Sunrise at Two Medicine Lake


Glacier National Park, Montana

September 16, 2016b1-two-medicine-01719 mm: ISO 200: f/16: 90 sec.

With high hopes for clouds in the morning, we hit the road at 4:00 a.m. to get to Two Medicine Lake before sunrise.  Similar to our attempt at sunset two days earlier, we didn’t get a cloud in the sky.

We still spent about an hour shooting there and I loved playing with my new Luzid ND1000 filter.  Everyone was really struggling because the water was so choppy, you needed more than 30 seconds to smooth out the water.  With my ND1000 and Triggertrap, I had no problem taking 1-3 minute exposures and capturing the color on the lake, which I thought was the prettiest part of the scene.

In this image, I tried to focus on catching more of the light hitting the back mountain and lake.  The composition was less interesting than framing up on the big triangle peak in the left of this image, but you have to work with what the conditions are giving you.

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