Photographs from Glacier National Park

Posted May 20th, 2009 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink

Last week, after a morning wildlife photography session at the Triple D Game Farm, our group of Nikonians photographers made a quick trip up to Glacier NP in Montana. The weather was pretty bad and was waffling between snow, sleet and rain. However, being the intrepid photographers that we were, we decided to get outside and take photographs anyways. 

Lake McDonald storm clouds, Glacier NP. D300, 70-200mm.

Lake McDonald storm clouds, Glacier NP. D300, 70-200mm.

You can see the sheets of rain coming down over Lake McDonald. I thought they looked very dramatic. I added a bit cooler white balance in Nikon Capture NX 2 to add to the sense of darkness and cold.

Lake McDonald, Glacier NP. Nikon D300, 12-24mm.

Lake McDonald, Glacier NP. Nikon D300, 12-24mm.

The sun briefly came out in the photograph above and lit up the foreground rocks just enough to make them interesting. Because the sun was coming from directly behind me, a polarizer filter wouldn’t have made much of a difference, so I shot this straight. I darkened the clouds a bit in Capture NX 2 and then used a curve to add contrast to the foreground.  

Mountain ridge after clearing storm. Nikon D300, 70-200mm

Mountain ridge after clearing storm. Nikon D300, 70-200mm

 The towering mountains only peeked through the clouds on a couple of occasions. Make sure you have your camera at the ready at all times to take advantage of these brief moments.

 

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