By David Shield

Winter’s Solitude

Equipment Info
Adobe Systems Inc. Tiff File
State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
Town
Bend
Brief Directions

From Bend, go west on Century Drive. Century Drive becomes Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Mt. Bachelor is approximately 22 miles south-west of Bend.

Description

I had envisioned photographing this scene after a winter storm. The day after a storm dropped about a foot of fresh snow in the mountains, I grabbed my gear and once the road to this area was plowed, I headed out. I parked my vehicle at a snow park close to Mt. Bachelor and began to hike toward the Three Sisters Mountains. After about a mile I found this spot. I liked the lines in the snow, and thought the foreground added a feeling of solitude. However, I decided to include a few foreground trees that were partly buried in snow, to add balance to the scene. The wind was blowing hard, making it bitterly cold, but I waited for the setting sun to create an alpenglow moment before shooting. I used a polarizer and Fujichrome Velvia film to emphasize the vivid alpenglow color.

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Date Taken
08/12/2013

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