Even when subjects scream to be photographed like this mountain valley, it is wise to wait for good light when possible. It makes such a difference to the final outcome. Our emotional response towards an image changes drastically under different light quality, atmospheric conditions or seasonal changes. Sure, I could sit here all year long and capture these innumerable emotional states, but knowing when not to trip the shutter in a given moment is equally as important as when you should. Waiting for the right light can complement the subject, set a mood, carve out shapes, bring out texture, and even become a character itself. Plus nice light just looks better and invites the viewer to stay and linger.
Mount Rundle & the Bow River Valley
4x5 view camera
150mm Sinaron-S lens
Fuji Velvia 50
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