Natural landscapes: the epic valley view


As Highway 93 heads south from this town, there are spectacular viewpoints to see over the valley and Rocky Mountains to the west. I especially like the grasslands landscape, but as I looked through the camera viewfinder, I knew adding a person to the scene would give you something to rest your eyes on in the bottom half of the composition. So I turned on the camera timer and galloped down the hill a half-dozen times to make exposures. This one is the best of the bunch. Here’s the scene in full colour:
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the mountains and sky

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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