I love the elemental changes that the cold weather of winter brings to nature. It’s something that I never experienced or thought about for most of my life, growing up in Brooklyn. We don’t have mountain ranges or miles upon miles of these trees in the big city. So, when I am able to experience scenes like this one, I try to keep a strong sense of appreciation about how differently my life has materialized thus far. It’s never a negative, mind you… it’s always a good thing. If I had to do it all over again, I would, so long as I’d still be able to have my [relatively] newfound love of nature.
This is a composited two exposure image taken with my Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm super telephoto lens. I got in really tight to bring out the rolling fog, which did a wonderful job of helping to illustrate the layers of the range in front of me. Despite the insane winds up there, my camera was secured thanks to my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. It’s one of the primary benefits of the more gigantic lines of tripods. The composite was done in Photoshop and stylization was done in Lightroom.