When Clouds Collide with Mountains
Cloud movement on the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range seen from the Owen Valley.
I rarely take out my camera in the middle of the day, but when I saw these clouds while traveling on US-395, I decided to pull over near Lone Pine to make this long exposure (150 seconds). The cloud movement were erratic as a storm was brewing further up North.
It looks as if this image was heavily manipulated in PS, but it is just a long exposure converted to black and white. I used both red channels (Image/Calculations/Red/Red) to really pop those clouds. I thought about doing a panorama, but with super long exposures, I knew that it would be impossible to line up those clouds in between frames.
If you are curious about how I shot this: 70-200mm lens @70mm, manual focus to infinity, circular polarizer filter, neutral density 110 filter, bulb exposure.
EXIF & Info
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- BW ND110, Hoya DMC PRO1 Circular Polarizer
- Gitzo GT3530S + RRS BH-55 LR ballhead
- [F32] [150s] [70mm] [ISO 50]
- Exposure Mode:
- Date Taken:
- March 8, 2010
- March 16, 2010 at 12:21 am