Monday, April 18, 2016

Zebra Stripes Landscape

I often speak about being an opportunist when out photographing. While you might seek out a location or a subject with something specific in mind, you always have to be open to whatever presents itself.

I have seen this famous scene in Denali National Park several times over the past few years, and it has never looked like this. It had snowed a day or two earlier, and the snow had melted in an almost zebra-like pattern. This was not the shot I had envisioned when we set out that day, but it is what Mother Nature provided and it is a unique and interesting image.

What helps hold this image together is the strong leading line of the road. It takes your eye from the bottom of the image and curves it around into the misty distance. You are led through the scene along the curves and through the white stripes.

So don't let you head or your heart hold you back. Always be ready to shoot whatever presents itself. You never know what wonderful images might result. 

TECHNICAL DATA  Shutter Speed 1/800th sec.  Aperture f/7.1.  ISO 1600.  Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS.  Camera: Canon 5D Mark III.  Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared."  --Whitney M. Young

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