look out Pass” in majestic Montana right after a very heavy Autumn Snow! It was so magical to walk in this unseasonal, Autumn fresh snowfall. This enchanting location with the fresh snowfall has become one of my top favorite travel memories!!

Time

It was mid day and mostly overcast with a little sunlight peeking through. We had just pulled off from main highway to see a country road and actually got stuck in the snow! It ended up being a perfect place and time to capture it!

Lighting

I was very fortunate to have such wonderful lighting with the overcast conditions and yet some sunlight peeking through. It really worked well especially with the sunlight over the leading lines of the Country Mountain Road. I didn’t use any extra lighting for this shot.

Equipment

Even though I had already been shooting this scene with my large camera, for this one image, I decided to use my IPhone instead to see how it would turn out. I was using a tripod and after setting up focus, exposure and composition of the shot, I had someone else push the button after jumping into the scene with my dog.

Inspiration

This unusual, heavy snowfall in October was like stepping into a storybook setting! I had never seen Fall Colors and Snow combined in such a breathtaking way before!!! So... I had to stop and try to capture dreamy feel of it. I also hoped by adding myself and my dog into the image frame, it might help portray a visual story of this amazing day!

Editing

I used photoshop to process this image and bring up shadows, highlights and brighten the overall image. I also added an “orton effect” to create more of a glow and moody look.

In my camera bag

I always have my Canon 6D, 24-70 2.8L Canon lens. 70-200 2.8L Canon lens IPhone external flash Tripod

Feedback

An important thing to remember when taking this type of image on an IPhone is to use your finger to press screen where ever the brightest part of the scene is (the sky) so you expose to capture the highlights and keep from blowing out your sky. Make sure you lock the exposure. You can always bring up the shadows and brighten it in processing later.

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