Glacier National Park sits high up in Montana next to the Canadian Border. The Photographic Group spent a few days here exploring both sides of the park. Of particular interest is the wonderful reflections on Lake McDonald, and were lucky enough with the weather in the afternoon. The Cedar Rainforest and Many Glacier sections were wonderful too. Whitefish River and the Whitefish Lake were of interest as well. We tried to catch the Sunset over the lake but it fizzled out, so instead many in the group tried their hand at slow exposures with some interesting results.
Canyons and Falls was the theme right from the start on this wonderful Photographic Tour of the American Rockies. We started out from Salt Lake City and headed up into Idaho and stayed at Twin Falls. Here the Snake River drops over the Shoshone Falls in quite a spectacular fashion (when its really running) We then headed up through the lovely and scenic Idaho mountains into Washington State. The Palouse region was impressive with old Barns, new cropped farmland and intriguing contours. The amazing Palouse Falls was impressive too and we spent a few hours here working the light.
A lovely colourful dawn greeted us as we walked down the steps of the coastal pathway. This dawn shoot was to complete the 2013 Creative course, so all participants were invited to attend at Cape Schanck for a practical lesson. Valuable instruction on using Grad filters, Depth-of-field, the use of ND filter techniques and working the “dream Sequence” were all demonstrated and put into practise by all those who came.