First Light on Pyramid Mountain
Golden sunrise light on Pyramid Mountain – Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
I waited for nearly two hours to get this shot. It wasn’t a spectacular sunrise, but eventually, first light lit up the side of Pyramid Mountain for a few minutes. I love catching first light on mountain peaks mirrored by a perfectly still lake surface.
There is a sense of separation in this composition: the distant cloud formation seems to mimic the rock formation under water, and a piece of driftwood serves as a lone element connecting with the distant trees on the other side of the lake. The ethereal light on the mountain is the force that binds these displaced elements together. As I wrote in my previous post, light is what you see. I hope you see what you seek.
PS: Perhaps this scene looks familiar? It is the same location where I shot Every Man Should Paddle His Own Canoe.
EXIF & Info
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
- Lee 0.9 hard-edge GND
- Gitzo GT3530S + RRS BH-55 LR ballhead
- [F8] [1/13s] [16mm] [ISO 50]
- Exposure Mode:
- Date Taken:
- September 30, 2011
- October 25, 2011 at 12:13 am