A DARKNESS VISIBLE
© Miles Hecker
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My absolutely favorite photographic location on this highway system is Beartooth Lake. In the first two weeks of July, when the high alpine region is at it’s maximum state of green, the early morning light here is absolutely spectacular. In the early morning the Reflection of Beartooth Butte which sits above the lake can be stunning.
Be warned that the mosquito population is quite high at this time of year. Bring your, “bug juice”, you will need it as you wait for the first rays to come over the horizon.
Early morning just before and after sunrise is the time to shoot this. The wind comes up later in the day and you won’t get much in the way of a reflection. The above shot is a two shot panorama taken with a 24mm lens on a full frame 35mm camera.
LENS & FILTERS
LENS: 17-35mm for 35mm camera, 10-22mm for crop sensor cameras
FILTERS: 85A warming filter or shoot RAW and adjust color temp during conversion
Slide films: Velvia 50 or Kodak E100SW