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A Second Look at Lookout Pass

Last week I posted about traveling through Lookout Pass on my way to Spokane. At the time there was a little bit of snow but much was still uncovered. Yesterday as I was driving home I stopped again and this time everything was covered. On top of the snow was the inters-percent light that hitting certain areas of the mountains and leaving other areas dark. The combination of the snow, the forest and the light just screamed black and white.

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Now there were many ways that these images could’ve been taken. These both were taken with the D4 and 70-200 VRII but with the lack of man made structures around and every direction there was something interesting an 18-35 or a 24-70 would’ve been good choices also. The reason I choose the 70-200 was I wanted to again isolate the details on the mountainside. Those backlit trees really stood out at me and the one patch of trees getting hit by a spotlight was more interesting then the darkened forest around it. Those details could not have been captured using a wide lens only a long one. Keep in mind when I saw these images I was immediately thinking black and white so I knew how to finish them before I got to the computer. Knowing that is essential.

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