Parsnips Wind Storm. Canon 5D Mk II, EF 16-35mm f2.8L ll USM. RRS tripod w/ RRS BH-40 Singh Ray 3 stop ND filter. ISO 50 16mm f22 6.0 seconds. Capture time 9:45pm, June 28, 2013. Frank LeBlanc frankleblancphoto.com
Owens river, Bishop, Ca. As the sun fell behind the eastern Sierra a strong gusty wind entered the Owens river gorge. I was thinking rain and almost cut and ran, but I already had been using my headlamp and had rain gear so why not stay awhile. As the river moved swiftly by the light changed and was illuminating the grasses and foliage in dramatic fashion while the background was billowing with swirling clouds which themselves were attaining an ethereal glow. My idea in using the ND filter and ISO 50 was to slow down the river as much as possible to catch a good blur while also capturing the reflections of the reeds and flowers. The sierra can be seen way in the background, barely visible, with a pink glow above.