Sunrise at St. Mary Lake #2


Glacier National Park, Montana

September 15, 2016a1-st-mary-sunrise-030-hdr-edit18 mm: ISO 1600: f/16: 15 secs.

My second image from my sunrise shoot at St. Mary Lake.  You can see I still had not noticed my ISO was at 1600 from the night before.  Even with such a high ISO, I managed to get a 15 second exposure thanks to my Luzid 10-stop ND filter.  That filter was so much fun on this trip and I got way better images because of it.

My goal for this image was to combine the reflection of the mountains with the clear water and shallow rocks.  I think it came together pretty well.  The biggest issue was dealing with the highlights on the left side.   Luckily they weren’t completely blown out so I was able to work with them.

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