Sunset at Swiftcurrent Lake

Glacier National Park, Montana

September 16, 2016b8-swiftcurrent-008-hdr18 mm: ISO 200: f/16: 5.0 secs.

Another stop in my packed trip to Glacier National Park was sunset at Swiftcurrent Lake.  Unsurprisingly, we didn’t get any good clouds again.  There was a nice glow left by the sun after it vanished behind the mountains.  Combined with a long exposure for smooth water, I felt like it created a pleasing image.   I used my Luzid combination four-stop ND/circular polarizer filter to smooth out the choppy water.  I liked it because it still left just just the shapes of a few ripples in the water.  Unfortunately, there was nothing I could do about the blurry bush.  I tried taking a faster exposure and masking it in, but I could not get it to look natural at all.

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